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UPDATE: TMZ reports NeNe Leakes’ son turns himself in for outstanding warrant

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“Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member NeNe Leakes in a statement last month said she’d deal some “tough love” on her son Bryson Bryant (left, with last month’s mug shot) for getting caught and arrested for a minor pot possession.

TMZ initially reported today that Bryant was arrested a second time in a month, this time for an illegal weapons possession. But at about 1 p.m., they corrected the item, saying he actually had just turned himself in based on an outstanding warrant related to an additional charge related to an initial March 7 pot possession charge. Gwinnett County fed TMZ the wrong information at first. The actual news wasn’t all that newsy in the end.

TMZ does not state what the additional charge is. I’ve left a message with the PIOs at Gwinnett County police to see if they can clarify the situation.

According to the docket, he entered Tuesday afternoon at 1:58 p.m. and left at 3:35 a.m. this morning. He is out on a $5,700 bond.

Here is his latest mugshot, courtesy of www.gwinnettmugs.com:

mug shot

The third season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” has just started taping, with an expected return on air in the fall. He has shown up a couple of times on the show, first going to college, then dropping out and aspiring to be a party promoter. Mediatakeout says model Cynthia Bailey may be joining attorney Phaedra Parks as a new housewife and that this certainly means a couple of the other housewives will be “written off” the show.

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Bigpoppa

March 31st, 2010
12:21 pm

It figures. You can take the kid out the ghetto but no the ghetto out of him!

ka ka

March 31st, 2010
12:24 pm

Brice, u are on a roll and everybody is watching u fall. U are not smarter than the powers that be, get a grip and straighten up. U will be in jail so fast it will make your head spin. Your Mother is going to have to spend some big money to get you with good lawyer. But the fact still remains that u have a record that will follow u for the rest of your life. U will regret this later for sure, but right now u are just being a damn fool at your Mother’s expense. U need a good ass whipping, like right now…Shame on you Brice, this is not what your family has in mind for you to be…wake up & get up

REALLY tho?

March 31st, 2010
12:24 pm

This is front page news?? Seriously, ajc?

Truthspeaker

March 31st, 2010
12:24 pm

Well that about says it all… truth is truth.

Stephanie

March 31st, 2010
12:26 pm

Sounds like someone should be staying home taking care of some family business instead of out partying it up…jusayin’ NeNe, family first!!

Smartnot

March 31st, 2010
12:27 pm

Her son is a grown ass man, Stephanie. How about he take responsibility for this own actions? :confused:

BA

March 31st, 2010
12:28 pm

Once again AJC, this is not news. There is nothing news worthy about NeNe Leakes, her son or The “Real” House Trash of Atlanta.

Good Grief!

March 31st, 2010
12:29 pm

Another example of poor parenting by (supposedly) “rich,” “upper middle class” parents — raising a kid giving him/her too much, while requiring too little (good grades, good behavior, maturity, etc.) from them.

We constantly blast poor parents for not raising their kids properly (as we should, when necessary). The same needs to be done here for a couple of parents who have some (I think) financial resources. (Same for the former Cobb County judge who allowed her underage kids to drink alcohol with their friends in her basement.)

One of the few RHA episodes I watched was the one in Season I when NeNe bought this kid a brand new truck with all the bells and whistles when he graduated from high school. He didn’t sound all that bright, and I figured there’d be a pretty good chance he wouldn’t graduate from CAU.

Hope they figure out how to get the kid’s life turned around.

PRAYERTIME

March 31st, 2010
12:32 pm

Image at this point, is not as important as education. Maybe it’s time to wise up and focus on what’s really important…our children. Could he be hanging with the wrong crowd. Try making a positive change for the better.

Smartnot

March 31st, 2010
12:35 pm

@ Bigpoppa. Ghetto? LMAO, isn’t this kid from Gwinnett? Stop playin…

While I am certainly no fan of this show...

March 31st, 2010
12:36 pm

…I can certainly empathize with ANY parent whose kid gets into trouble – this does not always reflect on the way the child was reared, so those of you who cast the “ghetto” dispersions need to get over yourselves and just pray that your own kids never cause you any problems…

Rod

March 31st, 2010
12:37 pm

Whip him again NeNe. Yes in Atlanta this is front page news. If you look a certain way anything negative is front page news. Let’s talk about the mother in law sleeping state rep who now takes over the cheating state reps seat who attempted to kill himself. Now that is a hot mess!

Atl Resident

March 31st, 2010
12:37 pm

Hell with these hoodrats, its B.S. how these people act everyday while we scuffle just to fight to hold on to jobs and survive.

Paddy

March 31st, 2010
12:41 pm

Looks like the type that would have an unregistered firearm. Life just got real difficult for this young man now that he has entered the justice system on the wrong side of the isle. Can’t blame this on anyone but Bryson, he is an adult. He chose this path. It must be the life he wants; to swim up stream !

NeneFreak

March 31st, 2010
12:41 pm

Nene: Bryson is old enough to be a man. This is not necessarily a reflection on parenting; just don’t enable him to keep this up. Cut his support and he will see how lucky he has been.

LCDawg

March 31st, 2010
12:41 pm

Legalize pot

Idalis

March 31st, 2010
12:42 pm

Excellent message Ka Ka. Brice, is this really what you see in your future? What are you going to do if your mom really does deal some “tough love” and let your butt sit in jail? You owe her more than that — she’s moms, the only one you got!!

ELVISINTHEHOUSE.

March 31st, 2010
12:43 pm

Yea big poppa,don’t assume the ghetto because of the skin color.That joka look like he can put away some groceries tho.Hmmm collard greens hmmm chicken,hmmm gravy,hmmm poke(pork)chops,hmmmm fatback,HMMMMMM!!!Spoiled fat greedy boye!

Jim

March 31st, 2010
12:43 pm

REALLY tho? -

No this is not front page news…however, Rodney has to cover this type of garbage to draw his paycheck. Not bashing you though R.H. You are a fine journalist!

AJC Editor: “Great Scotts! TMZ just broke a story about one of the Real Housewives son getting arrested! Quick, get Rodney Ho on it”!

AJC Editor: “Rodney… quick, get the scoop on this madness! This story is going to create a firestorm of controversy! And get me a cup of coffee too”!

Rodney: “Sir, yes sir”

stupid

March 31st, 2010
12:43 pm

agreed – this is not news – this show is garabge, and these shows teach our women that being shallow and superficial is cool – what waste of space and my tax dollars all of these people are on these POS shows

Bigpoppa

March 31st, 2010
12:44 pm

HE IS GROWN

March 31st, 2010
12:45 pm

So many people with so much advice. This youngman is grown. He will be accountable for what he decides to do in life making stupid decisions. It has nothing to do with “ghetto” as the idiot stated, if you have any knowledge of young people which I seriously doubt, you can raise them in the church, teach them morals, teach them right from wrong & to be a productive citizen, but they will always listen to their peers who are their age & as dumb as they are. That’s life & that’s kids I don’t care if they come from million dollar homes, trailer parks or ghettos. I am a PARENT & I know that. Time for the rest of these idiots to wise up & learn what is going on with the youngman/kids, etc. before criticizing the parents inwhich some are to blame, but not ALL.

Neigh Neigh

March 31st, 2010
12:46 pm

The big bad police are just pciking on the misguided youth. He is entitled to carry and use an unregistered weapon under the Fourth Amendment. He was probably just protecting himself on the way to church. Why is it that the upper class snobs are always down on fine young men like this? How will he ever get ahead if he keeps getting busted? It’s your fault that he’s in trouble. Stop blaming his momma. She’s busy giving Atlanta a good name.

The Dogfighter Returns

March 31st, 2010
12:47 pm

the poor sap was doomed from birth. he is only fulfilling his role in society.

I am surprised he didn’t assault the officers who arrested him. I guess he doesn’t want to go to prison after all.

Is nene sure her real baby was not swapped at birth. this dude doesn’t resemble her at all.

it must be a mistake.

this isa prime example of why parents should whip their children every chance they get. a good whippin would have set this lil booger straight from the outset.

Terri

March 31st, 2010
12:48 pm

iT KILLS ME THAT THE ajc PUTS THIS CRAP ON THE FRONT PAGE OR EVEN BOTHERS TO WRITE ABOUT IT…NO ONE CARES

Chris

March 31st, 2010
12:48 pm

So tired of people complaining about no jons to be found. Just elft Target, they have two HUGE signs ont he front door NOW HIRING. People need to get off their butts and actually work…Instrad of waiting for the perfect job or exactly the $$ they earned before. WORK PEOPLE! 40 hours at Target will pay you more than sitting on your butt collecting unemployment.

Crustea Booger

March 31st, 2010
12:49 pm

Idalis, unless you have two biological mothers (which, the last time I heard, was not possible) then you only have a mom, not moms. You never will, nor will anyone else, have two moms.

Rocky

March 31st, 2010
12:52 pm

this moron is doomed to jail and will continue the ghetto line of crime and drugs with about 8 fatherless hood rats of his own. way to make the most of life dummy

The Dogfighter Returns

March 31st, 2010
12:54 pm

Terri

March 31st, 2010
12:48 pm
iT KILLS ME THAT THE ajc PUTS THIS CRAP ON THE FRONT PAGE OR EVEN BOTHERS TO WRITE ABOUT IT…NO ONE CARES

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why da hell r you reading it then? :) jeebus christ? :)

he is slowing developing his street cred on the rough and tumble streets of gwinnett county.

with this kind of rep he might get a record deal.

kim

March 31st, 2010
12:54 pm

Bryson you should be ashamed for bringing shame and dishonor to your family. When there are tough times, your family are the only ones that will see you through challenges. As a mother, it is challenging to keep our children on a posiitve course but criminal activity is a level that is expensive and hurtful. You may not care now but you will care when you decide to get a job and your criminal history follows you. Rappers are even picky about the new comers because they don’t want trouble. Listen to your mother and father and honor them with positive not negative.

Kim Zolciak's big fat thighs

March 31st, 2010
12:54 pm

Looks like the ‘tough love” failed. You cant be a good parent AND try to be their friend. It just don’t work.

arlene

March 31st, 2010
12:59 pm

His momma needs to kick him out and let him see the real world of trying to make it on his own. I knew it was all “for show” when they took him to CAU and Nene tried to redecorate his dorm room…and then had some custom made clothes made for him for college! Get real, Nene, college kids do not dress like that. Seems like she wanted college for him more than he did. Why did CAU accept him in the first place???? Was it for $$$ or publicity?

CWILLI

March 31st, 2010
12:59 pm

NENE, you need to let the chips fall where they may, your son is ego tripping off of your so call celebrity status. He is a grown man and you can’t make him do anything you can’t control his life, but what you can control is what goes on under your roof. If he stays with you, his address would be the Gwinnette County jail and I would let him know that, and I am sure your husband if you are still together is surely tired of the mess. You have another son to try and raise hopefully the right way so you need to get it together so the one that follows knows if he doesn’t follow the house rules there will be consequences and repercussions, this day and time is not for foolishness. What do you think when he sees his mother in rags out swinging on a stripper pole. You can be a stripper, call girl, gold digger but you don’t have to act like one. Try being a mother and a wife and acting like it. You use to be one of my favorites on the RHOA but you have truly changed my opinion of you with you actions and reactions. ” Smooches”

Reign

March 31st, 2010
12:59 pm

I really am sorry to hear about this for this young man and any other young man out there making wrong choices. How do we get through to them? It doesn’t matter if he came from middle class, poor working class, wealthy, etc. our youth are in trouble. They’re being brought up in a society filled with violence (media, Reality TV, other programming, music) and sex and drugs. It’s always been this way, but I think we’ve reached an all time low in society…for a lot of reasons. We’re all in this together because it could be any of your children, believe that. Kids are being bullied, they’re filming themselves beating each other down, they’re setting each other on fire over the smallest crap, they’re out of their minds. And it’s not just the youth, look at how adults are tripping out on each other in politics. Grown a** men are trying to beat each other down in the meeting rooms, women on reality shows are calling each other the B word and beating each other down. It’s becoming way too acceptable to dumb down, to be w reckless and we reward bad behavior, parents buying children all kinds of stuff when they haven’t earned it. Mistresses who know a man is married when they get with him are being given television time, book deals, etc. I mean really, what are we going to do?

tman

March 31st, 2010
1:00 pm

PRAYERTIME, he could be the wrong crowd.

Sleep tight

March 31st, 2010
1:03 pm

She should have made him spend the night in jail.

MS

March 31st, 2010
1:07 pm

I wouldn’t of bailed him out. PERIOD. Drop out of college to do what? That kid would be so cut off and too broke to get into trouble. PERIOD. How embarassing and disrespectful, granted, he should’ve been raised to know better.

Ne Ne

March 31st, 2010
1:13 pm

Still completely confused why its called the Atlanta Housewives when none of them live in Atlanta. Can someone help me out?

tt

March 31st, 2010
1:14 pm

are we suprised? i smell publicity stunt…

Monroe Burbank

March 31st, 2010
1:14 pm

AJC puts this sort of garbage on its front page simply because it KNOWS it will prompt at least 35 responses from people who, for the most part, find this stuff newsworthy and will comment on it. Many of the same people who watch crap shows like Housewives on TV, in fact. I presume that if nobody clicked on the story link, or submitted a comment, non-stories like this wouldn’t make it to AJC’s online front page.

Dwight

March 31st, 2010
1:15 pm

Dang thats one ugly dude!

CeCe

March 31st, 2010
1:15 pm

As Shug Avery said in the Color Purple, “You sho is ugly”! He is a big boy though, and even if NeNe was home every day with this Pimp, he would still get into trouble.

LT

March 31st, 2010
1:17 pm

I am looking forward to the day when “The Not-So-Real Housewives of Atlanta” is a distant memory!!! I am quite sure that some of these “housewives” are also looking towards the end as well; perhaps their lives would then come out of the fish bowl.

AlexisB

March 31st, 2010
1:18 pm

ATTENTION PEOPLE: Nene is prepping/shopping a REALITY Show for her son — this is just part of the PRE-PUBLICITY.

tt

March 31st, 2010
1:19 pm

@jim..love it funnnny

Baby Daddy?

March 31st, 2010
1:19 pm

who would put a face like that on TV?

Robot

March 31st, 2010
1:23 pm

white folks seem to be consistently blind to the faults and shortcomings of people in their race yet incredibly judgemental and mean to members of other races

Robot

March 31st, 2010
1:28 pm

another thing, this story is NOT on the front page it’s on the entertainment page right above “jessie james seeks professional help”

tt

March 31st, 2010
1:28 pm

watching doc doolittle…yes i can! hey is that where Barako got part of his sloggan? things that make u go mmmmm

jc

March 31st, 2010
1:30 pm

iT KILLS ME THAT THE ajc PUTS THIS CRAP ON THE FRONT PAGE OR EVEN BOTHERS TO WRITE ABOUT IT…NO ONE CARES

ditto from terri I AGREE