Henry Melton settles lawsuit with bar owner he allegedly bit

Cowboys defensive tackle Henry Melton was previously sued by a bar owner for biting and punching him back in December.

According to the Dallas Morning News,  Melton and the owner have settled everything.

“After sitting down together and talking face to face we have both agreed to drop our lawsuits,” according to a written statement provided by Dennie. “Talking openly and directly is sometimes the best way to resolve issues. We both realize that our time is better spent on more meaningful things. No money was exchanged and we both realize we are better off as allies. We both have ties to Dallas and Grapevine, Texas and we feel it is best to put our time towards positive things for the future.”

Dennie said both sides agreed to the wording of this statement.

The lawsuit, filed in Tarrant County, said Payne was seeking more than $1 million from Melton, who recently signed a one-year contract with the Cowboys. One court filing by Melton said one of Payne’s representatives said the dispute would go away for $150,000.