December 17, 2013 in Sports

Bryant cried after leaving


Dez Bryant made the rounds Monday trying to explain why he left the field early in Dallas’ crushing loss to Green Bay on Monday night.

The emotional receiver just couldn’t watch the Packers take a knee three times for a 37-36 victory after the Cowboys led 26-3 at halftime. He was afraid he was going to cry in front of the cameras, so he said he took the tears to the locker room.

Bryant, who made similar headlines earlier in the season with a sideline rant during a deflating defeat at Detroit, was waiting for reporters Monday so he could tell them that leaving with time still on the clock “was absolutely not right.”

That was the message in his conversation with coach Jason Garrett, who said his star receiver wasn’t disciplined.

“It’s difficult for everybody when things don’t go well and he needs to understand how to handle that,” Garrett said.

Bears’ Tillman out rest of season

Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman will miss the remainder of the season because of a torn right triceps.

The Bears had left open the possibility of a comeback in the playoffs after Tillman was injured Nov. 10 by placing him on the injured reserve/designated to return list.

Coach Marc Trestman said Monday that won’t happen.

Shanahan has no plans to resign

Mike Shanahan said he has no plans to resign, then reminded everyone that he might not be back as coach of the Washington Redskins.

Shanahan said Monday it was “accurate” that he doesn’t plan to quit after what will be his third losing season in four years. The Redskins (3-11) have lost six straight, and the coach has one year remaining on his five-year, $35 million contract.

However, he reiterated that his fate won’t be determined until he and owner Dan Snyder meet at the end of the season.

Incognito will remain suspended

The Dolphins’ Richie Incognito will remain on the NFL’s suspended list with pay for the rest of the season, including the playoffs, a person familiar with the situation said Monday.

Coach Joe Philbin declined to comment, but the Dolphins released a statement saying the team and Incognito had agreed to “maintain his suspension” during the investigation of the bullying scandal.

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