Dez Bryant Gets Dragged On Social Media For Saluting Tory Lanez After False Reports

People pointed out that the Baltimore Ravens player was accused of attacking his own mom.

The fake news machine was in full go yesterday. Inaccurate reports began circulating online that Megan Thee Stallion dropped the assault charges against Tory Lanez. The pending legal situation is the result of an alleged 2020 shooting in Hollywood Hills, California.

Megan publicly stated that Lanez was the person who shot her that night, and she released photos of her feet taken at the hospital that she claimed are evidence that the “Say It” performer did fire a weapon at her last July. Lanez pleaded not guilty and continues to maintain his innocence.

According to New York Times reporter Joe Coscarelli, a representative for Lanez admitted the assault charges have not been dropped and the Canadian singer/rapper’s next hearing date is actually scheduled for mid-February. This did not stop some Lanez fans from jumping to conclusions about the outcome of the case.

For example, it appears NFL wide receiver Dez Bryant was ready to congratulate Tory Lanez as the false reports of him being cleared for shooting Megan spread across the internet. Yesterday afternoon, the 32-year-old former Pro Bowler tweeted, “Salute to a real 1 @torylanez.”

Bryant’s positive message directed at Lanez was met with plenty of negative responses on social media. The 32-year-old football player was blasted for what some people saw as him showing support for a man that is accused of traumatizing a woman.

Other Twitter users responded by bringing up that Bryant was arrested in 2012 for allegedly assaulting his own mother. Even though Angela Bryant was seen on camera describing the incident to police, those misdemeanor domestic violence charges against the then-Dallas Cowboy were eventually dropped.

Following the significant backlash he was facing for his tweet, Bryant returned to Twitter. He wrote, “I like Tory Lanez music the man jam period… if the man shot a woman he [is] wrong no buts about it… but if you think I’m going to dislike somebody without the facts… go ahead and hate me… social media has [taken] away a lot of people [self-control].”