It seems we can’t go a couple of days without hearing about an NFL player in trouble with the law. Now, we have a new addition to that laundry list of bad boys, and this time road rage is to blame.

NFL Network has confirmed that Marcus Maye, the New Orleans Saints safety, was arrested on Thursday. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Maye after investigating an alleged road rage instance. The player is facing serious charges after his arrest.

Maye was brought in with one count of aggravated assault with a firearm. The Saints player is accused of pulling his gun on another car that had many female teenagers as its passengers. He was identified as the driver of a black SUV involved in the August 29 incident. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office revealed the accusation in a statement.

[Mayes was] accused of pointing a firearm at another vehicle that was occupied by several juvenile females.

Eric Hessler, Maye’s attorney, told the outlet that the player is denying the allegations against himself. He is also seeking to defend himself when the investigation yields more facts about the incident.

Marcus vehemently denies the allegation from a motor vehicle incident, and looks forward to defending himself when all the facts come out.

The player was booked at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center. His Thursday release came with a bond of $30,000. Mayes started his journey with the Saints back in March. He signed a three-year, $28.5 million contract with the Saints. Prior to that, Mayes spent five seasons playing for the New York Jets.

We will have to see how this case progresses from this point on. In the meantime, keep checking back with Thirsty for more.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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