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Marcell Dareus reaches plea agreement with Hamburg Town Court

Dareus appears to be out of hot water, legally, from his two arrests last spring, but a suspension handed down by the NFL is still possible.

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Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus reached a plea agreement with Hamburg Town Court on Tuesday that brings an end to a year-long legal situation stemming from a drag race and a crashed Jaguar last May.

Per the terms of the agreement, Dareus will pay two traffic tickets and host a free football camp for Erie County youth this summer.

This plea agreement, coupled with a pre-trial intervention program that Dareus completed prior to training camp last summer for a separate incident involving felony drug charges, means that by and large, Dareus is out of hot water from a legal perspective after his tumultuous run last spring.

The question now becomes whether or not the NFL will levy any further punishment for Dareus. It is not out of the question, despite the legal resolutions; Dareus' Bills teammate, linebacker Nigel Bradham, was suspended for one game last year, nearly a year after his own marijuana incident had been handled in the court system.

Dareus, 25, is coming off of a season in which he made his second consecutive Pro Bowl and was named a first-team All-Pro selection by the Associated Press. He could be signing a record-breaking contract with the Bills in the (relatively) near future, as well.