Bills’ Marcell Dareus Arrested On Drag Racing Charges After Crash


marcell dareusORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills’ defensive lineman Marcell Dareus faces drag racing, reckless endangerment and other charges after police say the 24-year-old crashed his Jaguar into a tree.

Police in the Buffalo suburb of Hamburg say Dareus was arraigned Monday and released without bail pending a June 17 return date. The name of his lawyer wasn’t initially available.

Dareus wasn’t present Tuesday for the start of Bills’ practice, after which coach Doug Marrone is expected to address the arrest.

Police say they were responding to a complaint of two cars racing Friday afternoon when they learned one of the cars, driven by Dareus, had run off the road and hit a tree.

Last month, Dareus was charged in his home state of Alabama with possession of synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He called it a youthful mistake.

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