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Cincinnati Bengals Linebacker Rey Maualuga Charged with Assault

February 10th, 2012 at 6:19 PM
By Chuck Chapman

Cincinnati Bengals middle linebacker Rey Maualuga was charged Friday with misdemeanor assault against a bar employee at a downtown Cincinnati nightclub.

Sammy Laham, an employee of Luxe, told police that Maualuga punched him in the face, injuring him at 3:10 a.m. on Sunday morning. Maualuga will appear in court on Feb. 17, He faces up to 180 days in jail if convicted.

Maualuga could also be facing discipline from the NFL as this is not his first off-field incident. He was arrested for driving under the influence in Northern Kentucky in 2010. At that time, Maualuga successfully appealed a one-game suspension and paid a fine of over $75,000 instead.

The Bengals had no comment on the arrest and NFL spokesman Greg Aiello stated that the league "will review the allegations."

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