NFL linebacker Maiava, brother facing charges
National Football League linebacker Kaluka Maiava and his brother Ilima Maiava have been charged with assaulting two men and damaging property at a Kihei bar.
Complaints filed last month in Wailuku District Court allege that the assault and property damage occurred March 17 at Life’s a Beach in Kihei Kalama Village. Both Maiavas are charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, and fourth-degree criminal property damage, a petty misdemeanor.
The two are scheduled to appear in Wailuku District Court on July 25 to respond to the complaint, which was served July 2, according to the Maui County prosecutor’s office.
Kaluka Maiava’s agent, Kenny Zuckerman, said he had no comment Tuesday.
Kaluka Maiava, 27, of Wailuku signed a three-year, $6 million contract with the Oakland Raiders on March 13. Before that, he played four seasons for the Cleveland Browns.
The 2005 Baldwin High School graduate played in four Rose Bowls for the University of Southern California.
The 5-foot-11, 229-pound linebacker was a second-team All-Pacific-12 Conference selection in 2008, his senior season, and defensive MVP of the 2009 Rose Bowl before being drafted by the Browns in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL draft, 104th overall.
He is one of two Maui Interscholastic League athletes ever drafted by an NFL team.
Ilima Maiava, 30, of Waipahu, Oahu, has fought in local mixed martial arts events and is the oldest of three Maiava brothers.
Kaluka and Ilima Maiava are the grandsons of former professional wrestler Neff Maiava, and nephews of actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
* Staff Writer Robert Collias contributed to this report. Lila Fujimoto can be reached at email@example.com.