New York Jets’ Marcus Maye facing DUI charges

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New York Jets star safety Marcus Maye missed Sunday’s win over the Tennessee Titans with an ankle injury he suffered the previous week.

But for the veteran and his team, there could be some other issues on the front burner that has nothing to do with football.

ESPN’s Rich Cimini reported on Monday that Marcus Maye is facing DUI charges stemming from an incident in Florida back in February. The alleged DUI resulted in a car accident. Maye is also facing charges of damage to property and person as well as leaving the scene of the crash. He initially posted a $1,500 bond.

According to the report from Cimini, the Jets were not aware of the incident in question once it happened. They did release a statement on Monday without saying anything of substance.

“We’re not going to comment on a pending legal matter,” a Jets spokesman said.

As for the incident in question, Maye is also facing a civil suit.

“Maye, traveling by himself in a 2018 Mercedes, allegedly crashed into the left rear of a Volvo while driving north on the Florida Turnpike at 7:33 p.m. There were no injuries, the traffic citation says, but the driver of the Volvo — Jamila Abraham of Belle Glade, Florida — filed a civil suit and is seeking in excess of $30,000, per court filings,” Cimini reported.

Marcus Maye and the New York Jets’ drama

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Sep 12, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; New York Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins (98) reacts with free safety Marcus Maye (20) after recovering a fumble near the goal line in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Outside of potential discipline being levied in Maye’s direction by the NFL, there’s another backdrop to this story. The safety is currently playing under the $10.6 million franchise tag he signed during the offseason after he was unable to come to terms with the Jets on a long-term extension.

Immediately after the 28-year-old Maye suffered the aforementioned ankle injury, his agent had a rather interesting take on the veteran’s future in Jersey.

“Should be back fully healthy just before the trade deadline,” Maye’s agent, Erik Burkhardt, tweeted out last month.

A second-round pick of the Jets back in 2017 out of Florida, Maye has turned into a pretty darn good safety. He was voted team MVP last season after registering 88 tackles, 11 passes defended, two interceptions and two forced fumbles.