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Henry Melton on biting lawsuit: It’s just a money grab

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Defensive tackle Henry Melton is a newly signed member of the Cowboys and he made an appearance on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas/Ft. Worth on Wednesday to talk about playing near where he grew up.

Melton credited the presence of defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, who coached him in Chicago, with helping bring him to Dallas this offseason and said that he thinks he’ll make a quick transition to the Cowboys’ 4-3 front once he starts working with the team. Melton also said that his torn ACL has healed well and that he and the team expect that he’ll be on the field for the start of camp this summer.

Melton also talked briefly about the lawsuit he’s facing in Grapevine, Texas for allegedly biting a bar owner in the back while being kicked out of the bar before his December 23, 2013 arrest on charges of public intoxication and assault. Melton’s agent released a statement refuting the allegations and Melton said it wasn’t something that would cause him any worry.

“It’s just a bad situation that’s getting blown up by people trying to have a money grab,” Melton said. “Other than that, it’s pretty much behind me. It’s not anything that will affect me, especially my play, nothing that I have to do time for or anything like that. It’s just people trying to get money.”

The Cowboys will be thrilled if a healthy Melton limits himself to taking bites out of opposing offenses for the rest of the year, especially if his knee has recovered enough to allow Melton to reach his previous level of play.

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13 Responses to “Henry Melton on biting lawsuit: It’s just a money grab”
  1. tenotnamedmiller says: Mar 19, 2014 4:22 PM

    I thought he was talking about his Cowboys contract.

  2. crapsandviche says: Mar 19, 2014 4:25 PM

    Hey Dallas, you have fun with that first 4 game suspension with Melton… PROST!

  3. chawk12thman says: Mar 19, 2014 4:31 PM

    If he had signed with the Seahawks I would have said; “he is correct in saying that this is overblown and it was just a bite…..” However, he signed with the Cowboys so I must disagree with him. This is a real issue that he should settle as soon as possible before his bite gets bigger and bigger, and ultimately becomes a distraction to the team…… :)

  4. shaggytoodle says: Mar 19, 2014 4:36 PM

    He is playing it pretty cool, good to know this lawsuit isn’t eating him up inside.

  5. 2013 NFC East Champs says: Mar 19, 2014 4:38 PM

    McGruff the Crime Dog , said to take-a-bite out of crime.

    I did right ? . . . right ?

  6. golforepar says: Mar 19, 2014 4:39 PM

    If the guy is into biting, the NFL is lucky he wears a helmet.
    If the guy gets irked he will start biting?!

  7. opietaylor says: Mar 19, 2014 4:43 PM

    The only Bears player that wouldn’t greet the 10 or so fans waiting to say hello to the players at the Chicago Hilton before the opening game last year against CIN. He looked our way and blew us off. Josh Mc Cown spent 10 min shooting the breeze even though his wife and kids were waiting for him. Melton is a lazy punk who is a bad dude. Bad in the real sense of bad. Not “he’s a bad ass” he’s a bad….ass

  8. stevemo says: Mar 19, 2014 4:43 PM

    Henry Melton should call back into that radio show and tell everybody what the real money grab is – this apparent plan to expand the playoffs.

  9. drgreenstreak says: Mar 19, 2014 5:18 PM

    Henry will be better than Hatcher.

  10. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 19, 2014 6:48 PM

    Watch what you say about Henry. It might come back to bite you.

  11. hurricanegrabowski says: Mar 19, 2014 8:07 PM

    Whether or not he bit the dude, Melton was intoxicated in public early in the morning while he was supposedly recovering from a blown ACL, arrested the same day his team was playing. If that isn’t a cause for alarm, then your name might be Jerry Jones and you might be the worst GM in football.

  12. therighthandedcowboy says: Mar 19, 2014 9:28 PM

    Doubt Henry will make the extended contract he will be one and done……

  13. jints10 says: Mar 20, 2014 8:32 AM

    He was just hungry

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