(CBS) According to a statement released by Henry Melton’s agent, the Bears defensive tackle did not physically instigate the incident that led to his arrest on Sunday morning.
“After investigating the matter, Henry Melton did not physically start any altercation that evening,” agent Jordan Woy’s statement read. “We have had several independent witnesses contact us separately to corroborate this. We plan to defend Henry in this matter and we will determine if we will bring any causes of action on his behalf.”
Melton, who is on injured reserve with a torn ACL, was charged with misdemeanor assault and public intoxication after he was arrested early Sunday at a sports bar in Grapevine, Texas.
The 27-year-old Melton “became belligerent with some of the staff members of the restaurant, said Sgt. Robert Eberling of the Grapevine Police Department. “He was asked to leave. When he was in the process of being escorted from the restaurant, he struck one of the staff members. He was restrained at that point.”
Melton posted $1,000 bond for the misdemeanor assault charge and a $210 bond for the public intoxication charge.
He is due in court for both charges.