METAIRIE, La. SAINTS safety Marcus Maye was arrested Thursday in what authorities termed a road rage incident, and he was booked with one count of aggravated assault with a firearm.
Jefferson Parish Sherriffs Capt. Jason Rivarde said in a statement that Maye, 29, was defined as the driver of a black SUV where he could be accused of pointing a firearm at a car occupied by several juvenile females.
Mayes attorney, Eric Hessler, said in a statement provided to NFL Network that Maye vehemently denies the allegation from the automobile incident, and looks forward to defending himself when all of the facts turn out.
Louisiana state law lists aggravated battery with a dangerous weapon as a misdemeanor punishable by around $1,000 in fines or more to half a year in jail. Maye premiered from the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center Thursday on $30,000 bond, Rivarde said.
The Saints signed Maye, who formerly played for the brand new York Jets, to a three-year, $28.5 million contract this offseason. Maye is projected to be 1 of 2 starting safeties for New Orleans this year, alongside Tyrann Mathieu.
Saints coach Dennis Allen, who also oversees New Orleans defense, said the club was made alert to the arrest and was still gathering all the details, after todays practice.
So, were really not likely to have a touch upon it at the moment until we have more information, Allen added.
The Saints open the growing season on Sept. 11 at Atlanta. If Maye is unavailable to play, veteran P.J. Williams will be a top candidate to displace him in the lineup.