Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has a couple of pending legal matters at the moment and he took steps to deal with one of them on Tuesday.
Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports that Dareus has applied for a pre-trial intervention program as a way to take care of the felony charges he faces for drug possession in Alabama. Dareus was arrested after being stopped for speeding in May on charges of possession of a controlled substance, believed to be synthetic marijuana although results of toxicology tests are still pending, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Dareus’ attorney told Rodak that it could take six months before a decision is made about granting Dareus a place in the program. Participation in and completion of such programs typically result in charges being dismissed, although Dareus won’t be out of the woods on the misdemeanor charges he faces as a result of his arrest last month for allegedly taking part in a street race.
Dareus could also face league discipline as a result of his legal troubles this offseason.