NFL  > Dallas Cowboys  > Young Dallas Cowboy???s $12.5 million contract at heart of family feud, associates say
November 1, 2012, 08:12 AM
From the article in this morning's Dallas Morning News by Brandon George...


Those close to budding Dallas Cowboys star Tyron Smith describe the left tackle as emotionally torn apart over a series of events pitting his family against him over money.

On Tuesday afternoon, Dallas police responded to a 911 call to Smith???s North Dallas home, where siblings showed up to "harass and torment" the offensive lineman "in the pursuit of collecting financial gain," according to the police report.

Smith, 21, has three sisters and two brothers. Two of the sisters were among at least three people who showed up at Smith???s home Saturday and Tuesday, sources said. The police report did not name them.

It was the latest in a string of events over several months in which family members tried to harass Smith for financial benefit, according to sources.

Over the summer, Smith obtained a protective order against his stepfather, Roy Pinkney, and mother, Frankie Pinkney, to keep them from having any contact with him, directly or through his siblings.

Frankie Pinkney, who lives in Southern California, didn???t return several phone calls seeking comment.

Smith, 6-5 and 308 pounds, is being represented by Dallas attorneys Royce West and John Schorsch.

"Lesser means were tried, and they weren???t successful," Schorsch said of the protective order. "You can use your own imagination as to what it took for a guy that big and that imposing to be that worried."
November 1, 2012  08:13 AM ET

Just a damn shame... Dez isn't the only Cowboy player with leeches in the closet.

November 1, 2012  08:16 AM ET

Unlike Dez, Tyron seems like a very genuine nice person. Easier to feel bad about his situation than Dez. Not to mention that Tyron has been NO problem since he was drafted. Hopefully this family mess gets taken care of and they cart the leeches off somewhere far, far away!!

November 1, 2012  08:54 AM ET

Boy howdy! The roaches come out of the woodwork when money is involved, especially large sums of it.

November 1, 2012  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Just a damn shame... Dez isn't the only Cowboy player with leeches in the closet.

It's amazing that he turned out to be so productive with that kind of a family upbringing.

November 1, 2012  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

It's amazing that he turned out to be so productive with that kind of a family upbringing.

I'm pretty certain I would tell the whole lot of the to go pound sand.

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November 1, 2012  10:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

answer = re$training order$ galore !

those things are useless. what works best is a BIG gun!!!

November 1, 2012  11:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

those things are useless. what works best is a BIG gun!!!

Aye this...

November 1, 2012  11:58 AM ET

I know all kinds of 'family' come out of the woodwork to try and get money, but to have it be his immediate family is really sad. If your own mom and siblings don't support you - makes you wonder who he has in his corner that actually cares about him and not his money. :-(

November 1, 2012  08:01 PM ET

A local sports show here in Wisconsin TWC Sports 32HD "Roundtable" made a claim that Mike Holmgren will be the Coach for the Dallas Cowboys in 2013....stay tuned girls....

November 1, 2012  08:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

A local sports show here in Wisconsin TWC Sports 32HD "Roundtable" made a claim that Mike Holmgren will be the Coach for the Dallas Cowboys in 2013....stay tuned girls....

Good friggin' God...

November 2, 2012  06:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Good friggin' God...

Doncha love it, Otis? Jerry's taking Al Davis's place.......gotta have an eccentric owner or two.

Lawdy!

November 2, 2012  07:19 AM ET

What's the over/under for false start penalties for the Cowboys Sunday night? They can't even do a good job at home. An undefeated Atlanta team in a dome is going to be crazy!!!

November 2, 2012  08:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

What's the over/under for false start penalties for the Cowboys Sunday night? They can't even do a good job at home. An undefeated Atlanta team in a dome is going to be crazy!!!

5

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November 2, 2012  08:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

5

a bit low isn't it?

 
November 2, 2012  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

this is actually kind of sad.

Awful...

And after watching the 30 For 30 "Broke" - even more so.

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