Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant sat down with Rolling Stone for next month’s issue and talked about what it was like growing up with a mother who sold drugs.
“Crackheads in my house, potato chips and peanut butter for dinner—my life was [expletive] all the way to college,” he tells Rolling Stone, via Complex. “I’m talking at least 15 people. You’d be lucky if you had a Hot Pocket for dinner. We used to eat at Salvation Army on the regular, when the neighbors couldn’t help us out.”
“The drug game wasn’t going how it should go, I guess, and Mom would get mad and take it out on me,” Bryant says. “Hit me with a pipe and threw a car amp at me—slashed me across the back…We never, ever had that guidance, as far as report cards and homework. We just did whatever the hell we wanted to do.”