Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is accused of slapping his mother in the face and pulling her hair in a heated family incident Saturday.
Bryant was arrested Monday; he turned himself in after learning of a warrant for his arrest and was released when he posted $1,500 bond.
Bryant, according to police in DeSoto, wasn't arrested until evidence surfaced two days after the confrontation that also involved other family members.
Police captain Ron Smith of DeSoto told reporters he was unaware of any particulars of how the argument began.
"It's pretty straight-forward. He and his mom got in an argument. It's physical. She got some injuries. We made the arrest," Smith said.
Earlier reports indicated Bryant was in a confrontation with his fiancee, but Smith said that was false.
Bryant faced three lawsuits during the elongated 2011 offseason and was also cited in an incident at the North Park Center Mall that resulted in Bryant being banned from the mall.
In January, Bryant was involved in a scuffle outside of a nightclub in Miami but not arrested.