New Orleans Saints strong safety Marcus Maye was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of aggravated assault with a firearm, per Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football.
Tom Pelissero of NFL Network relayed a statement from Maye's attorney, Eric Hessler, denying the allegation:
Maye, 29, is about to enter his first season with the Saints after playing the first five years of his NFL career with the New York Jets.
Underhill relayed a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office statement regarding the alleged incident, which took place in Metairie, Louisiana.
Saints head coach Dennis Allen was asked about the arrest Thursday and told reporters that the team wouldn't comment until it had more information.
This is the second time Maye has been arrested in the past two years, per Jake Asman of ESPN 97.5 Houston.
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Former <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Jets?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Jets</a> safety Marcus Maye has now been arrested twice in the last year. In February of 2021, Maye was arrested for DUI and he didn't tell the Jets that it even happened until ESPN reported last October that it did. <a href="https://t.co/3z15q8w6xn">https://t.co/3z15q8w6xn</a>
Maye, who played free safety for most of his Jets career, is currently set to start at strong safety according to the Saints' latest depth chart.
He signed with the Saints on a three-year, $28.5 million contract this offseason.
New Orleans opens the season on Sunday, Sept. 11 at the Atlanta Falcons.