DATs DAVIS: Court Date For Saints Safety Marcus Maye Postponed Until November
New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Maye had a scheduled court hearing on Wednesday, August 24th. Nick Underhill from NewOrleans.Football reports that Maye’s next court date has been scheduled for November 16th. Maye faces potential discipline from the National Football League pending the results of the lawsuit. NFL policy dictates that a three-game suspension be handed down for a first offense DUI.
During his time as a member of the New York Jets, Maye was charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, and property damage for a traffic incident back in February of 2021 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Maye has reportedly entered a not guilty plea to all of the charges.
Maye signed a 3-year, $28.5 million contract with the New Orleans Saints after playing for the New York Jets on a franchise tag. The safety suffered a season-ending achilles injury in their loss to the Indianapolis Colts in 2021. Efforts to retain Maye for the Jets secondary were reportedly made, but New Orleans ultimately won Maye’s favor after the Saints lost safety Marcus Williams, who signed a lucrative deal with the Baltimore Ravens this past offseason.
Maye’s new court date comes after the Saints play the Pittsburgh Steelers. Should Maye’s legal case result in a 3-game suspension, New Orleans will have to play the Rams, 49ers, and Buccaneers in their subsequent three game stretch. A difficult stretch as Maye is projected to be the starting safety alongside veteran player Tyrann Mathieu, who is projected to replace retired safety Malcolm Jenkins as leader of the Saints secondary.