Updates on Henry Melton After Arrest for Assault and Public Intoxication

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIIDecember 22, 2013

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Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton was arrested for assault and public intoxication in Grapevine, Texas, on Saturday, and he was released on bond the next morning, Dec. 22.

Michael C. Wright of ESPN.com reported the news but added that outsiders should not rush to judge Melton in the immediate aftermath of this run-in with the law:

Filed to http://t.co/vdp1nRDp0q: Bears franchise DT Henry Melton arrested for assault and public intoxication Sat. in Grapevine, Tx.

— Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) December 22, 2013

Melton bonded out at 9:21 a.m. this morning.

— Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) December 22, 2013

Don't jump to conclusions about Melton. Trying 2 find out more, but I'll just say it doesn't sound like Melton is the bad guy here.

— Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) December 22, 2013

Updates from Tuesday, Dec. 24

From NFL Network's Ian Rapoport:

.@JordanWoy says after investigating the arrest, client Henry Melton "did not physically start any altercation." Witnesses corroborated

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 24, 2013

More from @JordanWoy on Melton's arrest: "We plan to defend Henry, will determine if we will bring any causes of action on his behalf."

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 24, 2013