Now-former Miami Dolphins starting middle linebacker Rey Maualuga (Image Source: Miami-Dade County)
The beleaguered National Football League had just reached the milestone Saturday morning of a full week without a player getting arrested and then … well, NFL players being NFL players.
Early Saturday morning, veteran Miami Dolphins middle linebacker Rey Maualuga was arrested for battery in Miami. According to Andy Slater of 940-AM WINZ, Maualuga was at Club E11even [a 24-hour “night”club] at 8:30 AM EST Saturday and wouldn’t pay $40 he owed for a tab. When asked again to pay, he allegedly grabbed the victim by the throat, according to a source.
Shortly thereafter, Maualuga was cut by the Dolphins, who, earlier in the season, had their offensive coach resign after a video surfaced of him snorting a white powdery substance with a $20 bill.
It is presumed that the amount being cut will cost Maualuga is