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Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant faces a law suit after reportedly leaving the home of Texas state Senator Royce West, which he had rented since 2013, “littered with trash and feces.”
According to the Dallas Morning News, White spent over $60,000 in repairs to his home in a gated community in DeSoto, and is now seeking between $100,000 and $200,000 in damages.
“West discovered the 6,400-square-foot home “littered with trash and feces, missing blinds and shutters, with cracked windows and blackened carpeting” after Bryant moved out in January, and his lawyers say Bryant refuses to accept responsibility for the damage.”
The lawsuit claimed that Bryant paid $4,720 per month to rent the home, but had moved out in January. When West returned to inspect it, he expected to find the normal wear-and-tear but instead found the home in derelict condition:
“West encountered “irreparable damage to carpeting, flooring, windows, shutters, and blinds; the presence of animal feces, trash, debris, and personal property inside the residence; and distinct and pervasive odors throughout” during the walk-through, the lawsuit says.”
As a result, West paid $61,546. From the Morning News:
“Because of the damage, West had to repaint the entire house, clean or replace all of the flooring and carpeting, replace the home security system, replace doors and windows and perform an extensive cleaning, among other repairs, according to the lawsuit.”
Here is a look at the outside of the house.
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The Morning News also reports that West was “part of an informal support group of prominent residents created to mentor Bryant and keep him out of trouble.”
You can read the full suit, and see pictures of the home, over at the Dallas Morning News.