Charges dismissed against Cowboys DT Henry Melton in bar case

Henry Melton (69) played his first four years as a professional with the Bears, but joined the Cowboys in the offseason.

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Criminal charges have been dropped against Cowboys defensive tackle Henry Melton over a 2013 altercation at a Dallas-area bar.

Tarrant County prosecutors on Wednesday announced the misdemeanor case against Melton has been dismissed, along with civil proceedings.

Melton was arrested in December in Grapevine, where he went to high school, on charges of misdemeanor assault and public intoxication. Police said Melton refused to leave and allegedly fought with bar workers. He denied the allegations.

The bar owner and Melton both sued. Prosecutors on Wednesday said the civil proceedings were dismissed without either party paying damages and the bar owner requested that criminal charges be dropped.

Melton was with the Bears since 2010. The Cowboys in March signed Melton to an incentive-laden one-year contract with a $1.25 million base salary.

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