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Report: Lorenzo Mauldin Charged With Misdemeanor Assault

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TMZ reports Jets linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin has been charged with misdemeanor assault in New York over an alleged incident in a nightclub.

Mauldin -- a 3rd round pick in the '15 Draft -- is accused of punching a man in the face at the Highline Ballroom during an altercation on April 2 after the other man allegedly spilled champagne on him.

If convicted, he faces up to a year in jail. Mauldin is due back in court in August.

In addition to the criminal case, Mauldin has also been sued in civil court by the alleged victim -- who says he suffered several broken bones in his face from the beating.

This allegation surfaced a few weeks ago as reports of a civil case against Mauldin emerged.

Obviously we do not have much in the way of details at this point. We will provide further information if and when when we receive it.