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Dallas LT Tyron Smith dealing with family golddiggers

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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” him “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 the individuals.

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

Over the summer, Smith filed a protective order against his stepfather, Roy Pinkney, and his mother, Frankie Pinkney, to keep them from having any contact with him. The protective order also prohibits contact from Smith’s parents through his siblings. Frankie Pinkney, who resides in Southern California, didn’t return several phone calls seeking comment.

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

“Lesser means were tried and they weren’t successful,” Schorsch said. “You can use your own imagination as to what it took for a guy that big and that imposing to be that worried.”

Schorsch said West filed the restraining order. West said, “I can’t shed any light without visiting with him first.”

Smith, who was the NFL’s youngest player last year, gave his family a substantial amount of money after signing a four-year, $12.5 million contract in July 2011, sources said, after he was drafted with the ninth overall pick out of the University of Southern California. However, family members keep coming back for more, sources said.

As a 21yo young man, he shouldn't have to be the adult in this situation. Do not ever give another dime to the family.

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You can choose your friends, but not your family... one of life's greatest ironies.

I know for sure that if I struck it rich I'd have a certain subset of my relatives lined up for a hand out... I wouldn't even open the door.

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poor guy.

I hate family members looking for handouts.

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It's unfortunate being related to bad people. It's best to move on and cut off all connections.

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His family cashed in!

time to pay up Tyrone!

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Sad.

I couldn't imagine begging my brother for money.

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That story sounds more like a Jerry Springer episode every time I see something new.

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who wants to bet they blew all the money he gave him

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Sad story and a no win scenario for him.

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