Marcell Dareus will lose plenty of money and security due to his suspension

AP

Many are calling Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus selfish for the four-game suspension that will sideline him to start the 2016 season. From the perspective of the financial consequences arising from the suspension, the move was anything but selfish.

With a base salary of $7.9 million for 2016, Dareus will lose more than $1.85 million for the four weeks he’s on suspension. With $5 million of his $25 million signing bonus counting against the 2016 cap, he’ll also be required to pay back 4/17th of that amount. That’s another $1.17 million.

Likewise, with a $7 million option bonus earned this year, Dareus will be required to pay back $274,510, per a source with knowledge of the specific calculation.

The Bills are required to seek repayment, even if they don’t want to. (Given their obvious anger with Dareus, they apparently want to.) Under the labor deal, the Bills can automatically get repayment by keeping future money due to Dareus.

In all, the price tag for the Dareus suspension exceeds $3.3 million, making whatever substance he took the most expensive form of that substance in the world.

UPDATE 6:00 p.m. ET: A prior version of this post said that all future guarantees in the Dareus deal have voided. Per a source with knowledge of the contract, the specific language of the deal voids only the guarantees for the year in which a default occurs. All guarantees beyond 2016 remain in effect.

23 responses to “Marcell Dareus will lose plenty of money and security due to his suspension

  1. This isn’t “One Buffalo.” This is “One Person.” We have a 53 man roster made up of “Me” players. They don’t give a crap about their fans, the city, or the team. If they did, Dareus wouldn’t have smoked pot and put him in this position. Manny Lawson wouldn’t beat his wife. Same goes to Karlos Williams. I’m getting sick and tired of these players and the NFL. A bunch of individuals that make up a 53 man roster. You don’t see these bonehead suspensions in hockey. As a season ticket holder that’s currently deployed, I’m calling this season a wash and looking forward to the Sabres season…..such a disgrace.

  2. It’s a bad spot they’re in. If you want to change the culture of the team to be a steady winner, you tell him to hit the road. If you’re a big mouth coach already on thin ice you talk tough, don’t do anything, and at the end of the season hope that the wins are there. Does Rex care about the Bills, or does Rex care about Rex’s job?

  3. And TB12 will only lose $250,000 for four games since NE redid his contract this off season and extended it to 2019.

    Good post gadzod but look at your HC Rex Ryan there is your answer. He lets the inmates run the asylum.

  4. ampats says:
    Aug 16, 2016 5:12 PM

    And TB12 will only lose $250,000 for four games since NE redid his contract this off season and extended it to 2019.
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    Not sure what the Brady comparison does for this story. Brady is in a position financially that he doesn’t need that money and can take massive paycuts to help the team. I’m pretty sure Dareus doesn’t have a wife worth a 100 million and doesn’t get millions from endorsements.

  5. “You don’t see these bonehead suspensions in hockey.”

    But you do see two NHL players with the name Kane making the news in Buffalo for the wrong reasons. One was cleared, one is still pending, but both incidents happened in/around Buffalo.

  6. From the perspective of the financial consequences arising from the suspension, the move was anything but selfish.
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    Apparently, you don’t understand the meaning of the word “selfish.” He put himself above the team, regardless of whether or not he’s losing money.

  7. ampats says:
    Aug 16, 2016 5:12 PM
    And TB12 will only lose $250,000 for four games since NE redid his contract this off season and extended it to 2019.

    Good post gadzod but look at your HC Rex Ryan there is your answer. He lets the inmates run the asylum.

    Another fine example of how Pats fans try to make anything and everything about themselves and their team
    From reading the comments in the posts about the league wanting to interview two Packers and a Steeler about PED use you would have though the posts were about Brady and the Pats
    It’s unbelievable really

  8. pftfan says:
    Aug 16, 2016 5:35 PM
    Can you blame the guy? There is literally nothing to do in Western New York.

    You should find a dictionary or go to webster.com and look up the definition of the word literally

  9. Just because the result of the selfish action hurts does not mitigate or change that it was a selfish action.

    Now, adding the lost money to the equation, this makes the clown an idiot and also a selfish one hurting his team.

    He should be waived and the Bills should move on.

    Oh, wait, these are the Bills. Setting standards is not something has done in quite a while.

  10. I don’t get it.

    I love pot, but I never smoke or ingest pot because I might lose my job. Why the eff should NFLers be held to a different standard?

    And I’m a Cowboys fan. I was really hoping Randy Gregory would get us 12 sacks this year.

  11. pftfan says:
    Aug 16, 2016 5:35 PM
    Can you blame the guy? There is literally nothing to do in Western New York.
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    Is that you Willis McGahee?

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