Marcell Dareus Issues Statement; Focused On Earning Trust
Over the weekend, Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus failed the conditioning test upon reporting to camp. This, coming after a summer of multiple run-ins with the law that included charges of drug possession and drag racing.
Monday, Dareus was excused from camp by head coach Doug Marrone so that he could go to Alabama and attend a court hearing in regards to his drug possession arrest.
Wednesday morning, Dareus sent out this statement through the Bills organization:
"After dealing with a personal matter in Alabama, I am excited to return to training camp to rejoin my teammates in our preparations for the 2014 season. Right now, my focus is on earning the trust of my teammates, coaches and the fans while continuing to improve as a football player. I have a passion for this game and I want to be here to help this organization achieve its goals. There are things I need to work on professionally and personally to make sure I can be accountable to myself, my family, this team and this community. My focus will remain on achieving that goal one day at a time. I want to thank the Bills organization, Coach Marrone and the coaching staff, my teammates and our fans for their continued support."
Dareus was named a Pro Bowl member in 2013 and had 7.5 sacks on the season.