Acoording to the report, surveilance video shows a man believed to be Melton throwing a punch and having to be restrained after he was asked to leave the establishment just prior to 2 a.m. on Dec. 23.
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"When he was asked to leave, his belligerence and unruliness turned into violence," said attorney Darren Wolf, who represents Donald Payne, the owner of Chill restaurant and sports bar in Grapevine, Texas.
"It took four men to do this because he's a big guy," Wolf said. "And in the process, my client — Mr. Payne — received a really really horrific bite from Mr. Melton. He bit him in the side, near the kidney, through the skin."
Here's the video:
Payne now is suing Melton, per court documents, for "a sum greater than $1 million." Wolf said they would allow a jury to determine the exact monetary award. (How nice of them.)
Melton is a free agent who suffered a season-ending ACL injury early last season while playing on the franchise one-year tender offer. He now is a free agent who has drawn interest from the Dallas Cowboys and the Bears, among other teams, but it will be interesting to see what the effect of this incident might have on his whereabouts.
Melton's agent, Jordan Woy, is questioning the validity of the report.
"We have recently reviewed the lawsuit and do not believe the validity of the allegations made. We look forward to providing the true facts in court and will defend this matter vigorously. We will seek to hold The Chill and others accountable for any and all damages Henry has suffered at the hands of multiple men who attacked him.”
Melton played in college at University of Texas. The Bears signed defensive end LaMarr Houston, Melton's college teammate, earlier in free agency, and Houston said he would love to play with Melton.
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