Oakland Raiders Linebacker Kaluka Maiava Charged with Assault in Maui

Jun 3, 2013; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders linebacker Maiava Kaluka (50) at organized team activities at the Raiders practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

According to the Honolulu Associated Press, Oakland Raiders linebacker Kaluka Maiava and his brother (Ilima Maiava) have been charged with assaulting two men at a Maui bar.  The incident occurred on March 17, 2013, at Life’s-a-Beach bar in Kihei, Maui.  A brawl had ensued and the two brothers allegedly caused bodily harm to the two men.

Maui Prosecuting Attorney John Kim says the Maiava brothers are charged with misdemeanor assault and criminal property damage.  This is considered to be a petty misdemeanor charge.  Both Maiava brothers were served with summonses on July 2, when prosecutors learned they would be on the island.  Currently, arraignment is scheduled for July 25.

Kaluka Maiava’s agent could not be contacted for a comment.

Maiava played his first four seasons with the Cleveland Browns before signing with the Oakland Raiders in 2013.  It is unknown how this event will affect Maiava’s ability to play football in 2013.  We will have to wait until the event plays out in a court of law.  Then, we’ll have to wait and see what type of penalty NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will impose upon him.

Unfortunately, the players are on vacation and away from their respective clubs.  This is the time when events like this can occur.  Hopefully, this is an event that will not have a lasting effect upon Maiava and the Oakland Raiders Organization.

Topics: Cleveland Browns, Honolulu AP, Kaluka Maiava, Oakland Raiders, USA Today

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  • Brandon Gross

    Wtf seriously what is up with all these nfl players? It amazes me that they still wanna be out there gangbangin and generally being stupid when they make millions to play a game.

  • Shane Schilperoort

    Agreed. Don’t you think you would look out for yourself, knowing that these types of things can happen?

  • Luis Hernandez

    You said it bro, I can’t believe how dumb they act. Grown ass men that can’t even walk a straight line despite being paid so much.

  • Brandon Gross

    Exactly they don’t realize how fortunate they are having a opportunity to play professional sports.

  • Raider Grant

    Right after I stick up for my boys against donkey fans this comes out? This is the effect of catering to troubled athletes from day one. They never learn from their mistakes, which only allows for them to make worse mistakes in the future. Hopefully Kaluka had a justified reason to defend himself & Hawaii’s DA just looking to make the headlines. If not & he is found guilty the Raiders should be proactive with in house punishment. We’re just not rebuilding the team, but Our overall public image as well. We can be Bad Ass & Respectable too!!! Go Raiderrrrs!!!!

  • raul perez

    Now roger godell just needs to ban these idiots…they are being paid all this money and these guys r representing the nf
    l….. get rid of them

  • CHIEFFANINAZ

    As a diehard Chiefs fan & having to deal with Larry Johnson and his trouble with the law a few years back and all the trouble alot of current players are getting into , finally something Chiefs – Raider fans can agree on.We’re sick of all the crap .They need to show some pride, stay out of trouble & act like the professionals that they claim to be .

  • Shane Schilperoort

    No doubt. Thank you for the perspective of a Chiefs fan. I agree with your comments.

  • Shane Schilperoort

    I agree, if he is just defending himself then so be it, but the Raiders should be proactive and take care of business before the NFL steps in. It would definitely show growth from the Rolando McClain incident last year.

  • Shane Schilperoort

    Exactly, the players need to remember that they represent a large organization and should act accordingly. The bigger person would have walked away. I can understand defending yourself. Hopefully that is all it was. Still, if he is placing himself in the situation (hanging with thugs), then he is totally asking for it.