Injured Bears DT Melton arrested at Texas bar - NBC Sports

Injured Bears DT Melton arrested at Texas bar
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This booking photo taken Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, and provided by the Grapevine, Texas, Police Dept. shows Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton. Melton was arrested at a Dallas-area bar and charged with assault and public intoxication. Grapevine police Sgt. Robert Eberling says Melton was arrested on Sunday at Chill Sports Bar after becoming belligerent and refusing to leave. (AP Photo/Grapevine Police Dept.)
December 22, 2013, 5:12 pm

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton was charged with assault and public intoxication after refusing to leave a bar and fighting with employees in a Dallas suburb.

Grapevine police Sgt. Robert Eberling said Melton was arrested early Sunday at Chill Sports Bar after becoming belligerent. The nearly 300-pound Melton, who suffered a cut nose but declined treatment, was freed on $1,210 bond.

The 27-year-old Melton allegedly punched the manager in the face and bit his arm, Eberling said. The manager wasn't seriously hurt. Eberling said four bar staffers restrained Melton until police arrived.

Melton, a former Texas standout from Grapevine, is out for the season after tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament Sept. 22 against Pittsburgh.

Bears officials and agent Jordan Woy both said they were seeking more information about the incident.

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