Saints’ Marcus Maye arrested, accused of aggravated assault with a firearm but denies wrongdoing

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New Orleans Saints’ Marcus Maye arrested, accused of aggravated assault with a firearm but the ex-Jets safety denies any wrongdoing following bail release

  • The Saints’ free-agent acquisition was arrested Thursday morning following an investigation into a road rage incident which allegedly occurred on August 29
  • According to the police report, Maye was accused of ‘pointing a firearm’ at a vehicle which was ‘occupied by several juvenile females’ while in a black SUV
  • Maye was released from custody following posting a $30,000 bond Thursday
  • He signed a three-year, $28.5million deal with New Orleans in March 2022

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New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Maye was arrested Thursday morning for aggravated assault with a firearm.

The 29-year-old was later released from custody after posting a $30,000 bond. Maye was being held at Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna, LA. 

Maye’s arrest followed an investigation relating to an incident which allegedly occurred in Metairie, LA on August 29.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office police report, via Nick Underhill, elucidated the reasoning for Maye’s initial arrest and ensuing release.

‘Sheriff Joseph Lopinto reports that the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested Marcus Maye, 29, after conducting an investigation into a road rage incident that occurred Monday, August 29, 2022, in Metairie, 

Marcus Maye was arrested Thursday morning after an investigation into a road rage incident

Marcus Maye was arrested Thursday morning after an investigation into a road rage incident 

‘Maye was arrested this morning on a warrant that was obtained for his arrest for one count of aggravated assault with a firearm.

‘Maye was identified as the driver of a black SUV that was involved in an incident in which he is accused of pointing a firearm at another vehicle that was occupied by several juvenile females. 

‘Maye was booked at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center and was released after posting a $30,000 bond.’

Maye signed a three-year, $28.5million deal with the NFC's New Orleans Saints in free agency

Maye signed a three-year, $28.5million deal with the NFC's New Orleans Saints in free agency

Maye signed a three-year, $28.5million deal with the NFC’s New Orleans Saints in free agency 

Maye’s attorney, Eric Hessler, dismissed the notion his client was party to any wrongdoing when speaking to NFL Network Thursday.

‘Marcus vehemently denies the allegation from a motor vehicle incident, and looks forward to defending himself when all the facts come out,’ Hessler said.

Maye signed a three-year, $28.5 million deal with the Saints in free agency in March, which included a $6 million signing bonus and $14.5 million guaranteed. 

Maye spent five seasons in the Big Apple with the New York Jets after coming out of Florida

Maye spent five seasons in the Big Apple with the New York Jets after coming out of Florida

Maye spent five seasons in the Big Apple with the New York Jets after coming out of Florida

The Florida product spent the past five seasons with the New York Jets, who drafted him in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

He recorded 312 tackles, six interceptions and 3.5 sacks in 60 games with the Jets.

Maye is listed as the starting strong safety on New Orleans’ official depth chart with J.T. Gray as the backup.

Comments made by Saints head coach Dennis Allen suggest NO weren't aware of the matter prior to trading away fellow safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson to Philadelphia earlier this week

Comments made by Saints head coach Dennis Allen suggest NO weren't aware of the matter prior to trading away fellow safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson to Philadelphia earlier this week

Comments made by Saints head coach Dennis Allen suggest NO weren’t aware of the matter prior to trading away fellow safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson to Philadelphia earlier this week

New Orleans Saints head coach Dennis Allen shared a statement on the matter during media availability on Thursday.

‘We were made aware of it this morning and we’re still gathering all the information,’ Allen said. 

‘So we’re not going to have a comment on it at this time until we get more information,’