Jets linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin arrested on assault charge

NEW YORK (AP) New York Jets linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin has been arrested on a misdemeanor assault charge.

Police say a man reported that Mauldin struck him in the eye and jaw after he accidentally splashed champagne on him at the Highline Ballroom on April 2. Police say Mauldin turned himself in Wednesday.

The 24-year-old Mauldin said last week he was ''shocked'' by the allegations.

The Jets declined to comment. Messages left with Mauldin's agent and lawyers were not immediately returned.

The team selected the former Louisville player in the third round of the 2015 draft.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.