Ex-Dallas Cowboys Exec Rich Dalrymple Denies Filming Cheerleaders In Locker Room
Ex-Cowboys Exec Rich Dalrymple Denies Filming Cheerleaders ... In Locker Room
2/16/2022 10:45 AM PT
Longtime Dallas Cowboys exec Rich Dalrymple is adamant he did not film cheerleaders who were changing in a stadium locker room back in 2015 ... this despite multiple women alleging he did.
Dalrymple released a statement this week saying reports that he pulled out his phone and photographed women while they were changing at AT&T Stadium nearly seven years ago were flat-out not true.
"People who know me, co-workers, the media and colleagues, know who I am and what I'm about," Dalrymple said. "I understand the very serious nature of these claims and do not take them lightly. The accusations are, however, false."
ESPN broke the story Wednesday ... reporting that multiple women had accused Dalrymple of the disturbing act.
The women said it happened during a Kickoff Luncheon on Sept. 2, 2015 ... claiming the Cowboys exec used a keycard to gain access to their changing area and then began recording on his phone.
One woman who claimed she was in the locker room at the time allegedly said, according to ESPN, that she ran toward Dalrymple and chased him off.
ESPN also reported that Dalrymple had been accused of inappropriately filming Jerry Jones' daughter, Charlotte Jones Anderson, inside of the Cowboys' NFL Draft war room in 2015.
Regarding that accusation, ESPN reported that a viewer said he had seen Dalrymple on a live stream pointing his phone at Charlotte, a Cowboys' senior vice president.
The Cowboys, though, released a statement to ESPN saying it investigated all of the claims against Dalrymple "thoroughly" ... but "found no evidence of wrongdoing."
In his statement this week, Dalrymple said the incident with Charlotte "simply did not happen."
He added, "Everything that was alleged was thoroughly investigated years ago, and I cooperated fully."
Still, ESPN reported Wednesday that Dalrymple was issued "a formal written warning in October 2015." The outlet also reported that the team "paid a confidential settlement of $2.4 million" following the cheerleaders' claims.
Dalrymple retired earlier this month after working for the team for many years, but told ESPN his departure had nothing to do with the allegations.
I know it's not right, but this is the first thing I thought of when I heard that Rich Dalrymple is retiring 🤣.— Dallas Cowboys Collaboration (@mailman_phil) February 4, 2022 @mailman_phil
Did Rich ever fix this 💩 @DezBryant ?
Man I miss Dez and his passion to WIN! 💪🏾🙌🏾#DallasCowboys #Cowboys pic.twitter.com/CX77fRmlYp
Dalrymple had gained fame for his high-profile role with the Cowboys and was considered like family to Jerry Jones and some of the players. In fact, he was once part of an infamous incident involving Dez Bryant and reporters, in which Dez ordered him to "Fix this s***, Rich!"