Bless his heart, Rey Maualuga apologized to his fans today with a Tweet:
“Sorry for bringing humiliation n embarrassment to this Organization n to dis great city of Cincinnati.”
While Maualuga’s heart is in the right place with that, I wouldn’t classify the fallout to the citizens of the Queen City as “humiliation.”
Now if the Bengals linebacker ends up Chelsea’s court-ordered “show and tell” subject in a few weeks, then maybe.
The Cincinnati media is covering Rey Maualuga’s DUI like Lee Harvey Oswald just surfaced in the Ohio River. That’s unfortunate for the Cincinnati Bengals linebacker and his 18-year-old high school acquaintance Chelsea Fauver, who was identified by police as a passenger in the 2003 Pontiac Sunfire Maualuga was driving:
(Rey Maualuga and his 18-year-old acquaintance Chelsea Fauver)
Another girl, a minor, was also identified as an occupant.
I don’t think it’s unreasonable to surmise that Maualuga was driving a car owned by one of the two passengers, since neither was of drinking age.
Also unfortunate is that this wasn’t Maualuga’s first public altercation involving alcohol.