The nephew of New York Giants owner John Mara was arrested charged with assault last week for an alleged incident that took place in December 2012.
According to CBS News New York, the 22-year-old nephew, also named John Mara, struck a person over the head with a bottle during a New Year’s Eve party in Fairfield, Connecticut. Police reports say the victim, who was not identified, suffered serious and life threatening injuries from the attack and had to be rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery following the assault.
“There were some side effects,” a source told The New York Post. “They had to operate.”
After a two-month criminal investigation, authorities arrested Mara on Friday. He was was charged with first-degree assault and breach of peace.
Mara, a senior at Fairfield University, was released on $150,000 bond and ordered to return to court March 8, said cops. Mara’s lawyer Willam Dow told lohud.com that Mara plans to plead not guilty to the charges.
Mara’s father, Frank, who works as vice president of community relations for the New York Giants, declined to comment when reached at home, as did a rep for the NFL team.
Image: Fairfield Police Department