Michael Jordan Gives Advice to Dez Bryant

Published on 29-May-2013 by Stacey Mickles
Football - NFL / NFL Daily Update

Michael Jordan and  Dez Bryant

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant doesn't have the reputation of a guy who actually listens to good advice, but when it comes from the world's best basketball player -- and technically, your boss -- you listen.

Michael Jordan talked to Bryant about keeping his nose clean recently during Jordan's 50th birthday party.

"The only thing he told me was 'stay out of trouble,' '' Bryant said after Tuesday's practice at Valley Ranch. "Hearing it come from him … He is a strong voice. His opinion matters."

It should matter. Jordan just signed Bryant to his Jordan Brand on the stipulation that if Bryant stays out of trouble, he gets paid next year.

"It just adds fuel to trying to do things great at all times," Bryant said. "That's something you don't want to mess up. Now, I do pay attention to that, just because of the fact of who he is and what he is about. Everybody knows Michael Jordan is about his business, so that make you want to be about yours."

Money seems to be the motivating factor in keeping star athletes in line like Bryant or Tyrann Mathieu, who just signed with the Arizona Cardinals. Time will tell if this will keep these guys in line or if it's just another band aid on an open wound.

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