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Raiders' Maiava charged with assault at Maui bar

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 11:18 a.m. HST, Jul 10, 2013

Linebacker Kaluka Maiava is charged with assaulting two men during a brawl at a Maui bar, days after signing with the Oakland Raiders.

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’re 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 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 Wednesday. The brothers also couldn’t be reached.  

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 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.

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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allie wrote:
yikes..more football misbehaviour and scandal. Why on earth does this player go to any bar looking for trouble. He puts his enormous salary and his family's future at risk. Bizarre.
on July 10,2013 | 09:58AM
Rok888 wrote:
How do you know he was "looking" for trouble. Maybe he was attacked and had to defend himself...Maybe he was defending his family?
on July 10,2013 | 10:07AM
bkolohe wrote:
allie why would you assume that they went looking for trouble. This happened 4 days after he signed is contract. Do you think maybe they were there celebrating?
on July 10,2013 | 10:14AM
scooters wrote:
Maybe "allie" knows that it's Local Big Body Attitude..you think?
on July 10,2013 | 10:38AM
HAJAA1 wrote:
Maybe all of you need to stop replying to it's comments? Obviously It gets to you folks.
on July 10,2013 | 11:52AM
honopic wrote:
Ignoring a pest does not make it leave. You have to chase it away.... or something.
on July 11,2013 | 11:55AM
lowtone123 wrote:
Spray Raid
on July 11,2013 | 12:10PM
sak wrote:
on July 10,2013 | 01:49PM
busterb wrote:
Would Maui be the Eastside?
on July 10,2013 | 10:37AM
blingman wrote:
allie needs a life!!!! go to savers and buy one!!
on July 10,2013 | 10:51AM
honopic wrote:
What's bizarre is you can't keep from commenting on stories that have nothing to do with you. Sierra Tango Foxtrot Uniform.
on July 11,2013 | 11:53AM
lowtone123 wrote:
Scary Kihei side!
on July 11,2013 | 12:09PM
TLehel wrote:
What's chared?
on July 10,2013 | 10:00AM
Monkeyboy wrote:
well...he's a Raider now - isn't this expected of him?
on July 10,2013 | 10:39AM
cojef wrote:
Oft times local toughs search out the celebrities to test their manhood and thus a tussle results. Don't believe the pros would purposely go out looking for trouble. They have more smarts than that, however they do like to go out to bars and hoist a few. They are attractive nuisances.
on July 10,2013 | 10:48AM
ezridah wrote:
they're charged with assault...is that the same as being charged for self defense ? just asking ...with alcohol involved..anything can happen..not implying anyone was drunk just because they were in a bar.....
on July 10,2013 | 11:54AM
ready2go wrote:
Professional athletes are always reminded that they're going to be challenged, especially in bars and be prepared to just walk away!
on July 10,2013 | 12:38PM
st1d wrote:
33 and counting, since super bowl.
on July 10,2013 | 08:18PM
Anonymous wrote:
Some people become superman when prompted by booze. Takes more of a man to walk away from stupid people in bars.
on July 11,2013 | 06:23AM