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Bears DT Melton arrested

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Updated: 12/22/2013 2:08 pm

(SportsNetwork.com) - Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton was arrested following an alleged altercation with a bartender in Texas on Saturday night, according to a report.

Melton was arrested on charges of assault and public intoxication, ESPN.com reported, citing police in Grapevine, Texas.

"We are aware of the reports regarding Henry Melton," the Bears said in a statement. "We are currently gathering information to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the arrest."

Melton, 27, was placed on injured reserve Sept. 27 with a torn knee ligament. He signed an $8.45 million franchise tender in March.

Melton's agent told ESPN.com the player said he "didn't throw a punch at anybody and that he got jumped by a couple of bouncers on the way out."

A Grapevine police sergeant told the website Melton was "belligerent with some of the staff members" at Chill Sports Bar & Grill.

The site said Melton posted bond Sunday morning and was released.

Melton has 89 tackles and 15 1/2 sacks in four seasons for the Bears. He started Chicago's first three games this season.

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