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Maualuga charged with misdemeanor assault

Posted on: February 11, 2012 2:48 pm
Edited on: February 11, 2012 2:54 pm
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MaualugaBy Josh Katzowitz

We told you the other day that Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga had been accused by a downtown Cincinnati bar manager of punching him last weekend. Now, Cincinnati police have formally charged Maualuga with misdemeanor assault for the alleged incident that occurred at a bar called Luxe.

The Cincinnati Enquirer writes that the manager, Sammy Laham, accused Maualuga of punching him in the face about 3:15 a.m. last Sunday.

The team and Maualuga’s agent have declined comment.

The last time Maualuga was in trouble occurred in January 2010 when he pleaded guilty to DUI after he crashed a car with a blood-alcohol level of 0.157. At the time, the paper writes, he was put on probation for two years -- a probation that ended two days before the latest alleged incident in downtown Cincinnati.

The misdemeanor charge carries a maximum of 180 days in jail. Maualuga is due in court for his arraignment next Friday at 12:30 p.m.

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