Jaguars defensive tackle Marcell Dareus was cited for possession of marijuana on Wednesday, reports Justin Barney of News4Jax.com (by way of Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk.com).
“The Jaguars are conscious of a citation involving DT Marcell Dareus,” the group mentioned (by way of David Smith). “The matter will be handled internally.”
According to the report, Dareus was pulled more than about two a.m. for speeding, at which time the officer smelled marijuana coming from the car. Two joints and a grinder have been discovered following a search, and none of the passengers would say who the marijuana belonged to. Dareus was eventually slapped with “a citation for misdemeanor marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia,” and he also receiver a warning for speeding.
Dareus will naturally be investigated by the NFL, and his previous run-in’s with the league will most likely operate against him. The 29-year-old was hit with a 1-game ban in 2015 immediately after violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. He was later handed a 4-game suspension in 2016 for the exact same offense.
The two-time Pro Bowler spent the 1st six-plus seasons of his profession with the Bills prior to becoming traded to Jacksonville in 2017. He began all 15 of his appearances final season, compiling 32 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 forced fumble. He has six tackles and .five sacks in 3 begins this year.
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