Report: Dareus faces 3 charges in alleged drag racing incident
The offseason has gotten a bit more hectic for Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus. According to The Buffalo News, Dareus is facing more charges after a drag racing incident in Hamburg, NY.
The Pro Bowl defender has been charged with three misdemeanors and four vehicle and traffic violations after an incident last week. The charges he's accused with are reckless endangerment, reckless driving and participating in an illegal speed contest, according to the report.
The vehicle and traffic violations that Dareus is facing are leaving the scene of a property damage accident, failure to keep right, speeding and moving from lane unsafely, once again according to The Buffalo News.
These three charges come not even a month after he was issued two felony charges in Alabama for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. In that instance, he was initially pulled over for speeding.
After the first day of Organized Team Activities, Dareus spoke with the media and said that the incident was not "what you guys think." He even said he's learned from the incident, and understood that the Bills have been preaching maturity to him after his first run-in with the law.
""It’s behind me, it’s behind me. I mean, I’m not a trouble guy, I don’t cause any problems nowhere. I’m not a loud guy, I don’t do anything, just have fun and be myself. If things happen, things happen," he said. "I feel like I’m on the straight and narrow. Things happen; young, dumb. You’ve got to correct it and just work through it."
The Bills have yet to comment on the most recent accusations of their star defensive tackle.
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