The pants on the ground controversy with Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant and NorthPark Center is officially dead.
Less than a week after Bryant was given a criminal trespass citation and banned from the mall for 90 days the rookie receiver is free to resume shopping at NorthPark Center, a mall spokesman said Friday in a statement.
"Mr. Bryant is welcome to join the millions of customers who shop and dine at NorthPark Center," NorthPark spokesman David Mardulies said. "The mall considers last weekend's issue closed."
David Wells, Bryant's adviser, said the 2010 first-round draft pick is pleased to put the matter behind him.
"The mall apologized. Dez apologized. It's over," Wells said. "It's a learning experience he can grow from this."
The incident started when an off-duty policeman told Bryant and his friends to pull up their sagging pants because their underwear was showing.
Bryant denied that his pants were sagging. The mall spokesman confirmed that his pants were sagging.
The incident escalated because Bryant felt he was being disrespected by the officer and responded with profanity.
The entire group was kicked out of the mall, and Bryant was given a criminal trespass citation.
The ban would have been a setback for Bryant and the mall. He shops at the mall three times a week and has spent thousands of dollars at NorthPark Center.
-- Clarence E. Hill Jr.