DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) Leading of my “Jock Itch” for Today: UPDATE: DEZ SHOWED UP TO TEAM WORKOUTS!!!

After yesterday’s media chaos, surrounding Dez’s whereabouts from the FIRST day that the Cowboys got together for team practices, Dez ended up being at Day 2 and now we know why he missed Day 1!

Well, sort of…

Tony Romo said that Dez told him before hand that he’d be missing Day 1, due to a “family matter” and that he was well aware of that fact.

Uh oh, here’s that “family matter” thing again.

Anyway, Tony says that Dez told him that he’d be at EVERY other practice from here on out and that as long as the communication lines are kept open with him, everything will be fine.



Dez Bryant is up to screwing around again and this time it’s not at a food court of a shopping mall!

Nope, this time, he’s “dropping the ball” on his own teammates!

Tony Romo said that roughly 40 Cowboys showed up to work out together at some uber secret location on Tuesday.

He said, “The guys know how important it is to be in football shape and ready to go when the lockout ends.”

Well, almost all of the guys.

Apparently, Dez was a no-show.

Is this really a shock, seeing as though Dez failed to show up at Valley Ranch last week, even though Jerry EXPECTED to meet with him and trainers hoped to check out the ankle he broke during his rookie season??

This was ALL after Tony Romo tried to intervene and take the guy out to lunch a couple of weeks ago to knock some sense into him!

Oh, Dez… www.espn.com

And in OTHER “itch” worthy news…

While TONS of NFL-ers and other athletes were using their Twitter thumbs to feverishly celebrate the death of Osama Bin Laden, Pittsburgh Steeler Rashard Mendenhall was doing JUST the opposite with his Twitter thumbs!

He said, “What kind of person celebrates death?” It’s amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We’ve only heard one side…”

Oh, Rashard… I probably would have laid off of saying THAT last part…

He also expressed his opinions on whether the planes that hit the World Trade Center on September 11 actually caused them to collapse, saying “We’ll never know what really happened. I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style.”

Of course, out of being in super damage control mode, the Rooneys, namely Art Rooney II, addressed Rashard’s comments in a statement posted on the Steelers’ website.

“I have not spoken with Rashard so it is hard to explain or even comprehend what he meant with his recent Twitter comments. The entire Steelers’ organization is very proud of the job our military personnel have done and we can only hope this leads to our troops coming home soon.”

Good call, Rooneys. Good call.

Not suprisingly, but Rashard’s tweets have mysteriously disappeared from Twitterverse… www.huffingtonpost.com

Rashard isn’t the ONLY one caught up in Twitter-mamma drama! Our very own Tashard Choice’s Twitter thumbs fell under the same fate after he started tweeting shortly after news of Osama’s death.

It all started when Tashard sat down to watch an episode of To Catch a Predator with Chris Hansen on CNBC only to realize that it wasn’t on!

So, like anyone with a passionate cause, he took to Twitter and said “No to catch a predator tonight. Not cool cnbc.”

Once he realized just WHY the show was pre-empted, in place of Osama death news coverage, he quickly apologized!

“My bad my tweet people,” he said “Osama bin laden being dead is better news.”

With that, Tashard was back to tweeting again, but this time it was about his favorite TV show, including a personal message to Chris Hansen. “I just wanna say u are the best damn reporter I ever seen. I love how you ask questions and you work. Hope you are a cowboy fan.”

Yes, Tashard. Two things: First, let’s cool the Twitter thumbs for a while and secondly, let’s hope it’s CHRIS that’s the Cowboys fan and not the people he ends up having to visit… www.dallasnews.com

Drew Brees says that the Saints are gonna be ahead of the rest of the league when the lockout ends!

He says that by getting the team together and organizing it as stringently as THEY did, it’s putting them WAY ahead of the game, in comparison to their counterparts in the league.

Um, Drew, correct me if I’m wrong but aren’t you also named as one of the plaintiffs in the players’ lawsuit against the NFL, who are hesitant to get together for any kind of organized workout as long as the lockout is on?

Anyway, here’s video proof of just how “original” their idea is, since Tony Romo and the Cowboys and pretty much every other NFL team didn’t have voluntary work outs either… http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/05/03/drew-brees-says-workouts-put-saints-way-ahead-of-other-teams/

Jason Kidd’s ex-wife is dating fifth overall NFL draft pick, Arizona Cardinal, Patrick Peterson!

Let’s look at her stats: Joumanna Kidd is 39, with three kids and 19 years of life experience over 20-year-old Patrick.

Yep, I can TOTALLY see what a 20-year-old would see in all of that!

The two were seen getting pretty cuddly at the Player’s Association ROOKIE party and they ended up leaving together.

Go get ya some, girl! www.mediatakeout.com

In MORE NBA baby mamma drama, Chris Bosh has filed a lawsuit against HIS, claiming that she misused his name and image and violated his privacy and trademark in the reality show, “Basketball Wives.”

Chris makes $14.5 million from Miami and is seeking $75,000 grand in damages from Allison Mathis.

Really, Chris? www.courthousenews.com

King James was left off of NINE MVP ballots!


Derrick Rose won the NBA’s MVP Award in a landslide vote, making him the youngest MVP Award winner in the history of the league!

Dwight Howard came in second, LeBron at third, and Kobe and Kevin Durant rounded out the top five.

Derrick Rose took 93% of the votes in this one and additionally, NINE people didn’t think that King James was worthy enough of having a top five most valuable player vote!

Now, all “decision” drama aside, the guy WAS the back-to-back league MVP and his skills certainly didn’t wear away this season! His scoring was down by just three points, but the rest of his production was pretty much on par and he was STILL the most efficient player in the NBA!

Am I missing something here??? www.larrybrownsports.com

Wizards big man JaVale McGee just wrapped up his third year in the NBA, gaining some fame for beefing with Blake Griffin in the Slam Dunk Contest back in February.

Well, that notoriety is all about to change, because now he’s known as having an alter-ego he calls, “Pierre.”


On April 28, JaVale announced on his Twitter: “My alter-ego this summer is Pierre. If you see me out, I’m only answering to that.”

He added, “Time for Pierre to hit these abs. Pierre is the smooth operator. JaVale McGee is the monster you’ve grown to know on the court, puttin’ them weights up. Pierre doesn’t dream cuz he’s living one.”

Um. Okay, “Pierre.” www.twitter.com

And finally…

Boston Police gave “Big Papi” David Ortiz a police escort!

Apparently, he can go as fast as he wants in Boston without having to worry about getting a ticket because when he was pulled over for speeding, instead of getting slapped with a ticket, he was actually given a POLICE ESCORT to Fenway Park!

He said, “They get you through traffic. One time, we were playing the Yankees, and I jump on the Pike in my Lamborghini. I’m going like 75 . . . the police pull me over . . . I say ‘Hey Man, I’m playing the Yankees today. As a matter of fact, follow me!’ We got to Fenway in five minutes.”

Isn’t is just SO cute when the rich and famous get away with things?? www.bostonherald.com

And THAT’S my “Jock Itch!”