Marcus Maye: NFL player 'vehemently denies' allegations after being arrested for aggravated assault
METAIRIE, LOUISIANA: A popular NFL player was booked for aggravated assault after an investigation. Marcus Maye, New Orleans Saints safety, was arrested on Thursday morning, September 1, for aggravated assault with a firearm and was being held at Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna, LA. Maye's arrest came after an investigation relating to an incident that allegedly occurred in Metairie on August 29.
The 29-year-old American football player was arrested for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL was being held at Jefferson Parish Correctional Center and was released from custody after posting a $30,000 bond. The police report came via Nick Underhill, Saints analyst at WWLTV, which explained the reason behind Maye's arrest. The report read, "Sheriff Joseph Lopinto reports that the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested Marcus Maye, 29, after conducting an investigation into a road rage incident that occurred Monday, August 29, 2022, in Metairie. Maye was arrested this morning on a warrant that was obtained for his arrest for one count of aggravated assault with a firearm."
The report further read, "Maye was identified as the driver of a black SUV that was involved in an incident in which he is accused of pointing a firearm at another vehicle that was occupied by several juvenile females. Maye was booked at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center and was released after posting a $30,000 bond." Saints coach Dennis Allen said after practice on Thursday, as per ESPN, "We were made aware of it this morning and we're still gathering all the information, so we're not going to have a comment on it at this time until we get more information."
Police report on Marcus Maye incident pic.twitter.com/OxeAS4eNR9— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) September 1, 2022
Marcus Maye arrested for aggravated assault
Maye's attorney Eric Hessler gave a statement to NFL Network on Thursday as well, as per the network's insider Tom Pelissero, saying, "Marcus vehemently denies the allegation from a motor vehicle incident, and looks forward to defending himself when all the facts come out.” Maye is already facing potential discipline from the NFL regarding an arrest on February 22, 2021, when he was with the New York Jets. He was charged with driving under the influence and misdemeanor charges of DUI/damage to property and person, leaving the scene of a crash, and careless driving.
So far in his career, the Florida native has played for the New York Jets and played college football at the University of Florida. He signed a three-year, $28.5million deal with the Saints in March as part of an overhaul in the secondary, including a $6m signing bonus and $14.5m guaranteed. He spent his past five seasons with the Jets after he was drafted in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.