Among the many legal issues that have come to light, the Jets stand in support of Marcus May.
The team’s injured safety and long-time player recently approached Robert Saleh for a meeting, the head coach said Wednesday, after it was revealed about May’s arrest for DUI in Florida, where he is facing charges related to a car accident.
“He recognizes that he made a mistake,” Saleh said in practice.
May may have made many mistakes. The accident happened in February, and although Salih declined to reveal when he learned of the legal matter, he said he and Maye met this week.
The zoom trial is scheduled for Oct. 20, according to court documents, which charged May with driving under the influence, damaging a DUI / property and leaving the scene of an accident in Fort Lauderdale. He posted a $ 1,500 bond.
“From my understanding, he doesn’t have much problems as a young man, and he faces this,” Saleh said, adding that he would only judge Maya for how he had behaved since the two met. Coach called Maya “the best teammate.”
There was another problem with Maye, as online court records indicate he was cited in Orlando in April for driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license six weeks after his DUI arrest. The first reported reference from the Bergen (NJ) record was dismissed in August.
The 28-year-old is having problems, he was expected to be a leader and a strongman in the young Jets defense, but he tore his ankle in the loss to the Broncos on September 26 and is expected to miss 3-4 weeks. He didn’t play in Sunday’s victory over the Titans.
His agent, Eric Burkhardt, suggested that he return to the trade deadline of May 2 following the injury, preferring to play for a team that has a good chance of winning safety.
The legal issues that emerged do not help the Maya Jets or their business value. May is considered solid if not elite safety, could be a free agent after the season and was only part of the losing teams after the Jets selected him in the second round of the 2017 draft.
“He threw the first stone without sin,” Saleh said of Maye, who is facing a civil lawsuit from a car driver who allegedly struck before the DUI arrest. “We all make mistakes and he recognizes the mistake he made.”