Injured Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton was arrested on charges of public intoxication and assault following an incident at a bar on Saturday night/early Sunday morning in Texas, and he was all bloody in his mug shot.
The allegations Melton is facing are actually pretty humorous. Grapevine police Sgt. Robert Eberling says Melton was arrested after becoming belligerent at Chill Sports Bar when he was asked to leave. Eberling says Melton punched the bar manager in the face and bit his arm.
Four bar staffers were needed to restrain the 27-year-old lineman, who has been on IR since tearing his ACL in Week 3.
Melton signed a franchise tag before the season and will be a free agent after the season.
You know, receiving a franchise tag bites when you’re a guy looking for a long-term deal, but Melton has been cutting his teeth in the league for several years now and stands to sign with a team before next season once he heals. It was bloody unfortunate for him to get hurt the year he signed his franchise tag, but if everything cuts well for him, he should be back in business before long.