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Bills' Marcell Dareus charged with drag racing, endangerment

Buffalo Bills' defensive lineman Marcell Dareus faces drag racing, reckless endangerment and other charges after police say the 24-year-old crashed his Jaguar into a tree.

Police say defensive lineman crashed his car into a tree

Marcell Dareus, shown in this 2013 file photo after committing a penalty against the New England Patriots, has been charged with drag racing and endangerment. ( Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Buffalo Bills' defensive lineman MarcellDareus faces drag racing, reckless endangerment and other charges after police say the 24-year-old crashed his Jaguar into a tree.

Police in the Buffalo suburb of Hamburg say Dareus was arraigned Monday and released without bail pending a June 17 return date. The name of his lawyer wasn't initially available.

Dareus wasn't present Tuesday for the start of Bills' practice, after which Coach Doug Marrone is expected to address the arrest.

Police say they were responding to a complaint of two cars racing Friday afternoon when they learned one of the cars, driven by Dareus, had run off the road and hit a tree.

Last month, Dareus was charged in his home state of Alabama with possession of synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He called it a youthful mistake.