Dez Bryant isn't happy that people are talking about his background. But he should be.

Bryant's unpleasant upbringing came up recently in a radio interview regarding former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who was charged with murder.

The discussion was about whether NFL teams should be wary of draft prospects who come from rough backgrounds. Bryant's background was described by a former NFL scout as "the worst I had ever seen."

Bryant apparently didn't take kindly to being included in this conversation and responded on his Twitter account, @DezBryant:

"I just wanted to know why is my background relevant right now? I promise there is more [expletive] to talk about in this world than my background"

On one level, Bryant is correct to be offended that his name is lumped in with Hernandez, an alleged murderer.

Hernandez's background, especially what's been uncovered in recent weeks, shows a history of violent, criminal behavior and drug use, in particular marijuana.

Bryant has made lots of headlines for his off-field behavior, but none of it involved drugs and the only criminal behavior he's been associated with was a domestic dispute with his mother.

Nearly all of Bryant's misdeeds can be attributed to either irresponsibility or immaturity. But no one has ever accused Bryant of being a thug.

That one charge of family violence has not been pursued because Bryant reached an agreement with the district attorney's office to seek counseling for anger management.

So far, that counseling – or perhaps the brush with the law – has resulted in Bryant becoming both a model citizen and an elite wide receiver. No coincidence that as Bryant found peace in his personal life, he found focus on the football field.

And if Bryant has been unfocused in the past, who can blame him? Those who know about Bryant's upbringing would certainly cut him some slack.

The root of Bryant's current discontent is an interview former Cowboys scout Bryan Broaddus gave about teams doing background checks on draft prospects.

"The worst I had ever seen of a background is the kid Dez Bryant," Broaddus told 105.3 The Fan. "When you look at what he went through and then you're talking about these players, and it's hard for them to get away from these people in their lives because these people have been with them when they were nothing, when they were nobodies."

Broaddus said the worries about NFL prospects don't end once they're drafted.