According to ESPN, Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga will check into the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., later this month for at least 30 days following his DUI conviction.

Maualuga, who may be better known for playing football at USC, plead guilty to drunken driving in Kentucky on February 2, 2010. Maualuga was arrested after police said he hit a parking meter and two parked cars.

Maualuga has had a troubled past with alcohol. As a freshman at USC in 2005, Maualuga was arrested for a misdemeanor battery in an alcohol-related incident. The charges were dismissed after he participated in a diversion program that included Alcoholics Anonymous.

If you or a loved one is charged with a DUI, it is critical that you talk to a criminal defense attorney. The consequences of a DUI are serious and may affect your employment or future employment. At Wallin & Klarich, our attorneys have over 30 years of experience defending drunken driving charges. Our attorneys will provide you with an aggressive defense and help you get the best possible result for your case. Call us at (877) 466-5245. We will be there when you call.

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