The sad saga of Tyron Smith's family reached a new low this week, when the Dallas Cowboys left tackle had to call the police on several relatives who showed up at his North Dallas home to “harass and torment” him “in the pursuit of collecting financial gain,” according to a police report obtained by the Dallas Morning News.
The Morning News is reporting that Smith is "emotionally torn apart" after at least three people came to Smith's home on Saturday and Tuesday. Smith has three sisters and two brothers, and sources told the Morning-News that two of the sisters were among the three people who showed up at Smith's home.
"Lesser means were tried and they weren’t successful," John Schorsch, Smith's attorney, told the Morning News. "You can use your own imagination as to what it took for a guy that big and that imposing to be that worried."
Smith, who is 6-foot-5 and weighs 300 pounds, has had numerous problems with his family harassing him for money during his short time in the NFL. The ninth overall pick of the 2011 NFL draft, Smith had to file a protective order against his stepfather and mother over the summer. Sources told the Morning News that Smith gave a significant portion of money from his $12.5 million contract to his family, but certain relatives have not stopped asking him for more.
Cowboys sources said that one of Smith's family members had to be removed from the team's facility during training camp in Oxnard, Calif.