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Raiders' linebacker Kaluka Maiava charged with assault

  • In a June 2013 photo, linebacker Kaluka Maiava of the Oakland Raiders NFL football team poses for a photo in Alameda, Calif. Maiava and his brother are charged with assaulting two men at a Maui bar. Maui Prosecuting Attorney John Kim says Maiava and 30-year-old brother Ilima Maiava are charged with misdemeanor assault and criminal property damage, a petty misdemeanor. (AP Photo)

HONOLULU — Linebacker Kaluka Maiava is charged with assaulting two men during a brawl at a Maui bar, days after signing with the Oakland Raiders.

Maiava, 27, and his brother Ilima Maiava, 30, are charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, and fourth-degree criminal property damage, a petty misdemeanor, said Maui Prosecuting Attorney John Kim.

They're accused of beating up two men, ages 27 and 28, at Life's a Beach in Kihei on March 17. That would be four days after the Raiders signed Kaluka Maiava to a three-year, $6 million contract. He played four seasons with the Cleveland Browns after being a fourth-round pick out of Southern California.

Maiava's agent couldn't immediately be reached for comment Wednesday. The brothers also couldn't be reached. Raiders spokesman Will Kiss said the team had no comment.

After reviewing police reports and other evidence, prosecutors decided to go forward with criminal charges.


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