Bengals LB Maualuga charged with assault in Ohio

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga (mow-uh-LOO’-guh) has

been charged with assault stemming from a downtown Cincinnati bar

incident.

Police cited the 25-year-old Maualuga with the misdemeanor count

on Friday after investigating allegations by a bar employee that

Maualuga punched him in the face early Sunday morning. Maualuga’s

arraignment is scheduled for Feb. 17. No attorney was listed for

him.

Bengals spokesman Jack Brennan said the club doesn’t comment on

unresolved legal matters.

The former Southern Cal star was fined by the NFL two game

checks and part of his signing bonus in 2010 after he pleaded

guilty to drunken driving charges in northern Kentucky. In that

case, he got a suspended seven-day jail sentence, had his driver’s

license suspended for 90 days, and was sent to an alcohol/drug

program.