Another Raiders Player Gets Arrested. What Else is New?

By Ernie Padaon

Jun 3, 2013; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders linebacker Maiava Kaluka (50) at organized team activities at the Raiders practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Another Oakland Raiders player was arrested today. Raiders linebacker Kaluka Maiava is charged with assaulting two men during a brawl at a bar in Maui. He did this just days before signing with the Raiders. It probably was the reason that put the Raiders over the edge in signing him.

This really doesn’t help the perception of the Raiders players being a bunch of criminals. I thought they were trying to change the atmosphere out there, but this really is not going to help.

Just the Radiers being the Raiders. Just like they always do.

Maiava could be disciplined by the league, but they might have their hands full with all kinds of other madness going on. Maiva is supposed to compete for a starting job at linebacker. This shouldn’t stop him from competing for that job during training camp and preseason. He just may have a later start to the season. Even though this is considered a minor thing in NFL circles.

A Denver Broncos exec arrested yesterday. An Oakland Raiders players today. Maybe Kansas City can bring us some news tomorrow.