The Buffalo Bills are not sure what discipline awaits their defensive tackle Marcell Dareus and nor will Dareus until at least next month, as the Associated Press is reporting that Dareus’ case, which was to be heard tomorrow, has been postponed until July 1st. Dareus is facing reckless endangerment charges for his participation in a street race against Buffalo teammate, Jerry Hughes.
Dareus was also cited for several traffic citations, including drag racing. Unfortunately, the drag race isn’t his only trouble.
He also faces charges of possession of synthetic marijuana in his home state of Alabama.
Dareus was drafted with the no. 3 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, and he has been a staple on a Bills team with an improving defense. At some point, he will likely face league discipline; first for the possession charges, and then likely again for his role in the drag race in which he did not suffer any significant injuries.
The Alabama product has started all but three games in his three-year Bills career. Until this off-season, he hasn’t been in trouble while in the NFL.
During his college days in Tuscaloosa, however, he was suspended by the NCAA for two games for accepting over $1,700 for a trip to Miami. He was required to pay back the money as well. Alabama did not incur any penalties after the NCAA investigation was completed.
The Bills will hold a three day camp this week and Dareus is expected to attend.