Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus was involved in a car accident stemming from an apparent drag race in Hamburg, NY and was taken into custody by police. Per ESPN
Dareus was charged with reckless endangerment in the second degree, a Class A misdemeanor, as well as reckless driving and participating in an illegal speed contest, both unclassified misdemeanors. He appeared Monday in Hamburg Town Court and was released on his own recognizance.
Dareus has reached a "mutual decision" with Bills coach Doug Marrone for him to not participate in the remainder of organized team activities, which run through June 12.
According to a statement released by Hamburg police, Dareus was driving a white 2012 Jaguar that was "possibly racing" with a black Camaro or Mustang around 3:16 p.m. Friday. An officer arriving on the scene found Dareus' car crashed into a tree in front of a restaurant.