New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Maye has been alleged of “pointing a firearm at another vehicle” in claimed road rage incident on Monday.
Marcus Maye “accused of pointing a firearm at another vehicle”
On Thursday, Maye was arrested with the charge of exasperated assault with a firearm emanating from an alleged road rage incident which took place in Metairie on 29th August,2022 Monday, said the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The 29-year-old was set free from the custody following a posting of $30,000 bond even so he was absent in the open section of Saints practice on Thursday.
NFL Network obtained a statement of Maye’s lawyer, Eric Hessler in which he disapproves the allegation on Thursday.
“Marcus vehemently denies the allegation from a motor vehicle incident and looks forward to defending himself when all the facts come out,” said Eric Hessler.
Sheriff Joseph Lopinto reported in a statement that “Maye was arrested this morning on a warrant that was obtained for his arrest for one count of aggravated assault with a firearm.”
“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,” he continued.
As per ESPN, Saints head coach Dennis Allen told reporters on Thursday that the club would not comment on the arrest “until we get more information.”
A five-year NFL veteran, Maye was a second-round draft pick by the New York Jets in 2017. Back in February last year, he was arrested on charges of driving under the impact and felony charges for DUI and damage to property and person, along with a charge of leaving the scene of a crash.
The court date of 24th August of Maye was continued until Nov. 16 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time, as per the reports of ESPN.
At that time, the arrest was initially reported in Oct. 2021, the NFL told ESPN it was reviewing the matter under its personal conduct policy which meant that Maye could still receive a suspension or fine from the league from that Feburary 2021 arrest.
The Jets did not seem to be aware of the arrest of Maye at the time, according to ESPN.
Instant response was not made by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office and the New Orleans Saints to PEOPLE’s request for comment on Friday.