Marcell Dareus cited for marijuana possession

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Jaguars defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, who has twice been suspended for violations of the league’s substance abuse policy, was cited for possession of marijuana this week.

Dareus was pulled over around 2 a.m. Wednesday for speeding, and the officer smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle, according to a police report obtained by News 4 in Jacksonville. A search found two joints and a marijuana grinder.

There were three passengers in the vehicle, along with Dareus. None would say who the marijuana belonged to. Dareus was given a citation for misdemeanor marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was let off with a warning on the speeding charge.

“The Jaguars are aware of a citation involving DT Marcell Dareus. The matter will be handled internally.” the team said in a statement.

Dareus was suspended for the first game of the 2015 season for a violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy, and was then suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season for another violation. This incident will be investigated by the NFL and could result in another suspension.

Dareus missed Week One but has started the last three games for the Jaguars.

20 responses to “Marcell Dareus cited for marijuana possession

  1. I don’t drink, smoke, do drugs etc, I also don’t care if others do. When I think of the opioids or torridol these players get I have to laugh at how absurd these drug laws are.
    If someone is impaired driving, yes nail em. Getting a citation for 2 joints is like writing them up for a partial 6 pack of Coors light in the trunk. Why are we wasting time on this?

  2. I’ll never understand not being able to lay off the weed for a few years so you can make millions. Once your football career is over, blaze up all you want.

  3. If none of the people in the car would take ownership of the weed, then Dareus has the wrong kind of ‘friends’.

  4. I’m always amazed when someone engages in an illegal activity, harmless though it may be, then engages in a second illegal activity drawing attention to the first. When you are transporting drugs, you probably want to refrain from speeding.

    Stupid is as stupid does.

  5. Good! Time for these guys to learn. You have a unique opportunity to set up your family for the rest of their lives and you can’t stay off the weed. Surround yourself with better people who are looking after your interests instead of the good time Charlies. There has to be one moron in the car that can say you’re putting millions of dollars at risk for a joint. You got real good friends there brother.

  6. I’m all for national legalization but the same rules for alcohol apply here. Get ossified while driving if you must and pay the price when it goes wrong.

  7. THC compromises and impairs a person’s reaction time and ability to see and comprehend everything around them.It is a DUI offense if convicted.Sobriety tests are given in the field and also the lab.Let’s not kid ourselves, you can be too high to drive any vehicle safely which compromises the safety of all those involved.

  8. Rules are rules. 3 time loser, throw his dumb ass out of the NFL. Enough of the wrist slaps.

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