Dolphins will release Rey Maualuga after arrest

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The Rey Maualuga era is over in South Florida.

Per a league source, the Dolphins will be releasing Maualuga on Saturday, in the aftermath of an overnight arrest in Miami.

A second-round pick in 2009 who spent eight years with the Bengals, Maualuga joined the Dolphins after rookie Raekwan McMillan tore an ACL in the preseasons. Maualuga appeared in six games, starting four.

His role had expanded to include a cameo appearance at fullback. Now, all of that will be ending as Maualuga will find himself first on the waiver wire and, if unclaimed, a free agent again.

33 responses to “Dolphins will release Rey Maualuga after arrest

  1. Wish more teams would do this.

    You get arrested, you get cut. Then maybe I could watch the NFL again.

    The criminality level is what drove me away. I can’t root for a league full of criminals and bad guys. Every team has more guys with criminal records than “the mean machine” at this point.

    The “days without an arrest” meter was funny at first, until you realize a leave of criminals isn’t cute.

    Name another workplace that has the ratio of employees to arrests that the NFL has.

  2. I just read he refused to pay a 40 dollar tab at 830am at a nightclub. Now what in the hell was he doing at a nightclub the night before a game!!?? That alone should get you cut!! Good riddance if that is in fact the truth.

  3. When players like Blount and Bennett want to go back to their former team (NE) they become cancers in their locker room. When former Bengals want to go back to that tire fire they get arrested.

  4. The criminality level is what drove me away. I can’t root for a league full of criminals and bad guys.

    I would venture to guess that’s the the league is composed of 2-3% criminals and 97-98% law abiding citizens so unfortunately for you that argument has no validity

  5. aypeeswhippingstick says:

    Belichick or Jerry Jones will sign him. They have no standards.
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    Why did you not say the Dolphins have no standards? He spent two years on probation before they ever signed him.

  6. Anyone claiming to be offended by “a league full of criminals” isn’t being truthful. What you’re telling us is that you are concentrating more on the players’ backgrounds than the play on the field. No one believes that.

    There’s not a single person that sees an exciting play on the field and stops to think “hey, I need to make sure this player hasn’t been arrested before I can really enjoy it”. No one.

  7. Raylan Givens says:
    November 18, 2017 at 2:36 pm
    Wish more teams would do this.

    You get arrested, you get cut. Then maybe I could watch the NFL again.

    The criminality level is what drove me away. I can’t root for a league full of criminals and bad guys. Every team has more guys with criminal records than “the mean machine” at this point.

    The “days without an arrest” meter was funny at first, until you realize a leave of criminals isn’t cute.

    Name another workplace that has the ratio of employees to arrests that the NFL has.
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    Sure, the military and the police force. But that wouldn’t fit your narrative cause those guys give up so much for us by serving this country.

    Get off your moral high chair. If you don’t wish to watch football fine, but trying to pin it on the so called ‘criminality of the league is very dishonest on your part.

  8. From another site…

    According to the arrest report … Maualuga was confronted by an employee at club E11EVEN about an outstanding $40 tab around 8:20 AM. Rey allegedly became upset and refused to pay. The employee claims he asked him to pay again, and Rey grabbed him by the throat and shoved him. Rey was then kicked out by security and detained by cops, who arrested him.

    OK, he didn’t want to pay a $40 bar tab? What an idiot. He’s too dumb to be allowed to have a job. Think of all the money he threw away because he didn’t want to pay a $40 bar tab. His salary was $900k! That means he was making ~$53k per game. The Dolphins have seven games left so he threw away ~$370k over a $40 bar tab. He also threw away ANY possibility of any further NFL career (except for those teams who have no issues about signing losers). What’s he going to do now?

  9. This team is a dumpster fire and it starts with the head coach. I mean the O line coach was snorting cocaine and posting videos of himself on the internet. They trade Jay Ajai then bury the guy in the media.

  10. Poor choice,obviously. However, all this judgemental rhetoric sounds like pure, unadulterated, premeditated jealousy. Get a dose of courage from someplace, and stop being sheepish, and soft.

  11. The NFL has a handful of bad apples but bushels of good ones. “League full of criminals” is just dishonest.

    Most of us never get into trouble with the law. That’s true of football players as well.

  12. if you want a worse ratio try congress. whats he doing in a bar at 8:30 in the AM? and with a 40 buck tab already.

  13. officialgame says:
    November 18, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    This team is a dumpster fire and it starts with the head coach. I mean the O line coach was snorting cocaine and posting videos of himself on the internet. They trade Jay Ajai then bury the guy in the media.
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    Remember last year when the dollfans were riding the J train? Or how they were going to unseat NE this season? Good times…good times. Funny how the little dollfan that trolls all things Patriot is mysteriously absent from these comments

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