Dynamo's Tyler Deric accused of assault

Houston Dynamo goalie Tyler Deric has been charged with assaulting a public servant.
February 8, 2012 11:25:33 AM PST
Dynamo goalie Tyler Deric has been charged with assault in an alleged scuffle with an off-duty officer working security at a Houston bar.

A team statement Tuesday says the organization is aware of Saturday night's incident and the issue is being taken seriously.

Deric has been charged with assaulting a public servant. Police say an officer was punched.

Deric was freed Sunday on $5,000 bail.

Defense attorney Allen Tanner says his client is innocent and that Deric says African-American players who were with him were denied entrance to the bar. Deric is white.

Officials with the Roosevelt Bar denied the allegations and say the individuals were intoxicated.

A second-round draft pick from Central Florida, Warren Creavalle, was charged with misdemeanor interfering with public duties. Creavalle was freed on $500 bail.

The team issued a statement which read, "The Houston Dynamo organization is aware of the recent matter involving Tyler Deric. We take these issues extremely seriously. This is an ongoing legal matter, so we will reserve further comment at this time. We will continue to monitor the developments closely."

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.


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