Less than a week after being arrested on drunk-driving charges in Kentucky, Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga has put the incident in his rear-view mirror, no pun intended but what the hell we’ll take it.
Per WLWT-TV in Cincinnati, Maualuga entered the plea on Tuesday, four days after his arrest. He reportedly had a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.157 percent at the time.
Maualuga will be required to attend alcohol counseling, and he has lost his driving privileges for 90 days. He also has been fined $350, and he must pay restitution to the owners of the two cars into which he crashed his vehicle.
Apparently, he won’t be charged with any crimes relating to the fact that a 17-year-old and 18-year-old girl were in the car with him at the time of the incident.
Maualuga now faces the scrutiny of the league office; under the substance-abuse policy, he likely will be suspended for one or more games in 2010.