Bengals' Rey Maualuga Accused of Being in Fight and Punching Bar Manager Sammy Laham in Face | Robert Littal Presents BlackSportsOnline

Bengals’ Rey Maualuga Accused of Being in Fight and Punching Bar Manager in Face

by Robert Littal | Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Rey Maualuga has had a couple of run ins with the law going back to his USC days, so he better hope the manager of this bar is exaggerating and these witness accounts are a little off.

Another incident and he could be looking at a suspension from the NFL.

The story seems a bit odd, because the manager is saying it was unprovoked; here is what he had to say.

The incident happened near closing time at the bar early Sunday morning. Luxe manager Sammy Laham described the scene to FOX19. “One of them said something at which point I repeated myself, that they had to leave, and then Rey Maualuga got up, took three or four steps and punched me in the face, more noticeably the eye, then my nose started to bleed. Then security diffused the situation.”

Laham said nothing provoked the situation.

Brittany Knight was a witness to the incident, and said, “Our security went over to see what was going on, to break them up, and Sammy went over as well, and Rey was leaning up against the bar and he stepped forward and swung. At first I didn’t see who it was because I was standing a little further back until I saw my manager walk by and I saw his eye and it was bleeding and cut up. He said, ’I can’t believe I just got hit’ and I was shocked with my mouth to the ground.”

Cincinnati Police are still investigating the incident, and Ray Maualuga has not been charged.

Alcohol and Maualuga has not mixed well in the past, so people may not give him the benefit of the doubt, but just remember he hasn’t been charged as of yet.

Police are still investigating.

Better to just dance badly in the club like GRONK than to throw haymakers, but I digress.

SMARTEN UP NAS

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