Why Marcus Maye charges of aggravated assault dismissed? Uncovering new details from Saints star’s case

Marcus Maye, a top defensive player for the New Orleans Saints, made headlines when he was arrested in September 2022 on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm. However, recent developments in the case have shed new light on the incident and ultimately led to the charges being dismissed. 

In this article, we delve deeper into the details of Maye’s case. We will uncover new information that sheds light on why the charges were ultimately dropped.

Marcus Maye was arrested in September on allegations of aggravated assault with a firearm. However, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney has since dropped the charges against him due to a lack of evidence.


During Maye’s arrest, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office released a statement linking him to the incident. He claimed that he had pointed a firearm at a vehicle occupied by several juvenile females. 

Nevertheless, Eric Hessler, Maye’s attorney, has denied these allegations. He maintained his client’s innocence, stating that Maye “vehemently denies” the accusation and is eagerly anticipating his chance to defend himself.

“Marcus vehemently denies the allegation from a motor vehicle incident and looks forward to defending himself when all the facts come out.”

The event in question transpired in the New Orleans area following Maye’s departure from the New Orleans Saints practice facility. Despite the pending case, Maye was not suspended by the league.

The career of Marcus Maye with the Saints

Marcus Maye

Maye’s career with the Saints began following his selection by the New York Jets in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft. During his rookie season, he started all 16 games, amassing 79 tackles and two interceptions with passes defended. 

Additionally, Maye achieved the longest interception return of the 2018 season, clocking in at 104 yards. It is the third longest in NFL history.

Following the conclusion of the 2021 season, Maye agreed to a three-year, $28.5 million contract with the Saints. During his tenure with the team last season, he participated in 10 games. He earned 60 tackles, two passes defended, and a forced fumble.

The case against Marcus Maye may have been dismissed. But the incident still raises important questions about the use of firearms and the justice system’s handling of such cases. With the help of new details uncovered in this article, we can better understand the events leading up to Maye’s arrests. And the factors that ultimately led to the charges being dropped. 

Maye’s case serves as a reminder of the importance of thorough investigation and the need for fairness and justice in all legal proceedings.

Maheen Zaib

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