WKBW is reporting that Buffalo Bills defensive tackle, Marcell Dareus, has been accepted into a pre-trial intervention program, in attempts to reduce his felony drug charges in Alabama.
Dareus’ attorney Rod Giddens confirmed to Eyewitness Sports Director Jeff Russo that the program includes court ordered counseling and should be concluded within 30 days. Successful completion of the intervention program could lead to felony charges potentially being dismissed in Alabama.
Dareus was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia on May 5th, in Cleburne County, Alabama. While successfully completing the program could get him off the hook for the drug charges, he still faces misdemeanor charges in Hamburg, NY, stemming from a single car accident police alleged was caused by illegal street racing.
Marcell Dareus is a talented young player who’s allowing bad judgement to overshadow his on the field progress. Hopefully after such a summer of headaches he gets his act together. The Bills are counting on it.