Dez on $54,896 dinner tab: `It was all in fun'

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Dez Bryant didn't mind picking up the $54,896 dinner tab for his teammates. He's OK with being teased about it.

Apologies from the guys who ran up the bill? Not needed, he insists.

Anything in the name of camaraderie. The rookie receiver for the Dallas Cowboys spoke Thursday for the first time since his rookie dinner became a national conversation, with reactions ranging from laughter to disgust.

He said, "It was all in fun." Bryant is getting used to being at the center of sensational stories.

Earlier this year, the Miami Dolphins' general manager publicly apologized to Bryant for asking in a pre-draft interview whether his mother was a prostitute. Last fall, he was suspended from Oklahoma State for lying to the NCAA about something within the rules.

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