It was a rant and not the sagging pants that got Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant and his friends booted from an upscale mall in Dallas. Last Saturday at the NorthPark Center, Dez Bryant and three friends, all wearing sagging pants, were asked by security(actually off-duty police officers) to pull up their trousers. Bryant launched into a profanity-laced tirade that prompted the officers to escort the four from the mall.

Police say Bryant refused to leave, however, until his "representative" could arrive and he parked in a fire lane until a friend arrived and persuaded him to leave. Thursday a mall spokesman says they agree with police, but stopped short of saying the player is banned from mall property. A criminal trespass warning was filed by mall police, but no charges were filed. So far, no comment from Bryant's agent or "America's Team".