Jets S Marcus Maye Charged With DUI

Jets safety Marcus Maye is facing charges stemming from a February car crash and subsequent DUI arrest, reports ESPN’s Rich Cimini.

Maye was arrested on February 22nd in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Per Cimini, the 28-year-old was charged with DUI and two misdemeanors: “DUI/damage to property and person and leaving the scene of a crash.” Maye posted a $1.5K bond and is set for a Zoom hearing on October 20. Maye is also facing a $30K-plus civil suit from the driver of the car he crashed into.

According to Cimini, it appears that neither the NFL nor the Jets were previously aware of the incident. The arrest will already subject Maye to the NFL’s personal conduct policy, but he could face additional punishment for not disclosing the arrest.

“It is an ongoing legal matter and our attorney has advised us we cannot comment,” Maye’s agent, Erik Burkhardt, said in a statement to ESPN. “We are confident it will be positively resolved. We look forward to Marcus getting back on the field soon.”

The 2017 second-round pick has spent his entire career in New York, starting each of his 57 games. He had a career year in 2020, finishing with 88 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles, and two interceptions. Maye was slapped with the franchise tag this offseason, locking him into a $10.6MM deal for 2021.

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