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Frogs wide receiver arrested on assault charge

Frogs wide receiver arrested on assault charge

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A football player who played in Saturday’s game at Stanford University had assaulted his wife earlier in the week and was arrested, according to a Fort Worth police report.

Junior wide receiver Walter Bryant, 21, was arrested Wednesday and charged with assault with bodily injury to a family member, a misdemeanor, according to the police report.

A Fort Worth police officer arrested Bryant after he and his wife, Danielle Land, agreed he had assaulted her and there were visible physical injuries, according to the police report.

Bryant was released Thursday morning on a $2,500 bond, according to the Mansfield Jail.

Athletics media relations director Mark Cohen declined to comment on whether there would be disciplinary action and head football coach Gary Patterson couldn’t be reached for comment.

Land, who attended TCU, went to visit Bryant at his residence at the Chesapeake Apartments located at 6047 S. Hulen St., according to the report. Bryant and Land, who have been married since March, do not live together because Bryant is in school, according to the report.

When Land and their son arrived, she noticed another woman at Bryant’s residence, according to the police report. Land said it smelled like they had been smoking marijuana, police reported.

The report stated Land said she left the residence once she smelled marijuana. Bryant followed her to her vehicle and they began to argue, according to the report. Land said Bryant slapped her in the face and she told him she wasn’t going to let him hit her anymore since he has hit her in the past, the report stated.

Land said Bryant then slapped her arm, causing her to fall to the ground. While Land was getting up, Bryant slapped her in the leg, causing her pain and bruising, police reported.

According to the report, Bryant said he was trying to get Land to leave and he did slap her leg. Bryant told police he slapped her arm because she was putting her hands in his face, the report stated.

Land said in an interview Monday there is a protective order in place for her and her son with Fort Worth police. She said the order will expire after the first of the year but she can renew it.

Bryant said Monday he didn’t want to comment about his arrest.

“I didn’t do anything wrong and I don’t want to comment after that,” Bryant said.

During TCU’s win over Stanford on Saturday in Palo Alto, Calif., Bryant, of San Angelo, caught two passes for 23 yards.

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