Rey Maualuga pleads guilty to two felony charges from a DUI case, but he will avoid additional jail time.
The former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker entered a pre-trial diversion program, so the charges will be dropped if he avoids any other legal trouble for the next five years. He also must pay fines and restitution, complete 100 hours of community service, and submit to random drug testing.
Last year, Maualuga was indicted on first-degree felony charges of criminal mischief and wanton endangerment.
Maualuga has been arrested before. In 2010, Maualuga was arrested on drunk driving charges after crashing into a parking meter and two parked cars, recording a blood alcohol level of .157. Maualuga later pleaded guilty to the charges, receiving a suspended seven-day jail sentence and two years’ probation.
Maualuga most recently played with the Miami Dolphins in 2017. However, after six games, he would be arrested as the result of a bar fight in a Miami nightclub. The team subsequently released him, and has not played football since.
Maualuga recorded 607 tackles, seven interceptions, and six forced fumbles in nine NFL seasons, eight with the Bengals.