METAIRIE, La. — New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Maye has been arrested on counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff' Joe Lopinto. The story was first reported by New Orleans Football's Nick Underhill.
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says that Maye was involved in a road rage incident Monday in Metairie. He was arrested Thursday morning and was released on bond.
According to Sheriff Joe Lopinto, Maye was driving a black SUV that was involved in an incident with a vehicle occupied by several juvenile females. Lopinto said that Maye is accused of pointing a gun at the vehicle.
The circumstances that led to that alleged action were not available.
Maye's attorney, Eric Hessler, issued a statement to NFL Network: “Marcus vehemently denies the allegation from a motor vehicle incident, and looks forward to defending himself when all the facts come out.”
The Saints were believed to be very deep in the secondary, but just two days ago traded CJ Gardner-Johnson to the Eagles. If Maye is unavailable for any length of time, suddenly a deep position may be somewhat thin.
Head coach Dennis Allen said the team was aware of the situation.
"We’re still gathering all the information so we won’t have comment on it at this time until we get more information.”
We spoke with Dane Ciolino, a law expert at Loyola University, who says it's too early to say whether Maye will be convicted or acquitted.
"If he's convicted of that, its not a felony it's a misdemeanor that can carry up to six months in jail," Ciolino said. "He would likely be looking at probation."