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.