Ray Maualuga: DUI and Underage Girls...Just Another Day In Bengals Land

Sean NeilonContributor IIJanuary 30, 2010

CLEVELAND - OCTOBER 04:  Rey Maualuga #58 of the Cincinnati Bengals looks on against the Cleveland Browns during their game at Cleveland Browns Stadium on October 4, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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After the death of Chris Henry, I thought the Bengals would come together as a team and learn from Henry’s mistakes. The Bengals did come together as a team united and playing for the honor of Chris Henry’s memory. Though they had an early exit from the playoffs this season I thought the future looked bright in Cincinnati.  Well I was wrong. The new Bengals delinquent of the off season is rookie LB Ray Maualuga. According to the Covington Police Dept. Maualuga was pulled over shortly after 2 A.M this past Friday morning. The police stated that Maualuga was drunk driving, hit a parking meter and two parked cars with his 2003 Pontiac. Yes, the first thing I thought was “He was driving a Pontiac?” However, the jokes in this incident are short lived. His “mug shot” shows Maualuga smiling with a care free look on his face.  This is a man that children and even grown adults’ look at and admire? Now comes the scary part. Not only was he driving around drunken hitting parking meters and parked cars (as if that is not enough). Ray Maualuga was with two teenage girls; ages 17 and 18. Whether they are family or girlfriends has not been reported up to this point. But does it matter? This guy has the audacity to engage in drunk driving with teenage girls (one under age), then gets arrested and smiles. This is everything that is wrong with Professional Athletes in these times.  

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