Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga will not face a NFL suspension following his January arrest for a DUI, a league source tells PFT.
The league was considering a suspension, but the NFL vacated the possibility upon appeal and imposed a two game fine instead. (By our calculations, that’s $46,470.48 in lost wages.) The aim for Maualuga’s side was to avoid suspension, and that goal has been realized.
Maualuga entered alcohol rehab after his DUI and swore off alcohol. A starter at strong-side linebacker last year, the second-year player could take over middle linebacker duties from Dhani Jones.
Now he won’t have to wait.