By Clarence E. Hill Jr.
According a source, the fight involving Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant at a Miami night club Sunday was with rapper Lil Wayne and his entourage.
Bryant, who is now back in Dallas, was detained by police but not arrested or charged.
The altercation at LIV night club on South Beach apparently stemmed from money Bryant reportedly owes to a New York-based investment firm.
According to a source, the firm, which works with athletes and entertainers to help them purchase luxury items such as cars, yachts and vacation homes, is linked to Lil Wayne and his record label Young Money Entertainment.
Wayne and Young Money President Mack Maine and Cash Money Entertainment CEO Brian “Baby” Williams and their entourage were present and involved in the fracas with Bryant, the source said.
The Boston Herald reported last month that Endurance Capital Fund, a New York-based financial company, alleged that Bryant still owed them more than $50,000 on a $100,000 loan that was more than year past due.
ECF was supposedly trying to serve Bryant with a lawsuit.
It’s unknown if he has ever been served.
Bryant was unavailable for comment.
But Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said during the season that the debt was paid.
"I've got some familiarity with the details, quite a bit familiarity with the details of this business that he had this week off the field," Jerry Jones said Dec. 30 on his weekly radio show. "I would say that that is the reason you have disagreements. I know firsthand that the bill was paid and accepted, so I can't say and wouldn't say any more about that."
Apparently, Lil Wayne and his entourage had something to say Monday night.
The question is whether that will be their final say on the matter.