Court date pushed back for Bills' Dareus, per report
A second run-in with the law has landed Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus in some hot water, but he won't have to face the charges for at least a couple of more weeks. According to The Associated Press, the court hearing for his most recent charges in Hamburg, NY has been postponed until Tuesday, July 1.
His original court date was scheduled for Tuesday, June 17, which is also the start of the Bills' first mandatory practices of 2014. Dareus is facing a charge of reckless endangerment after allegedly racing his car last month. The incident escalated into an accident, ending with Dareus crashing his vehicle into a tree.
Following his second offseason transgression Dareus did not participate in the final six sessions of Organized Team Activities. Both he and head coach Doug Marrone came to an agreement, according to the coach, for him to stay away until the mandatory minicamp started.
The defensive tackle also faces other traffic violations for his role in the alleged drag racing. The most recent charges are stacked on top of his earlier arrest this offseason for felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, after being stopped for speeding in Alabama.
The minicamp lasts three days, extending from Tuesday through Thursday, June 19. The set of practices are the last three sessions the Bills have before they break for a month ahead of the start of training camp at St. John Fisher College.
**Photo courtesy of the AP