Marcell Dareus facing two sexual assault lawsuits

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On Wednesday night, there was word of a lawsuit filed against Jaguars defensive tackle Marcell Dareus alleging that he sexually assaulted a woman and exposed her to a sexually transmitted disease in April of this year.

That’s not the only lawsuit and allegation of sexual assault that Dareus is currently facing. The Tampa Bay Times reports has also been sued by a woman who says she met Dareus when he was in Tampa for the college football title game in January 2017.

Per the suit, they met at a club in Tampa and went to a party at a house rented by Dareus. Dareus is accused of grabbing her breast and attempting “to put his hands between her legs” against her wishes. The lawsuit goes on to claim that the woman, who had been drinking and “blacked out”, later woke up in bed with a naked Dareus and “”began to immediately realize that there had been sexual physical acts upon her person.”

There is no report of criminal charges being filed in the matter and a hearing on Dareus’ request to have the suit dismissed is set to be heard on August 9.

46 responses to “Marcell Dareus facing two sexual assault lawsuits

  1. On TV they can trace different strains of certain STDs, if that’s for real he could be in real trouble.

  2. It is hard to prove or disprove consent when there are time lapses like this. I hate to say it but since she didn’t call the police after and waited until now it has the air of a money grab. Notice this is not a criminal arrest, but rather a civil lawsuit normally seeking damages. I wonder why she didn’t call the cops……..

  3. Both cases involve drunk (or high?) women claiming they didn’t give consent, but blacked out, possibly a very disturbing pattern but hard to prove, & these guys are often surrounded by drinking/doping gold-digging party girls. And I smell a rat in the first case: she claims he didn’t tell her he had herpes, but why would he unless they were planning to have sex anyway? Maybe he used a condom.

    In the 2nd case, the girl says the party had a dozen strippers out of just 30-40 people at a 7-bed mansion, with various drugs on offer. Why didn’t she leave? Why partake at a drug & sex party?

  4. There seems to be a common denominator here. Can the Bills be mounting a challenge to the Patriots sleazy dominance?

  5. Just stop with the excuse making every time a player gets caught in bad behavior with women and YOUR team is involved. Most women dodn’t report date rape because of the BS involved with the police and fighting guys with money who lawyer up. It took 30 years to bring down Cosby and Weinstein. How would you feel if it was your daughter that was molested by a predator.

  6. redlikethepig says:
    July 12, 2018 at 8:10 am
    There seems to be a common denominator here. Can the Bills be mounting a challenge to the Patriots sleazy dominance?
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    Dareus doesnt play for the Bills. No team will ever be able to match the CHEATING superiority of the Pats…

  7. If he did it, I hope he gets banished by the NFL. Since these kinds of cases are difficult to prove, he probably settles the lawsuits and guilty or not his career continues.

    As for the “gold-digger” excuse, how come the decent vast majority of players never have a single one of these claims against them, yet guys like Winston and Dareus have multiple problems?

  8. Wait…hook up with a stranger in a bar, go home with him, drink until you are blind…and you are ‘shocked’ to find yourself in compromising sexual situation? Cash grab.

    If you don’t respect yourself, don’t expect others to.

  9. daphne49er says:
    July 12, 2018 at 9:04 am

    Wait…hook up with a stranger in a bar, go home with him, drink until you are blind…and you are ‘shocked’ to find yourself in compromising sexual situation? Cash grab.

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    Really? The law is pretty clear on this. No sex without consent. Attacking the victim of a sexual assault, no matter the circumstances. is about as low as it gets. It has nothing to do with self respect. It wouldn’t matter if a woman walked into a room naked, nobody has a right to sexual activity with her without her consent. PERIOD.

  10. “The lawsuit claims that Dareus had sex with the plaintiff “while she was unconscious and therefore without her consent,” and that in a later consensual encounter, Dareus allegedly failed to disclose that he has herpes.”

    Sorry, this a cash grab. Hope she doesnt get a dime.

  11. He should settle with her and make it clear in the terms that he defrauded his intentions with her, then skate discipline like Eli Manning

  12. I would be frightened too if I woke up next to a 340lb naked Marcell Dareus, consensual or not…
    The fact that there was no criminal investigation after all this time does raise a red flag, but also the fact that 2 unrelated women have a similar story. Stay Tuned on this one. Dareus seems to be a disturbed young man, he has some dark things going on, and seemed like an outlier anti social type when he was here in Buffalo. Of course 2 of his recent mentors were Lesean Mccoy and Richie Incognito.

  13. Wait…hook up with a stranger in a bar, go home with him, drink until you are blind…and you are ‘shocked’ to find yourself in compromising sexual situation? Cash grab.

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    Really? The law is pretty clear on this. No sex without consent. Attacking the victim of a sexual assault, no matter the circumstances. is about as low as it gets. It has nothing to do with self respect. It wouldn’t matter if a woman walked into a room naked, nobody has a right to sexual activity with her without her consent. PERIOD.
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    I’m with you that a woman should never be touched if she voices this. The issue here is that she cannot remember if she said not or not. Months later she has decided that she did not like it and so now she sues. The guy above is right. This is a cash grab. That said, I have no problem believing that this dirtbag most likely did something wrong. How many times do we have to hear these types of stories? It a perpetual stream of news on this topic. Either some dude is knocking a woman around or he’s trying to take something that is not his. So tired of it.

  14. ragnarthegreat says:
    July 12, 2018 at 7:40 am
    It is hard to prove or disprove consent when there are time lapses like this. I hate to say it but since she didn’t call the police after and waited until now it has the air of a money grab. Notice this is not a criminal arrest, but rather a civil lawsuit normally seeking damages. I wonder why she didn’t call the cops……..

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    Most women actually do not call the police. Many don’t even if they go to the hospital. The hospital does as mandatory reporters. Many who do report do not do so right away. It’s horrific for them and not something they can even talk about. However, if they wait and if they didn’t get a rape kit done, no pics of any marks, a conviction is nearly impossible. Still wanting to face him and have some sort of justice after they realize what has been done to them bc the shock is over and horror is more clear, they are able to then speak or file.

    I’m not saying ALL these almost daily accusations are true, but I am saying no one can say they just aren’t and she wants money. Those who do that are scum and destroy justice for those who deserve it. But to categorically dismiss women bc the players have money is wrong too.

  15. Goodell will do nothing. Jax wasin the AFC Title game and Goodell’s cheating on that Dion Lewis “fumble” almost worked.

    Dareus plays for Jax, so any AFC team is protected, not named the Pats.

  16. If you can’t remember if you gave consent then that’s not consent. Guys don’t face this bc a passed out guy isn’t going to be able to perform. A woman should be able to go to a party with drugs and alcohol and not fear being raped. The same as a guy can. We tell our daughters to not put themselves in that situation bc we HAVE to tell them that…when in reality we should NOT have to tell them that. We put this on women, when women are not in the wrong for doing the same thing as a man but then is raped for doing so. We talk about how a woman was dressed as if somehow that excuses the man from not being able to control himself and not act like a disgusting animal. Why do women have to control where they go and how they dress or what they drink just so it then MAYBE will control a man??? That’s just absurd logic.

  17. Any yet again we’re denied the “Days without an Arrest” ticker when it should be in the banner advertising space on this website. They really come out of the woodwork during the off season.

  18. billzbubb says:
    As for the “gold-digger” excuse, how come the decent vast majority of players never have a single one of these claims against them, yet guys like Winston and Dareus have multiple problems?
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    Low hanging fruit here…why do you think?

  19. I have no idea what happened, but will say two things. First, I have to think that those women making accusations for a pay day, in my opinion, are really just hurting those who have been raped and make it harder for them to come forward. Second, players just have to be smarter than putting themselves in these situations.

  20. I’m married and have 2 daughters and I’ve told them that no matter how embarrassing it might seem to go through, if anybody puts their hands on you to say something immediately.

    These players are privileged and arrogant and just buy their way out of trouble.

    If the NFL had any scruples they would make it a blanket punishment for most of these issues…. banishment. You’re out!

  21. redlikepig and uncle buck are so sad their teams get beat by patriots every year that they need to bring them up in even unrelated articles. SAD

  22. Now we can finally say the Jaguars have arrived. You can’t be a legit NFL team without a few disgusting criminals in your starting lineup. Awesome. Our time is now.

  23. The way I understand it, even if a man has had sex with a particular woman on different occasions, she still has the right to say no, and it must be respected!

  24. “The issue here is that she cannot remember if she said not or not. Months later she has decided that she did not like it and so now she sues. The guy above is right. This is a cash grab. ”

    This is the issue: if she wasn’t in good enough shape to remember whether she gave consent, then that’s NOT consent. Go have sex with someone who is awake enough to say yes or no clearly, not take advantage of someone too much under the influence. It’s bad behavior on both of their parts, but only of them is criminal.

  25. tylawspick6 says:
    July 12, 2018 at 10:36 am
    Goodell will do nothing. Jax wasin the AFC Title game and Goodell’s cheating on that Dion Lewis “fumble” almost worked.

    Dareus plays for Jax, so any AFC team is protected, not named the Pats.

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    The true victim of this story is tylaw.

  26. It’s time to start recording these women with your phone … this way you have a record of her saying yes so she can’t come back to collect the big pay day.

  27. To the person claiming the Jaguars must have seen this coming which is why they drafted a DT in the first round, that’s a pretty sad assumption that proves you don’t know anything about this team. If you actually did any research at all or followed the Jaguars roster, you would realize the fact that they have the most expensive defensive line in the NFL at about 60M next season. They also have a few key players whose rookie contracts are ending after this upcoming season, so they have a lot of money management needing to be done. With Calais Campbell, Marcell Dareus, and Malik Jackson being expensive veterans, as well as Dante Fowler and Yannick Ngakoue preparing for new contracts, it was a smart move for them to draft a DT that isn’t going to cost as much. Also, if you followed the draft at all you would know that the DT they picked wasn’t expected to drop to the end of the 1st, so it was a good value pick as well. As many have already stated, the accusation against Dareus seems more like a scam than anything else, so maybe pump the brakes on being a jerk just yet. I think regardless of if he is guilty of this situation, he won’t be on the Jaguars roster after this season anyway.

  28. I am not surprised about this allegation. Dareus was nothing but trouble in Buffalo and seems to be taking the same route with the Jags. If it is true, get rid of him.

  29. “Just stop with the excuse making every time a player gets caught in bad behavior with women and YOUR team is involved. Most women dodn’t report date rape because of the BS involved with the police and fighting guys with money who lawyer up. It took 30 years to bring down Cosby and Weinstein. How would you feel if it was your daughter that was molested by a predator.”

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    True, but isn’t this exactly what you’re doing for the other side here? What we really SHOULD do is not jump to conclusions either way. And since none of us know what happened, jumping to those conclusions hurts other people in the future in some way.

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