Buffalo Bills star defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has entered a substance abuse program in hopes of getting his felony charges for his synthetic weed arrest dismissed.
Rod Giddens wrote in an email to The Associated Press that Dareus was allowed to enter the program during a hearing at Calhoun County Court in Alabama earlier in the day. Dareus attended the hearing while being excused from training camp in suburban Rochester, New York.
Buffalo’s WKBW-TV first reported the agreement.
Dareus, who is from Alabama and played for the Crimson Tide, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia after being stopped by a state trooper on May 5.
Dareus was excused from training camp to handle his legal matters. He was placed on the team’s non-football illness list to open training camp after failing a physical with the team. Dareus was expected back with the team on Monday evening, but his flight from Alabama was delayed.