Bills' Marcell Dareus in trouble with the law again

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (Reuters)

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (Reuters)

Bill Lankhof, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:21 PM ET

Marcell Dareus is by all accounts an easy guy to like.

He comes with a wide, welcoming grin, flashed with the regularity of a lighthouse beacon. Friendly.

He has risen from the ashes of a down-and-out family to become a cornerstone on the Buffalo Bills’ defensive line, earning him a healthy $6.5 million under the salary cap this season.

Just 24, he is already Pro Bowl material. The future is bright. So are the prospects of money and fame.

Except for one thing — Dareus also comes with trouble.

Lots of trouble. Trouble with the law. Trouble with drugs. Troubles with a family that keeps dying on him in circumstances from the tragic to the nefarious.

He is a man-child. Too often, more child, than man, and now he will miss the remainder of the Bills’ Organized Team Activities as he attempts to sort out the three-ring circus that is his personal life.


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