Giants Owner's Nephew Arrested for Assault in Fairfield

The 22-year old nephew of John Mara turned himself into Fairfield police on Friday for allegedly hitting a man with a bottle at a New Year's Eve party, according to police.

The 22-year-old nephew of Giants owner John Mara turned himself into police on Friday on charges that he allegedly hit a man over the head with a bottle at a New Year's Eve party, according to release sent by the Fairfield Police Department.

The suspect, whose name is also John Mara of Hammond Ridge Road in Mount Kisco, NY, is charged with first-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace. He posted a $150,000 bond and is due to appear in court on March 8.

According to police, the incident occurred on Fairfield Beach Road near Fairfield University off-campus housing and the victim, whose name has not been released, received "serious life-threatening injuries that required immediate surgery."

Both Mara and the victim are Fairfield University students, police said Monday.

Mara's lawyer Willam Dow told lohud.com that Mara plans to plead not guilty to the charges. A spokesperson for the Giants said no comment would be released by the team.

Boggs February 25, 2013 at 08:18 PM
Fortunately he didn't have a firearm with him.
Stanley Simpleton February 25, 2013 at 09:23 PM
Chandra, If you ever wondered why the media gets such a bad reputation, it might have something to do with the constant and unnecessary sensationalism, as evidenced by your need to point out that this person is the nephew of someone famous. Nice work. Way to live up to your reputation. Full disclosure: I do not know the person arrested but I am a Giants fan.
Donald Borsch Jr. February 25, 2013 at 09:55 PM
Donald Borsch Jr. February 25, 2013 at 09:58 PM
Stanley, Isn't President Obama's Uncle here illegally in the USA? Now that would be some good reporting right there! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/9838625/Barack-Obamas-uncle-to-face-deportation-hearing.html
Joeseph Biff February 27, 2013 at 01:05 PM


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