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Henry Melton settles lawsuit regarding alleged bite of bar owner


Just before defensive tackle Henry Melton signed with the Cowboys, he was sued by a Texas bar owner for more than $1 million for allegedly biting the man in the back during an incident December of last year.

Melton, who countersued with a claim that he was attacked by employees of the bar, called it a “money grab” after signing with Dallas and it may have been a successful one. Jeff Mosier of the Dallas Morning News reports that a court filing on Thursday said both parties agreed to dismiss all filings against each other. No details of the settlement have been announced.

None are likely to be announced, so we’ll just go ahead and assume that someone’s serving as a butler.

According to Mosier, the settlement does not apply to anyone named in Melton’s counterclaim other than the owner of the bar. There are four others and a company named in addition to the bar owner in Melton’s claim and Melton still has a hearing this month related to criminal charges stemming from the incident.

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15 Responses to “Henry Melton settles lawsuit regarding alleged bite of bar owner”
  1. nickinneohio says: Apr 18, 2014 3:11 PM

    Henry Melton meet Brent Musburger.

  2. Big Blue On You says: Apr 18, 2014 3:14 PM

    Typical Cowboy; living up to their reputations. So sad that this once great organization has fallen so far, and doesn’t even try to pull themselves up. Keep on hiring these criminal element types and you’ll always be the bottom slime of the NFL.

  3. kabasaman says: Apr 18, 2014 3:15 PM

    Puts a new meaning to the word “Ouch”…..

  4. slayisland says: Apr 18, 2014 3:21 PM

    Funny how when he signs with the Cowboys and gets sued. Dallas is truly an accident waiting to happen

  5. virusgvr says: Apr 18, 2014 3:28 PM

    The only people that won here…. The lawyers on both sides

  6. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Apr 18, 2014 4:32 PM

    “Biting someone is just cray. I can’t believe he did that”
    Sincerely Mike Tyson

  7. jerzeycowboy says: Apr 18, 2014 4:41 PM

    Sad the lawyers always win…hopefully he will show the same aggression getting to the QB.

  8. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 18, 2014 4:43 PM

    Maybe now all the bickering and back biting will stop/

  9. DrSteveBrule says: Apr 18, 2014 4:52 PM

    He should just always wear his helmet when he goes out drinking.

  10. footballtalk1 says: Apr 18, 2014 5:17 PM

    Bad Marv Albert impersonation

  11. hurricanegrabowski says: Apr 18, 2014 9:04 PM

    What’s lost in this is the fact that Melton was supposedly recovering from a torn ACL and got involved in an altercation at 1:30 in the morning on a Sunday the Bears were playing.

  12. christhebowlerman35 says: Apr 19, 2014 11:44 AM

    You Cowboys haters are ignorant. Sick it.

  13. christhebowlerman35 says: Apr 19, 2014 11:45 AM


  14. christhebowlerman35 says: Apr 19, 2014 11:46 AM

    Every team has a few rotten apples but Melton is all good kid. He didn’t bite anyone.

  15. christhebowlerman35 says: Apr 19, 2014 11:46 AM


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