Bills' Hughes the second driver in Dareus incident
The Buffalo Bills have had to deal with two separate run-ins with the law from defensive tackle Marcell Dareus over the course of the past month. As it turns out, the most recent incident is bigger than just Dareus and involves yet another starter along the defensive line.
According to a source, the alleged drag racing incident that resulted in Dareus' most recent charges was with none other than teammate Jerry Hughes. Head coach Doug Marrone acknowledged that the second driver was indeed a member of the team.
"I do have knowledge of it, but I cannot disclose that information at this time because of the legal process."
Before the news of Hughes' involvement, which was originally reported by The Buffalo News, the defensive end spoke to a few reporters briefly on the incident. When asked if he had any involvement, this was Hughes' response:
"I can't elaborate too much on that."
In the statement provided by the Hamburg Police Department, it outlined the second vehicle as what could be described as a black Camaro. While not exactly evidence of his involvement in the Dareus incident, a video posted in January of 2014 showed Hughes' black Camaro being driven at high speeds.
The video is below:
Hughes is the team's projected starting right defensive end and is entering the final year of his contract. In his first season with the Bills after being acquired from Indianapolis in a trade, the former first-round turned his career around in 2013 and had a career-high 10 sacks.
His teammate, Dareus, is facing three separate misdemeanor charges and four traffic violations stemming from the incident. The defensive tackle was already issued two felony charges from an early May arrest in Alabama.