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New Orleans Saints safety Marcus May was arrested Monday after he pointed a gun at a car with “several young women” inside, and was charged with assault with a gun.
May, 29, was identified as the driver of the black SUV involved in the incident, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Jefferson Parish is the county in which New Orleans is located.
“May was arrested this morning on an arrest warrant for assault with a firearm,” police said in a news release.
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“May has been identified as the driver of a black SUV involved in an incident in which he was accused of pointing a firearm at another vehicle occupied by several young women.”
Maye was booked and released on a bond of $30,000.
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May’s attorney, Eric Hessler, told NFL Network, “Marcus vehemently denies the car accident allegations and looks forward to defending himself when all the facts are clear.
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This is Maye’s second arrest in less than two years. He was arrested last February on charges of DUI, DUI, vandalism and eviction from the accident scene after a car crash in Florida.
May just signed a three-year, $22.5 million contract with the Saints after five seasons with the New York Jets. Alongside Tiran Mathieu, who joined New Orleans from free agency, he is expected to be a safe starter.
May’s Week 1 status against the Atlanta Falcons is currently in question, but an NFL suspension usually goes further after the facts about the incident come out.
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In 60 career games, May has 312 tackles, six interceptions, 24 passes defended and 3.5 sacks.