Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga was reportedly involved in a bar fight over the weekend in which he injured the club’s manager, according to WXIX-Television on Thursday.
Sammy Laham, manager at Luxe, mentioned the incident occurred as the downtown Cincinnati bar was closing.
“One of them stated some thing at which point I repeated myself, that they had to leave, and then Rey Maualuga got up, took 3 or 4 actions and punched me in the face, a lot more noticeably the eye, then my nose started to bleed,” Laham told the station. “Then safety diffused the situation.”
Maualuga has not been charged as police continue to investigate the incident.
“Our safety went over to see what was going on, to break them up, and Sammy went over as nicely, and Rey was leaning up against the bar and he stepped forward and swung,” Luxe employee Brittany Knight said. “At 1st I didn’t see who it was because I was standing a little further back till I saw my manager walk by and I saw his eye and it was bleeding and cut up. He stated, ‘I can’t believe I just got hit’ and I was shocked with my mouth to the ground.”
If Maualuga is charged, it would mark the linebacker’s second violation of the NFL’s private conduct policy in two years, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Thursday.
Maualuga’s agent, Gary Uberstine, spoke with the player and later refused comment to WXIX-Television.
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