NY Giants Owner's Nephew Arrested in Fairfield: AP

Monday, Feb 25, 2013  |  Updated 10:09 AM EDT
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NY Giants Owner's Nephew Arrested in Fairfield: AP

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John Mara is accused of hitting someone over the head with a bottle during a college party in Fairfield.

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The 22-year-old nephew of New York Giants owner John Mara has been charged with felony assault in Fairfield for allegedly hitting a person in the head with a bottle during a New Year's Eve party, according to the Associated Press.

The nephew, also named John Mara, turned himself in to police in Fairfield on Friday and posted $150,000 bail, according to the Associated Press.

Fairfield police confirmed to NBC Connecticut that a John Marra was arrested, but could not confirm his relationship with the Giants’ executive.

Mara is a senior at Fairfield University, a Catholic college in Fairfield and the The New York Post reports that the alleged assault happened at a Fairfield University party at a luxury beach house.

The Fairfield Patch reports that the party was on Fairfield Beach Road.

Mara, of Mount Kisco, New York, is set to be arraigned in Bridgeport Superior Court on March 8 on charges of first-degree assault and breach of peace.

Police said the victim suffered life-threatening injuries that required immediate surgery. The victim's name hasn't been released.

The AP left a message seeking comment on Monday at phone listing for a John Mara in Mount Kisco.

Mara's lawyer, William Dow, told USA Today that Mara plans to plead not guilty.
 

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