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Maiava, brother charged with assault

By Associated Press


Linebacker Kaluka Maiava is charged with assaulting two men during a brawl at a Maui bar.

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, said Maui prosecuting attorney John Kim.

They are accused of beating up two men, ages 27 and 28, at Life’s a Beach in Kihei on March 17. That would be four days after the Oakland Raiders 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 Southern California.

Maiava’s agent couldn’t immediately be reached for comment on Wednesday. The brothers also couldn’t be reached. Raiders spokesman Will Kiss said the team had no comment.

After reviewing police reports and other evidence, prosecutors decided to go forward with criminal charges.

Maiava, of Wailuku, and his brother, who lives on Oahu, were not arrested. Each was served with a summons on July 2. The brothers are scheduled to be arraigned in Wailuku District Court on July 25, when they’re expected to enter pleas.

If convicted of the misdemeanor charge, they 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.

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McCully wrote:
Any NFL player charged for any crime other than a felony should be suspended for 5 games. these players have to be accountable being an NFL player.
on July 11,2013 | 07:03AM
hanalei395 wrote:
"5 games"? If convicted, he could get a year in prison. Stupid fool. He didn't think. He had a good contract. Stay out of a brawl. Stay out of bars.
on July 11,2013 | 07:53AM
allie wrote:
True..the whole college football racket is really just a horrible embarrassment for American higher education. Things just continue to deteriorate. Hard to figure why this mediocre player risks his bloated salary to act out on Maui's bar scene. So much for character formation in college football.
on July 11,2013 | 08:19AM
Pocho wrote:
What's the BEEG deal with this? They are football players, it's expected. Come on readers, get a GRIP
on July 11,2013 | 06:24PM
kailua000 wrote:
whats the big deal, they are local, it's expected. get a grip!
on July 11,2013 | 07:34PM
BluesBreaker wrote:
Off the field violence by NFL players has reached epidemic proportions. The NFL needs to come down hard on these guys.
on July 11,2013 | 07:27AM
bleedgreen wrote:
Didn't Kaluka play college ball at USC?
on July 11,2013 | 07:42AM
Slow wrote:
How about treating him exactly like anyone else? Not representing one's employer well is not a crime. So, no favors and no extra punishment.
on July 11,2013 | 12:06PM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
Yikes! Dangerous in Maui, West side, East side, town side, North side, South side, Chinatown side, Waianae side, Nanakuli side, Pearl City side, downtown side, Waipahu side, Kalihi side, outside, bedside, Kaimuki side, Waikiki side, left side, right side, countryside, harbor side, stream side, riverside, beach side, shore side, curbside, surf side, poolside, seaside, upside, downside and offsides.
on July 11,2013 | 12:56PM
hanalei395 wrote:
Mauka, Makai ........Waikiki, Ewa.
on July 11,2013 | 01:26PM
sak wrote:
Dangerous World!
on July 11,2013 | 07:13PM
Bully wrote:
Kaluka should avoid doing anything that could cost him his contract in the NFL. Be a good boy and make the money while you can.
on July 11,2013 | 01:26PM
usc wrote:
Maiava was just meeting his obligation as a new member of the Raiders of being arrested and charged. It's cool!
on July 11,2013 | 01:40PM
frontman wrote:
Pure Hawaii.....................................
on July 11,2013 | 03:17PM
Papakolea wrote:
He's just lucky that Mickael Miske wasn't there with a bottle.
on July 11,2013 | 05:54PM
Cantopop wrote:
on July 11,2013 | 08:27PM
sak wrote:
He can blame his error in judgement and temporary insanity from being banged in the head too much on the field, and join into the NFL Lawsuit Clam.
on July 11,2013 | 07:12PM
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