KIHEI, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - National Football League free agent linebacker Kaluka Maiava will spend 15 days in jail for assaulting a man at a Kihei bar in 2013.
According to the Maui News, the 28-year-old and his brother Ilima Maiava, 31, were charged with assaulting two men and damaging property at Life's A Beach in Kihei Kalama Village in March 2013.
Deputy prosecutor Byron Fujieda said the two victims were "sitting at a table, minding their own business," when they were approached by Maiava and "his crew." Witnesses at the scene said Maiava head-butted one of the victims and began punching him. But Maiava's letter to the court said the victims apparently wanted to pick a fight with him and his brother, a mixed martial artist.
In court Thursday, Maiava pleaded no contest to third-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal property damage. He was ordered to pay $2,250 for the two charges as well as restitution that will be determined at a hearing in April, the Maui News reported.
A five-day jail term for Ilima Maiava was suspended on the condition that he comply with requirements of one year's probation. He was ordered to pay a $250 fine.
Kaluka Maiava, a Baldwin High School graduate, had signed a three-year, $6 million with the Oakland Raiders four days before the incident. He played for the University of Southern California before he was drafted by the Cleveland Browns. He spent four years with the Browns and two years with the Oakland Raiders.