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Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus will enter rehab.

By SI Wire
August 20, 2016

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus will enter rehab, the team announced Saturday.

Dareus was issued a four-game suspension last week for his second violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy. The 26-year-old told reporters that the suspension was the result of a missed drug test.

“After careful consideration of recent events within my life, I have made the decision to enter a rehabilitation facility,” Dareus said. “I feel this is the best decision for me, my family and my teammates as I move forward with my career. I appreciate the support of my teammates and the Bills organization through this process.”

In a statement, general manager Doug Whaley said that Dareus has the support of the organization.

“Marcell is family and we are fully supporting him in this stage of his life,” Whaley said.

A two-time Pro Bowler and All-Pro in 2014, Dareus was suspended for the first game of the 2015 season after a substance abuse violation. 

 

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