Maualuga charged with assault

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A bar employee alleges that Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga punched him in the face on Sunday.  And that allegation was enough to get Maualuga cited for misdemeanor assault.

The Associated Press reports that Maualuga has officially been charged with the crime.  His arraignment is set for February 17.

The last time Maualuga was charged with a crime, he quickly pleaded guilty.  As MDS pointed out earlier today, Maualuga’s two-year probation for a 2010 DUI apparently ended only days before the latest incident.

The NFL fined Maualuga two game checks for the DUI guilty plea.  He surely will be facing further scrutiny from the league now.

66 responses to “Maualuga charged with assault

  1. Honestly… As a life long Bengal Fan I have become immune to this type of behavior.. And have actually grew to embrace it… Football is violent game… It’s nice knowing that year in and year out we have violent players on our team…

  2. C’mon back Dhani. Need a middle linebacker for at least 4 games this year to fill in temporarily. Time for Roderick Muckelroy to show what he’s got.

  3. I remember when teams were criticized for not drafting Brawlaluga despite all the character red flags.

    Wonder how many GMs are patting themselves on the back after this nonsense.

  4. If these guys can’t handle real life they should just stay home… These dudes just never had to grow up and they think because they’re rich they can do whatever they want. NFL players are not idols or people to look up to, they are pawns for OUR entertainment.

  5. Sounds like he wants a steady diet of pee tests and other probation restrictions, whatever they may be. Maybe that is what keeps him from really getting crazy, who knows. He waited 2 days to put himself back in that position.

    The upside is he will be putting some money into the state economy…

  6. This is the Bengal way, draft players with baggage because they’ll cost less.

    It’s a sign of an owner concerned with one thing and one thing only, money.

  7. nflofficeadmin says:Feb 10, 2012 5:37 PM

    C’mon Ray, put him in a bodybag!!
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    Only when the Ravens pick him up

  8. These players know if someone can get a player like Rey to punch them, its like hitting a small lottery. They will settle out of court for 10 to 15 Grand.

  9. Maualuga’s two-year probation for a 2010 DUI apparently ended only days before the latest incident.

    You can take Rey outta prison….but you can’t take the prison outta Rey……

  10. They threw him in the clink and said “you’re gonna be wearing stripes boy”! Then they handed him a Bengals helmet

  11. Hey here’s some knowledge for you numb skulls:

    Bengals- 11 arrests since 2006

    Steelers- 10 arrests since 2006

    The Bengals have a very AVERAGE amount of arrests in the past 5 years. They might have fewer arrests than YOUR team. But don’t let a silly thing like the truth get in the way of your bashing.

  12. So glad the Lions didn’t draft this turd. Half our fans were furious when we passed him up. It was Mayhew’s first draft class. No way Millen would’ve let him slide by.

  13. hrdcorbengalsfan, I guess I didn’t make myself clear. It goes back to Jeff Blake, Neil Rackers, etc. getting hassled in public places, as Carson did. It seems to happen here more than say SF or Seattle, etc.

  14. Typical Bengal.

    These guys are trying to set a record for the most off-the-field incidents within the span of a decade. Is any other franchise even close?

  15. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: Feb 10, 2012 7:32 PM

    Hey here’s some knowledge for you numb skulls:

    Bengals- 11 arrests since 2006

    Steelers- 10 arrests since 2006

    The Bengals have a very AVERAGE amount of arrests in the past 5 years. They might have fewer arrests than YOUR team. But don’t let a silly thing like the truth get in the way of your bashing.

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    Actually, the San Diego Union-Trib database lists Cincinnati players 14 times after 1/1/2007. The league average is 8.75 in that time, so the Bengals have indeed been above average. (Nice ‘cherry picking’ of the date anyway, as 10 Bengals were arrested in 2006, quite a feat in itself – including 2 on the same day.)

    The Bengals lead the league in arrests since 2006. Bashing seems justified, no?

    My team? 3 times since Jan ’07.

  16. stoneydog1000, Seattle is no man’s land for NFL, ie TJ. Everyone that goes, leaves. Rackers deserved the grief same as Graham. Carson is just a sissy bullied by the wife. I hear SF has rough fans, so I don’t know.

  17. @papacrick your so glad you didn’t draft him? Buy your happy that they signed a guy who likes to tune up the band on another players helmet, or a quarterback that starts a fight and crawls out of the bottom of the pile to go hide, or your happy that you all hired a coach that can’t lose? Your right i would take all of that over Ray’s two incidents. Maybe you should stick to reading lions post you tool.

  18. @mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports:

    Why some Bengals fans continue to defend their team when it comes to arrests is beyond me.

    They’ve got a great young QB, a great young receiver, more young talent in other areas, made the playoffs unexpectedly, and have some good picks coming.

    The only thing that could screw this up is Mike Brown and his “red flag ignoring” draft/trade policy that has haunted the Bengals for years (not just the past 5). If you go back further than 5 years, we all know the Bengals had more arrests, and more team sportsmanship problems.

    Mike Brown is to blame, and does not deserve to have the product of his stupidity defended.

  19. cincinnasti says:
    Feb 10, 2012 5:37 PM

    Honestly… As a life long Bengal Fan I have become immune to this type of behavior.. And have actually grew to embrace it… Football is violent game… It’s nice knowing that year in and year out we have violent players on our team…
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    …who sit at home during the postseason every year 🙂

  20. Shaking my head… I’m fairly certain I read an article earlier this past season about how Rey was growing up with the birth of his first child. I’m sure said child will one day grow to be oh-so-proud his daddy was a very average LB in the NFL for a few years before becoming a warehouse stocker or something of that ilk.

    Get a clue Rey! Or get a new line of work!

  21. Yet it’s more important to the media that Gronk was dancing shirtless. Punching someone in the face and getting arrested? Nah, that’s nothing.

  22. Too bad he doesn’t “own the Natti Police Department” like he “owned the LAPD” when he was at U$C and punched out a student half his size. Look in the dictionary under Roidrage and you’ll see a picture of Rey Rey.

  23. i wonder where this happened. Mal is from my hometown in eureka ca and there are not many bars down there. i see his brother and some of his boys around town on a regular basis. to be honest…they are looking for a fight a lot of the time and almost beat down a couple of my drunk buddies when they were out one night.

  24. @ jetsfanbobhris

    Isn’t taking the past 10 years “cherry picking” as well? The fact is, the Bengals had 10 arrests in 2006. If you take out that crazy year, the Bengals aren’t even in the top FIVE for arrests. The players responsible for most of those arrests were Chris Henry and Odell Thurman. One of those guys is dead, and the other guy has been out of the league since…2006. I wasn’t “cherry-picking”. I was just letting most of the uninformed public know that the Bengals have had 11 arrests in the past 5 years. About 2 per year, which is very normal. Certainly doesn’t lead the league. Some of you guys need to check your facts. Also, this Maualuga incident wasn’t an arrest. I think Rey should be cut from the team personally, but to act like the Bengals are the worst team in arrests? That hasn’t been true since 2006.

  25. who cares if this guy is suspended or not. he’s not a playmaker. all season I watch him get blown up in the hole…and that’s only when he’s in the right gap. he’s garbage. start lawson

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