METAIRIE, La. — New Orleans Saints Keamanan Security Marcus Maye was arrested on Thursday on charges of assault with a firearm stemming from an alleged street rage incident that occurred in Metairie on Monday, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
He had been released from custody after posting a $30,000 bail but did not appear at the open section of the Saints practice on Thursday.
Maye’s attorney, Eric Hessler, denied the allegations in a statement obtained by the NFL Network on Thursday.
“Marcus vehemently denies the allegations of the motor vehicle incident, and looks forward to defending himself when all the facts come to light,” the statement said.
According to a news release from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, “Maye was identified as the driver of the black SUV involved in the incident in which he was accused of pointing a firearm at another vehicle occupied by several teenage women.”
“We were notified this morning and we are still gathering all the information, so we will not comment at this time until we have more information,” Saints coach Dennis Allen said after training on Thursday. .
Maye is already facing potential NFL discipline regarding arrest on February 22, 2021, while she was with the New York Jets, on charges of driving under the influence and charges of misdemeanor DUI/damage to property and person and leaving the scene. from accidents and careless driving. His trial date on August 24 continued until 9 a.m. ET on November 16.
Maye, a sixth-year veteran who spent the first five seasons of his career with the Jets, was signed by the Saints for a three-year $28.5 million contract in March as part of a second season overhaul.