The troubling offseason continues for Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus who was arrested for the second time in less than a month after being charged with a myriad of offenses stemming from a car race on Friday.
According to the Buffalo News the Pro Bowler was arrested last week in Hamburg, New York, on three misdemeanor and four vehicle and traffic charges stemming from an apparent car race.
Dareus who is already facing felony charges for possession of synthetic marijuana from his arrest in early May is accused of reckless endangerment and leaving the scene of an accident.
The latest legal trouble Dareus has gotten into came two days prior to his addressing the media where he admitted to trying to put the past behind him in regard to his first arrest, but Dareus did not comment about his latest legal misstep at the time only saying the team believed in him and took a shot at the media’s coverage of his previous arrest.
“They believe in me,” Dareus said via Pro Football Talk. “They know that I’m not a trouble guy. They know I’m not the type of person that’s trying to look for any trouble.”
Street racing and leaving the scene of an accident would seem to contradict that statement, wouldn’t it?
Knowing full well what he had done, these comments seem rather hypocritical and will be hard for Buffalo to trust the talented, but troubled pro bowl defensive tackle out of Alabama.
“The media put things out there the wrong way,” Dareus said. “You [reporters] put things out there. I’m not really going to say [what is inaccurate]. I didn’t really pay that much attention to it. I got a lot of text messages and things.”
If he thought he was getting a lot of text messages before, he’s about to see his phone blow up even more now after a second offseason arrest.