Miami Dolphins waive former Cincinnati Bengal Rey Maualuga after arrest

Posted at 3:02 PM, Nov 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-19 02:32:33-05

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. --  The Miami Dolphins waived former Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga on Saturday after he was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge in Miami.

Police and court records show Maualuga was arrested after an early morning incident at a downtown Miami nightclub involving a dispute over a bar bill.

The team announced the move without comment on Maualuga's legal situation.

Maualuga was brought in as a free agent in August after rookie linebacker Raekwon McMillan was lost for the season with a knee injury. Maualuga needed several weeks to get in shape and recover from a hamstring injury, and was coming off an effort Monday night where he had a season-high seven tackles in a loss to Carolina.

Maualuga had 23 tackles for the Dolphins this season in six games, four of them being starts.

Maualuga was with the Bengals for eight seasons. The team drafted him in the second round in 2009 and released him last March.