Charged With Assault
Linebacker Kaluka Maiava is charged with assaulting two men during a brawl at a Maui (Hawaii) bar, days after signing with the Raiders, The Associated Press reported.
Maiava, 27, and his brother Ilima Maiava, 30, are charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, and fourth-degree criminal property damage, a petty misdemeanor, Maui Prosecuting Attorney John Kim told the AP.
The brothers are accused of beating up two men, ages 27 and 28, at Life’s a Beach in Kihei on March 17 — four days after the Raiders reportedly signed Kaluka Maiava to a three-year, $6 million contract. He played four seasons with the Cleveland Browns after being a fourth-round pick out of USC.
According to the AP, prosecutors decided to go forward with criminal charges after reviewing police reports and other evidence. Maiava, of Wailuku, and his brother, who lives on Oahu, were not arrested.
Each was served with a summons on July 2 when prosecutors learned they would be on the island. The brothers are scheduled to be arraigned in Wailuku District Court on July 25, when they’re expected to enter pleas, the same day the Raiders' training camp begins in Napa, Calif.
If convicted of the misdemeanor charge, the Maiava brothers reportedly could face up to a year in jail and a $2,000 fine. The petty misdemeanor carries a maximum sentence of 30 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.