New Orleans Saints star security Marcus May was arrested Thursday morning.

Mei was arrested in connection with the assault with a firearm.

He was eventually sent to prison but released on a $30K bond.

Mai's lawyer, Eric Hesler, issued a statement before the report

came to light, claiming that his client was innocent.

"Marcus vehemently denies the allegation of a motor vehicle incident

and stands ready to defend himself when all facts emerge," 

the statement said. The Saints signed Mei to a 3-year deal this season

after spending the past five seasons with the New York Jets.