Terrible news: Dez Bryant no longer owns pet monkey

Dallas Bryant, America's most famous primate in a pre-Harambe world, is no longer the property of his celebrity owner.

Cowboys star Dez Bryant told KTCK-AM on Friday that he gave away his pet capuchin monkey to a friend.

"I get to see him," Bryant said, though it was unclear if he was informing the radio audience or attempting to comfort himself.

Pictured below -- Dez and Dallas at the beginning:

Bryant is no stranger to controversy, and his time with Dallas was no exception. Brittany Peet, PETA's deputy director of captive animal law enforcement, released a statement one month after Bryant took Dallas into his home, demanding that the animal be removed from the property.

"Monkeys belong in the wild -- not in the hands of football players who acquire exotic animals just to make a splash on Instagram," she said in a spicy statement.

Bryant maintains that Dallas was always well cared for.

"He was one of us, the monkey was one of us," Bryant insists. "He got pure-A1 treatment."

Bryant wouldn't specify who is now in ownership of Dallas, which makes one wonder if the new living arrangement will satisfy Peet, stickler that she is. I wish Dez Bryant still had a monkey.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content


See all the Action

Replay every game all season.