Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford has been charged with a misdemeanor count of unlawful assembly following an incident at a bar in March in Panama City Beach, Fla.
Crawford was charged via summons on March 28 and pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge on April 12, according to online court records.
The charge carries a maximum sentence of 60 days in jail.
Crawford was accused of throwing a punch at an individual and instigating a fight at Coyote Ugly in Panama City Beach on March 15.
After being removed from the bar, Crawford is alleged to have hit and threw punches at security personnel and “charged” at a police officer and “pushed between the officer and the defendant’s party” to keep officers from restraining someone in Crawford’s party, according to the affidavit.
Crawford got involved in the incident to defend a family member, according to sources.
The police report was filed on March 20 and a summons was issued to Crawford the following week.
Crawford has a pre-trial hearing scheduled for June 13.
The NFL is investigating the incident and Crawford could be disciplined under the league’s personal conduct policy.
Crawford, an eight-year veteran, is a co-captain and team leader for the Cowboys. He had a career-high 5.5 sacks in 2018.