John Mara arrested was the not the headline New York Giants owner John Mara was planning on reading this week, especially since he was not the one arrested. His nephew, also named John Mara has been arrested and charged with felony assault in Connecticut, according to a Feb. 25 CBS News report.
The younger, 22-year-old John Mara was accused of hitting a man on the head with a bottle during a New Year's Eve soiree. The unidentified victim reportedly suffered life-threatening injuries that required immediate surgery, according to police reports.
Mara surrendered to police in Connecticut on Friday and his lawyer, William Dow, said Monday that Mara will plead not guilty. He declined to comment on details of the allegations, but told the Associated Press, “We're confident a jury will find him not guilty.”
Maya, a senior at Fairfield University, may also face sanctions by the school, university spokeswoman Martha Milcarek said. “In a situation like this, not only is a student subject to any civil action but there would be an investigation from the standpoint of the school and, pending the outcome, the student would be subject to the disciplinary code of the university,” she said.
According to lohud.com, students at the university were shocked over the incident. One surprised student to the paper, “We don’t know all the details, but this obviously gives people a bad impression of a family you don’t necessarily expect something like this from.”
Maya posted $150,000 bail and was released on Friday, but he is scheduled for arraignment on first-degree assault and breach of the peace charges on Mar. 8 in Bridgeport Superior Court. His uncle John Mara and the Giants team had no comment on the matter.
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