After an eventful offseason that has resulted in a DUI arrest and a four-week stay at a treatment facility, Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga has returned to the team for offseason workouts.
“I know I have been through a little bit of havoc the past couple
months,” Maualuga said, per Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “All I can say is you’re looking at a different
guy and a different person. I just hope the city of Cincinnati and all
my fans will accept my apology and help me through all this and help me
To his credit, Maualuga promptly pleaded guilty only four days after the arrest, and he has spent time at The Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs in Charleston, S.C. Reedy says that Maualuga called the event a “life-changer.”
Maualuga also is recovering from a broken ankle, but he’s expected to be ready when on-field offseason workouts begin on May 11.