The agent of Chicago Bears defensive lineman, Henry Melton has denied claims that his agent used racial insults during an altercation with restaurant staff in December.
Melton was arrested after the fracas at a Dallas area restaurant. Reports at the time said that he threw punches whilst restaurant staff were trying to remove him from the property.
Details have now surfaced that explain just why the staff were trying to remove Melton from the premises for unruly behaviour.
WFAA.com report that: "According to the lawsuit, at the bar the night of the incident, Melton was telling restaurant workers that he “was a millionaire and the bartenders were nothing but poor white trash.”
Melton, who is a free agent is due to be meeting with the Dallas Cowboys today. However his agent vehemently denied these reports.
“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," said Jordan Woy.
Melton played in just three games for the Bears last season after injuring his ACL. However he recorded three tackles and one fumble recovery. He had averaged over five sacks per season in his three previous years in Chicago.
It seems that the Dallas Cowboys are keen to pick up Melton as a replacement for outgoing defensive lineman, DeMarcus Ware. The Cowboys have already signed quarterback Brandon Weeden today.