Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland apologized Tuesday for asking wide receiver Dez Bryant an inappropriate question during a pre-draft interview.
In a statement released by the Dolphins, Ireland noted he used “poor judgment” but didn’t say what he asked Bryant when the Oklahoma State standout met with the team April 1-2.
Yahoo Sports reported earlier Tuesday that Bryant was offended by Ireland asking him if his mother, Angela, was a prostitute.
“No, my mom is not a prostitute,” Bryant told Yahoo Sports. “I got mad — really mad — but I didn’t show it.”
Bryant’s troubled upbringing, along with the past legal issues of his mother — Angela Bryant received an 18-month jail sentence in 1997-98 for drug trafficking — led nearly every NFL team to scrutinize the 21-year-old’s personal life before the Cowboys drafted him 24th overall.
Ireland admitted that he “used poor judgment” in his questioning of Bryant.
Faneca to join Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals agreed to terms with free-agent left guard Alan Faneca on a one-year contract, three days after he was cut by the New York Jets.
The 33-year-old Faneca, a nine-time Pro Bowl player, rejoins Arizona head coach Ken Whisenhunt and offensive line coach Russ Grimm.
Both coaches were assistants for the Pittsburgh Steelers before being hired by Arizona. Faneca played 10 seasons for the Steelers.