A month after being sued Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has filled a counter suit against his former adviser Royce West.Bryant is making claims that’s West and his business associates did not hold up their end of the bargain.
According to the lawsuit, West, a Texas state senator, “capitalized on Bryant’s notoriety and hard-earned success to improperly line his own pocket and those of his business associates.”
The suit claims West and his law firm, West & Associates L.L.P., received more than $300,000 in compensation from Bryant while West “simultaneously was breaching his fiduciary duties and other obligations to Bryant.” Also, David Wells, who served as West’s “hand-picked” financial manager, is said to have “absconded” with over $200,000 owed to Bryant under endorsements and other agreements.
Bryant filed the claim after West sued the receiver for between $100,000 and $200,000 for damage to a house Bryant rented from him in DeSoto. Bryant returned the property in February 2016, however, West found the house littered with “trash and feces, missing blinds and shutters, with cracked windows and blackened carpeting,” requiring more than $60,000 in repairs.