Marcell Dareus to return to court on September 9

Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Absent a plea deal, Dareus will be back in Hamburg Town Court on Tuesday, September 9, to face charges stemming from a May 30 car race that resulted in property damage and Dareus' second arrest of the offseason.

Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Marcell Dareus will be in court once again on Tuesday, September 9, where he'll face charges stemming from an alleged May 30 street racing incident involving teammate Jerry Hughes. The date of his next appearance falls two days after the Bills' 2014 regular season opener, on the road against the Chicago Bears. Players are typically off on Tuesdays during the season.

Shawn Campbell, an intern at The Buffalo Newshas the story from Dareus' appearance in Hamburg Town Court on Tuesday morning, adding that Dareus and his attorney turned down a plea deal in the hopes of working out a resolution in a little over two months. Short of that, the case could end up as a non-jury trial.

Dareus is facing seven charges from the street race, in which a vehicle he drove crossed a median and struck a tree outside of a restaurant. Three of those charges are misdemeanors, including reckless endangerment, participation in an illegal speed contest, and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. Hughes was not charged for his role in the incident.

Last week, Dareus was reportedly accepted into a pre-trial intervention program in Alabama stemming from an early May arrest for felony drug possession.

SB Nation Featured Video

In This Article

Teams
Players
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Buffalo Rumblings

You must be a member of Buffalo Rumblings to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Buffalo Rumblings. You should read them.

Join Buffalo Rumblings

You must be a member of Buffalo Rumblings to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Buffalo Rumblings. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker