New York Jets LB Lorenzo Mauldin Accused Of Assault
Aug 11, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets outside linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin (55) during the second half of the preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium. The Jets won, 17-23. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

These New York Jets players simply cannot stay out of trouble. Next up is second-year linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin. 

Man oh man it, keeps getting worse for the New York Jets. They continue to stay in the headlines for the wrong reasons. The latest blunder comes in the form of linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin accused of assault.

Mauldin is being accused by Jean Lopez for punching him in the face several times. The incident was supposedly started after Lopez spilled champagne on Mauldin in the Highline Ballroom at Chelsea nightclub back in April.

Mauldin allegedly punched Lopez once in the eye and once in the jaw.

According to the New York Post, Lopez’s lawyer stated he suffered “multiple maxillofacial fractures” and needed “numerous plates installed to repair the damage”.

The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. ET on Apr. 2. No charges were filed due to the fact that Lopez couldn’t identify the attacker.

According to Lopez’s lawyer, the incident is under investigation by the New York Police Department and the Manhattan District Attorney Office.

This the third incident involving a Jets player this offseason. Robby Anderson was arrested due to resisting arrest.

Then there is the investigation by the NFL on Leonard Williams and Darron Lee for an incident that occurred on Randall’s last week.

If you ask me, it’s time that coach Todd Bowles runs a tighter ship with his players. Too many incidents are occurring and he needs to set an example once and for all.

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Originally from Long Island, Matt grew up as a die heart Yankees, Jets, Knicks, and Rangers fan. Matt moved to South Carolina when he was 13, but this did not stop him from watching his favorite teams. He graduated with a Bachelor degree in Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina Upstate. Other than a contributor for Elite Sports NY, Matt was a former writer for Skyscrapersports and currently is a writer and co-host for The Assist Podcast. He is also a sports reporter for Greer Today.