Report: Bills DT Marcell Dareus arrested in Alabama

Marcell Dareus is facing two charges after an arrest in Alabama. (USATSI)
Marcell Dareus is facing two charges after an arrest in Alabama. (USATSI)

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Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus was arrested on Monday in Alabama, according to CBS-42 in Birmingham. The third overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Dareus was arrested in Cleburne County around 10 p.m. and later released after posting a $3,000 bail. According to, police found synthetic cannabis on Dareus after pulling him over for speeding. 

The arrest comes less than two weeks after the Bills exercised the $8.06 million, fifth-year option for their 24-year-old defensive tackle. 

Dareus made the Pro Bowl last season for the first time in his three-year career after totaling 7.5 sacks. The former University of Alabama standout was the defensive MVP of the 2010 BCS Championship game when the Crimson Tide beat Texas 37-21.

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