Former Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant commits to helping Delonte West
A gut-wrenching video involving former NBA player Delonte West has circulated online, showing him in a disturbing state. The troubled former professional athlete was seen handcuffed in the streets of Washington D.C. A separate clip showed him getting beat up by an unidentified man.
The now-viral clip has reached other professional athletes who know West personally. That includes his former college teammate at St. Joseph’s, Jameer Nelson.
Among those dumbfounded with West’s disheartening state is NFL free agent Dez Bryant. Bryant took to Twitter to announce his intentions to help West from his current situation.
“I see a lot dumb comments where folks making fun of Delonte west… this is not a joking matter …. I’m going to figure out how I can help him…. he need to be in rehab or something…”, the 31-year-old wide receiver, who last played for the New Orleans Saints, posted on Monday.
I see a lot dumb comments where folks making fun of Delonte west… this is not a joking matter …. I’m going to figure out how I can help him…. he need to be in rehab or something…
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) January 21, 2020
Delonte West’s Troubles Since Last NBA Game
Since being out of the NBA in 2012, Delonte West has garnered notoriety for being involved in several bizarre cases off the court. While playing for the Cavaliers in 2009, West was pulled over by cops while riding a motorcycle and was found carrying multiple firearms with him, including a Remington 870 shotgun hidden in a guitar case across his back.
His troubles amplified since leaving basketball and was even believed to be homeless when a viral photo of him circulated online last year. Now 36 years old, West has dealt with mental health issues and drug abuse problems over the years. He was diagnosed with a bipolar disorder during his playing days, but he still managed to carve out a decent NBA career that span nine seasons.
West has career averages of 9.7 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.1 steals in 432 career games.