Rey Maualuga's Car Crash Trial Set For April, Ex-NFLer Facing 10 Years In Prison
Rey Maualuga Car Crash Trial Set For April ... Ex-NFLer Facing 10 Years Behind Bars
12/12/2021 12:05 AM PT
Rey Maualuga -- the ex-NFL star accused of driving drunk and crashing his car through a neighborhood earlier this year -- officially has a trial date set for April, TMZ Sports has learned.
The ex-Cincinnati Bengals linebacker is facing two felony charges as well as one misdemeanor ... and, according to a spokesperson for Kenton County, Kentucky prosecutors, he could be locked behind bars for up to 10 years if he's convicted on all counts.
We broke the story, Maualuga was arrested on Aug. 11 in Villa Hills, Kentucky after cops say he drunkenly drove his vehicle through mailboxes and front yards before ultimately crushing into a parked car and a tree.
In police documents, cops say when they questioned the former USC star at the scene, he was "sweating profusely" and admitted to drinking "a few" alcoholic beverages before driving.
Maualuga was ultimately charged with felony first degree wanton endangerment, felony first degree criminal mischief, and misdemeanor DUI -- third offense. His trial has been officially scheduled for April 6, 2022.
Of course, this is far from the first time Maualuga has faced time behind bars -- the 34-year-old has been arrested for DUI two times previously.
He was also arrested in 2017 for allegedly attacking an employee at a Miami nightclub while he was a member of the Dolphins.
When he wasn't in trouble, Maualuga was one of the better linebackers in the league -- he played in the NFL for nine years, compiling more than 600 tackles in his career.