Houston Dynamo player Deric accused of assault

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HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston 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. Another player, Warren Creavalle, was charged with misdemeanor interfering with public duties. Creavalle was freed on $500 bail.

Deric has been charged with assaulting a public servant. He was freed Sunday on $5,000 bail and his attorney, Allen Tanner, says he is innocent.

According to Tanner, African-American players who were with Deric were denied entrance to the bar. Deric is white.

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