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Another week, another arrest for Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus.

Already facing felony charges for possession of synthetic marijuana in Alabama, the Buffalo News reports that the Pro Bowler was arrested last week in Hamburg, New York, on multiple misdemeanor counts.  The charges, per the report, come from an apparent car race.

Among other things, Dareus is accused of reckless endangerment and leaving the scene of an accident.

The incident allegedly occurred on Friday, two days after Dareus addressed the press about his prior arrest.

“They believe in me,” Dareus said at the time of his team. “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.”

Dareus also blamed the media, sort of, for twisting and distorting the prior arrest.

“The media put things out there the wrong way,” Darues 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.”

He’ll likely be getting more text messages and things now.

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  1. kylexitron says: Jun 2, 2014 6:20 PM

    And yet he will still get off easier than a guy who wants to smoke a plant leaf in the privacy of his own home.

  2. jetsfmleveryday says: Jun 2, 2014 6:21 PM

    “But it wasn’t my fault… I was triple-dog dared!! What’s a fella to do?”

  3. seahawkswilson says: Jun 2, 2014 6:21 PM

    Sounds like a Jim Harbaugh guy. Next stop Santa Clara!

  4. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 2, 2014 6:22 PM

    If we’re in Hamburg, this must be the Autobahn.

  5. southridge23 says: Jun 2, 2014 6:23 PM

    This kid is killing me and the Bills. If you allow this nonsense to go on, you send the message that this is ok to the locker room. If you get rid of him, you’re getting rid of a 24 yr old monster who isn’t even in the prime of his career. Marcell STOP dude!

  6. 700levelvet says: Jun 2, 2014 6:25 PM

    Pissing away millions seems to be the trend for NFL players these days… It’s unreal how absolutely stupid these guys can be..

  7. vikingspride says: Jun 2, 2014 6:26 PM

    “They believe in me,” Dareus said at the time of his team. “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.”………. “I’m just to stupid to avoid it”

  8. billybone says: Jun 2, 2014 6:26 PM

    Come on man, get your head right!

  9. mymanmccoy says: Jun 2, 2014 6:27 PM

    Stupid is as stupid does.

  10. stolendog23 says: Jun 2, 2014 6:27 PM

    Immense talent, complete idiot. Sadly he may be on his way out now.

  11. yanksbills says: Jun 2, 2014 6:28 PM

    Reminds me of Marshawn Lynch. Lots of trouble off the field, underperforming on the field, only to become a superstar after being traded.

  12. thestrategyexpert says: Jun 2, 2014 6:28 PM

    That could be about $25,000 for poster-board text message timeline presentations for a future HLN TV breakdown. Then you gotta pay somebody to read them to the camera too. Way to the stir the economy Marcell.

  13. 1bigtex says: Jun 2, 2014 6:28 PM

    There were some red flags before the draft about Dareus and some “character issues”. Sooner or later, the best course of action is to make smart decisions. “Sooner” doesn’t appear to be in the cards for Marcell.

  14. kev86 says: Jun 2, 2014 6:29 PM

    Big fella needs to hibernate for a while ( and not at Will Hills place).

  15. kingpel says: Jun 2, 2014 6:30 PM

    This guy is a dummy. This sounds like something a teenager would say after getting in trouble. Time to grow up, Dareus!

  16. alshonbrandontandem says: Jun 2, 2014 6:30 PM

    That 2 game suspension just doubled

  17. slugbaitspace says: Jun 2, 2014 6:31 PM

    If he doesn’t want the media to twist and distort, he should just use Twitter. Oh, wait…

  18. fordmandalay says: Jun 2, 2014 6:31 PM

    “I’m not a trouble guy” is code for “I’m a nothing BUT trouble guy”

  19. rxv5854 says: Jun 2, 2014 6:32 PM

    As a Bills fan I really don’t care about this stuff. Just stop the damn run. 15 years is too long.

  20. juvat308 says: Jun 2, 2014 6:32 PM

    Gee Dareus, remember when you said you were going to make the Broncos regret not drafting you? How has that worked out for ya?

  21. bobbyyyd says: Jun 2, 2014 6:34 PM

    Hey Kyle that plant leaf is still illegal in half of America. Players in the league that have tested positive for drugs in the past, but continue to blaze up are dumb. Thus they should be suspended, even if it’s harmless in some peoples eyes. Don’t smoke weed when you know you’re going to get tested.

  22. radioactivechimp says: Jun 2, 2014 6:36 PM

    As a Bills fan, I’ve lost all patience with this idiot. No way he’s getting a second contract.

  23. rationalitybias says: Jun 2, 2014 6:39 PM

    Kyle, you don’t smoke the leaves.

  24. lenbias34pt says: Jun 2, 2014 6:41 PM

    OK so the guy is a child.

    Not the smartest child at that…….BUT these are nonviolent ‘crimes’.

    The guy simply has to stop doing stupid things in public….better friends might be a start Marcell.

    Admit your failures and Evolve my friend.

  25. ariani1985 says: Jun 2, 2014 6:42 PM

    Future packer or seahwawk

  26. 1rockyracoon says: Jun 2, 2014 6:42 PM

    I’m guessing he was 99.9% athlete and 0.1% student during his time at college. According to him, the reporters were saying some wrong things about him, but he wasn’t going to say what was inaccurate because he didn’t pay much attention to it. However, he received “text messages and things.” What things? Was he receiving telegraphs and smoke signals?

  27. hrmlss says: Jun 2, 2014 6:44 PM

    Move him to London.

  28. cruelintentions662 says: Jun 2, 2014 6:47 PM

    “They believe in me,” Dareus said at the time of his team. “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.”

    Well I hate to see you go look for trouble Marcell Dareus..

  29. NoWearMan says: Jun 2, 2014 6:47 PM

    hey kyle….what part of ‘against the cba’ are you having trouble understanding…SPECIFICALLY?

    yeah, the slave players were forced by their plantation owners to agree to the….wait for it…..COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT.

    enough with the ‘its stupid to bust a player for weed’ crap. they agreed to it, be a grown up and deal with it.

  30. postaldude2012 says: Jun 2, 2014 6:50 PM

    What a way to wreck a career! What a douch! Way to go dork!

  31. bblaamd72 says: Jun 2, 2014 6:52 PM

    Classic bills… Going to do something terrible 4 times in a row and then disappear forever.

  32. billsbackto81 says: Jun 2, 2014 6:52 PM

    Bills were smart not to give this guy a long term deal.
    What is up with these upper echelon athletes on the cusp of mega deals peeing it all away on stupidity!
    Gordon, Washington and now Dareus. He just doesn’t get it!

  33. postaldude2012 says: Jun 2, 2014 6:53 PM

    It’s not about team, it’s all about Dareus! Keep up the good work! You are sure turning into a nobody lately! Thanks Marcell!

  34. wwwfella says: Jun 2, 2014 6:55 PM

    what in the hell makes pro athletes so stupid?

  35. scrotiemcb says: Jun 2, 2014 6:55 PM

    This guy ought to see about joining the Baltimore Ravens.

  36. sbmcintosh36 says: Jun 2, 2014 6:56 PM

    Marcell in this situation how does “the media put things out there the wrong way” ?
    Arrested is arrested last time I checked

  37. bradygirl12 says: Jun 2, 2014 6:59 PM

    He should be cut…once is an accident. Everyone knows the rest.

  38. tigers182 says: Jun 2, 2014 7:01 PM

    “It’s not what you guys think, I didn’t see a speed limit sign.”

  39. shutmdownd says: Jun 2, 2014 7:02 PM

    Lol, i’m not positive but isn’t this going to be the last year of his rookie deal? could literally be costing himself millions of dollars…

  40. catfish252 says: Jun 2, 2014 7:05 PM

    Poor guy – everybody is out to get him, reminds me of a song we should sing for him “Hey Police leave the kid alone”

  41. flappy5 says: Jun 2, 2014 7:08 PM

    Don’t let the door….fill in the blanks

  42. hjb99992013 says: Jun 2, 2014 7:09 PM

    Be fair…he had the munchies and was racing to get to Kentucky Fried Chicken to order 2 large pails of synthetic chickens before they closed

  43. skoobyfl says: Jun 2, 2014 7:09 PM

    Just having fun….& got arrested again, does he realize that the laws apply to people having “Fun” ?

  44. nfloracle says: Jun 2, 2014 7:12 PM

    Car race? He can get behind the wheel of a sports car for a race? With that stomach?

    Seriously, though, what a waste. I hate seeing these guys sabotage themselves this way.

  45. joetoronto says: Jun 2, 2014 7:13 PM

    This guy is the ultimate loser.

  46. graphis56 says: Jun 2, 2014 7:13 PM

    Friends don’t let friends live in Buffalo.

  47. wanger1 says: Jun 2, 2014 7:14 PM

    So so dumb

  48. chinahand11 says: Jun 2, 2014 7:14 PM

    So eloquent.

  49. wizwix says: Jun 2, 2014 7:17 PM

    Aargh!!!! Dareus – you are killing this fanbase! You are the opposite of everything we want you to be right now. What gives?! You have the whole world handed to you on a silver platter… At least, you DID… Grow up!!!!

  50. romo2witten says: Jun 2, 2014 7:23 PM

    He must be trying to compete with Aldon Smith in number of off-field incidents! Aldon is still in the lead. More work to be done.

  51. bucsorbust says: Jun 2, 2014 7:23 PM

    Usually they all wait til OTAs are over to go stupid. Very sad. If the NFL and NFLPA were serious about taking care of people and cleaning up the drugs, they’d have much more severe penalties for drug use (to actually be a deterrent) and more stringent drug testing. None of this advance notice stuff. Right now the NFL drug policy is a joke.

  52. metrocritical says: Jun 2, 2014 7:24 PM

    Interesting juxtaposition of stories here. While Bills legend Jim Kelly put every ounce of his being into pursuing excellence and is now fighting for his life, this guy cluelessly gets closer to pissing away opportunities in pursuit of what?

  53. bucsorbust says: Jun 2, 2014 7:24 PM

    The NFL drug policy is a complete joke for testing and penalties, but half the league is worried about being PC for the name of a football team that’s been around for 70 years. Get you priorities in order!

  54. bucsorbust says: Jun 2, 2014 7:27 PM

    Add to the ridiculous policy the fact that players can endanger other people and act like hooligans in sponsoring cities and get a slap on the wrist. UNSAT!

  55. heyguru1969 says: Jun 2, 2014 7:27 PM

    For someone not looking for trouble, you sure are a magnet for it, Dareus. Maybe you should take a tip from Florio and become a pro bowler, since when Goodell gets through with you, you’ll probably never be a Pro Bowler again.

  56. bengalsbilly says: Jun 2, 2014 7:28 PM

    The time of year when you hope your team isn’t mentioned due to player injury or player stupidity. Idle hands…

  57. immafubared says: Jun 2, 2014 7:29 PM

    IMHO were hearing from a liar and a cheat and its caught up with him. Funny how facts tend to paint wild pictures.
    Hey if he knew someone reported phoney evidence he would be naming names and threatening people.
    Ya like he didn’t leave the scene of an accident. Jerk, you were either there when the cops arrived or you weren’t.

  58. wny49er says: Jun 2, 2014 7:33 PM

    Wish he would show that kind of recklessness on the field.

  59. nomoreseasontix says: Jun 2, 2014 7:34 PM

    “They misrepresented and stuff like that…”

  60. picksixx says: Jun 2, 2014 7:36 PM

    All he needs to do now is order a cup of water at McDonalds, fill it up with Pepsi…and he will complete the hat trick.

  61. buff80 says: Jun 2, 2014 7:38 PM

    What a loser. Tons of talent but doesn’t seem to care if he throws it all away.

  62. Goodell's Green Glasses says: Jun 2, 2014 7:39 PM

    Are you serious?!

  63. illlionsfan says: Jun 2, 2014 7:43 PM

    Must be the Jim Schwartz affect his dt will get in trouble where ever he coaches

  64. upperdecker19 says: Jun 2, 2014 7:44 PM

    Minor leaguer in my book

    Titus Young

  65. justintuckrule says: Jun 2, 2014 7:50 PM

    If he gets suspended for a driving infraction before Irsay, you’ll know conclusively that Goodell is a lying hypocrite b

  66. shayeezy says: Jun 2, 2014 7:54 PM

    so that’s why talented high-character guys are so coveted in the NFL.

  67. corkspop says: Jun 2, 2014 7:55 PM

    “Text messages and things” …. LOL

  68. scw1993 says: Jun 2, 2014 7:59 PM

    Stay classy, Buffalo.

  69. bleedrangerblue says: Jun 2, 2014 7:59 PM

    Bills should cut that Bum!!

  70. bostonbadass says: Jun 2, 2014 8:21 PM

    what a moron …
    maybe him and spikes were just running late for practice & were trying to see who would get there first…LOL

  71. billsysabres says: Jun 2, 2014 8:31 PM

    2nd time this year it’s getting hard on this guy

  72. emaney477 says: Jun 2, 2014 8:33 PM

    This guys a clown!

  73. slick50ks says: Jun 2, 2014 8:47 PM

    The Pats may never lose their division again.

  74. sumkat says: Jun 2, 2014 8:51 PM

    “They know I’m not the kind of person looking for any trouble. I just have a need….a need for speed!”

  75. cptbuff says: Jun 2, 2014 8:52 PM

    Idiot. Our defense and team are finally putting some positive momentum together and one of our best players is caught racing through the suburbs. Its dumb that he even did this but dude, drive 15 minutes out and do that on a country road or something if you have to where there’s no suburban cops.

  76. skoobyfl says: Jun 2, 2014 9:03 PM

    not a big deal … it was synthetic street racing, not the real thing

  77. dentak says: Jun 2, 2014 9:09 PM

    Appears to be utterly clueless.

  78. wwwmattcom says: Jun 2, 2014 9:15 PM


  79. tremoluxman says: Jun 2, 2014 9:21 PM

    He was just trying to get away from the media who were going ‘put some more stuff’ out there on him.

  80. tonyc920 says: Jun 2, 2014 9:30 PM

    Smells like 3 or 4 games to me.

  81. kinggator says: Jun 2, 2014 9:37 PM

    Varsity Body – JV Helmet

  82. derek1800 says: Jun 2, 2014 9:39 PM

    Jim Schwartz picking up where he left off with the Lions. So glad this clown is out of Detroit where all his players did was get in trouble.

  83. jdtimkey says: Jun 2, 2014 9:48 PM

    Pay one of your buddies to take the wrap. We need you on the field big boy.

  84. afce22 says: Jun 2, 2014 10:03 PM

    I feel bad for the Bills, that organization has no luck.

  85. beerbudsnbevo says: Jun 2, 2014 10:05 PM

    Car race? Only car he fits in is a U-Haul…

  86. ddarlak says: Jun 2, 2014 10:07 PM

    yet another waste high draft pick, I miss the 90’s…

  87. richndc says: Jun 2, 2014 10:30 PM

    The media do bad things to me. I never get trouble, I am a not a bad guy. My textes friends tell me I aint no bad man, so I dont care about anything others that people say about me. I never kill nobody. ugh. #nottoobrightareyason

  88. billsboy88 says: Jun 2, 2014 11:26 PM

    “This is why we can’t have nice things!” – All Bills Fans

  89. claimersays says: Jun 2, 2014 11:29 PM

    Doesn’t the “Days without an arrest” meter need resetting?

  90. claimersays says: Jun 2, 2014 11:31 PM

    Or does Marcell have his own personal “Days without an arrest” meter?

  91. joboosmojo says: Jun 2, 2014 11:43 PM

    He should try the Will Hill “it was second hand racing” defense.

  92. tampabaybucsman says: Jun 2, 2014 11:55 PM

    “He’ll likely be getting more text messages and things now.”
    Classic Florio zinger – I love it.

  93. kruciald says: Jun 3, 2014 12:31 AM

    Gotta side with him here. Either way, the Bills will contend this year at 25-1 for the AFC!

  94. misteranderson41 says: Jun 3, 2014 12:46 AM

    He’s gone….Whaley will cut him

  95. Corey Jeppesen says: Jun 3, 2014 1:25 AM

    For us Bills fans that remember, this is exactly how Marshawn Lynch acted immediately before his departure. Getting in trouble with the law, bad mouthing media…It’s all too familiar. Marcell is my favorite Bill and I hope he cleans his act up.

  96. orivar says: Jun 3, 2014 3:26 AM

    For a public personality this isn’t a good luck but in reality this is all minor stuff. Potentially reckless but minor. Also War On Drugs is a complete joke.

  97. borisbulldog says: Jun 3, 2014 4:50 AM

    C’mon, it’s obvious whitey’s keeping the man down!

  98. robuff716 says: Jun 3, 2014 7:52 AM

    Dareus for Suh……done deal!

  99. exboomer says: Jun 3, 2014 7:57 AM

    Dareus seems to be on a self destructive bender. I bet he gets suspended 4-6 games this year.

  100. andreboy1 says: Jun 3, 2014 7:58 AM

    Stop acting like just because pot is a “plant leaf” that it doesn’t do damage. Studies have shown that increases mental instability, especially in young people who have mental health issues. It also destroys your lungs just like tobacco.

    Anthrax, radiation, and plenty of other things are “natural” too but aren’t good for you.

  101. jgedgar70 says: Jun 3, 2014 8:24 AM

    Classic quotes. I see the Communications department in Tuscaloosa continues to prep their athletes so well for communicating with people.


  102. bassplucker says: Jun 3, 2014 8:42 AM

    This idiot will be 400 lbs, broke and homeless before he turns 30. Book it.

  103. r8rsfan says: Jun 3, 2014 9:20 AM

    All this guy needs is a trade to Miami so he can strut around south beach and permanently ruin his career.

  104. billco6192013 says: Jun 3, 2014 9:28 AM

    This kid is done ,couldnt handle all the fame and now he is going to be that guy they talk about at rookie meetings as an

  105. billco6192013 says: Jun 3, 2014 9:31 AM


  106. sketchydave says: Jun 3, 2014 9:43 AM

    They dump Stevie Johnson who’s been a proven player every year but apparanently seemed to butt heads with te coaches, and this guy who’s had one very good season out of 3 is getting passes left and right.

    Love me some Marcell. Love me the Bills but spare me the bologna from the front office.

  107. stevietimmy says: Jun 3, 2014 9:48 AM

    And this is why as Bills fans, we are not so upset with giving up a first-round pick. Dareus, Maybin, McCargo, Losman, Flowers, Williams…

  108. simonator917 says: Jun 3, 2014 5:16 PM

    orivar says:
    Jun 3, 2014 3:26 AM
    For a public personality this isn’t a good luck but in reality this is all minor stuff. Potentially reckless but minor. Also War On Drugs is a complete joke.
    “Minor stuff?” Really? You do realize he could have killed someone with his car, right?

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