Keeping up with the Wednesday theme of Bay Area athletes being charged with crimes months after they were allegedly committed, linebacker Kaluka Maiava, along with his brother, was charged with the assault of two men in a Maui bar brawl just days after he signed with the Raiders in March.
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.
Maiava or his agent couldn’t be reached for comment and the Raiders had no comment.
Maiava, of Wailuku, and his brother, who lives on Oahu, were not arrested. The brothers are scheduled to be arraigned in Wailuku District Court on July 25, when they’re expected to enter pleas. If convicted of the misdemeanor charge, they could face up to a year in jail and a $2,000 fine.
Maiava hasn’t even played a game yet for the Raiders, but he’s already living up to the Raiders’ old-school outlaw reputation.