Originally published on SBReport.net on July 10, 2013
27-year-old Oakland Raiders linebacker Kaluka Maiava has been charged with assaulting two men at a bar in his home state of Hawaii, according to the Associated Press.
According to the report, Maiava and his brother Ilima are being charged with misdemeanor assault, along with criminal property damage for their part in a brawl that took place at a Maui bar on March 17. Interestingly enough, the name of the bar is apparently "Life's a Beach".
Maiava signed a three-year, $6 million contract just four days before the incident. Maiava spent his first four seasons with the Cleveland Browns before signing with the Raiders as an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.
There's no question that Raider Nation would appreciate their players, especially linebackers, to stay out of the news for the wrong reasons after dealing with former Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain's well-documented incidents.
USA Today is reporting that the two Maiava brothers are set to be arraigned on July 25, the day the Raiders are expected to report in Napa, Calif. for training camp. Their first practice is the next day.