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Saints safety Marcus Maye charged with aggravated assault with firearm, denies allegations

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Two days after buying and selling starter Chauncey Gardner-Johnson to the Eagles, the Saints have extra drama of their secondary, this time as a consequence of an off-field incident. Beginning security Marcus Maye, the previous Jets standout who signed a three-year, $22.5 million deal this spring, was arrested Thursday and charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, in line with NewOrleans.Football’s Nick Underhill.

“Marcus vehemently denies the (assault) allegation from a motorcar incident,” the protection’s lawyer, Eric Hessler, told NFL Media, “and appears ahead to defending himself when all of the information come out.”

That is the second time in two years that Maye, 29, has been arrested. The sixth-year veteran was beforehand concerned in a automobile crash that resulted in DUI costs. That occurred in February 2021, however Maye didn’t report the accident or felony costs to the Jets, his workforce on the time, till it grew to become public final October, per ESPN 97.5 Houston. His listening to for that incident was repeatedly delayed this offseason, however is also topic to NFL self-discipline.

Maye spent the primary 5 years of his NFL profession as a full-time starter for the Jets, who drafted him thirty ninth total in 2017. He was one of many Saints’ high targets in free company this yr, stepping in as an anticipated substitute for veteran starters Marcus Williams, who signed with the Ravens; and Malcolm Jenkins, who retired. He was slated to open 2022 alongside Tyrann Mathieu within the Saints’ secondary, with P.J. Williams and J.T. Gray serving as backups.

Maye is the second distinguished Saints participant to be going through felony costs and, probably, an NFL or workforce suspension. Star operating again Alvin Kamara has been accused of felony battery for his position in an assault that occurred on the eve of the Professional Bowl in February, although he’s unlikely to face NFL self-discipline till 2023, as soon as his case has formally been resolved.

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