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