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Marcell Dareus: a tale of family tragedy, suspensions, arrests, and character

On the field, Marcell Dareus is a productive, Pro Bowl talent that only just turned 24 years old. Off of it, he's a fun-loving character with a tragic past, and a growing list of suspensions and arrests.

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Dareus excused Monday for Alabama court date

Marcell Dareus is officially in a pre-trial intervention program in Alabama, which likely will lead to felony drug charges being dropped.

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Dareus failed camp conditioning test

Marcell Dareus is not taking part in the Bills' first training camp practice of the 2014 season because he is not yet in peak physical condition.

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Dareus accepted into pre-trial intervention

Dareus is expected to complete the program within 30 days, and upon doing so will very likely see his felony drug charges in Alabama reduced or dismissed.

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Report: Dareus applies for intervention program

If Dareus is admitted into, and then successfully completes, the pre-trial intervention program, the felony drug charges he faces will likely be dismissed.

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Marrone: "I believe in Marcell"

Following the second arrest for Marcell Dareus in the month of May, Bills head coach Doug Marrone reaffirmed his commitment to helping the troubled fourth-year player get headed in the right direction.

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Dareus arrested; facing three misdemeanor charges

This is the second time that Dareus has been arrested this offseason, and his latest charges include a Class A misdemeanor for reckless endangerment.

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Dareus speaks for first time after arrest

Dareus has already met with Bills officials about his series of off-field concerns, and said on Wednesday of his drug-related arrest: "It's not what you guys think it is."

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Dareus arrested on drug charges

The arrest is the latest, and most serious, off-field concern for the No. 3 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

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Second suspension for Dareus in two weeks

Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone benched Marcell Dareus for the first half of the Patriots game, the second time the former first-round pick has been punished in as many weeks.

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Dareus: "I didn't leave my house for months"

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus spoke with Canoe.ca's John Kryk about the life-altering events surrounding his 19-year-old brother's murder on September 9.

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Younger brother of Dareus murdered

A brother of Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has been killed. Simeon Gilmore was 19.

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Dareus: larger than life personality

Buffalo Bills fans are excited about the fact that Marcell Dareus, who is still only 22 years old, has emerged as a leader for his team.

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Alabama DT's tragic upbringing: character report

Alabama DT Marcell Dareus' backstory is one of tragedy and perseverance.

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