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Dareus Gets Trial Date in Court Appearance

Hamburg, NY (AP/WBEN) - Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Marcell Dareus was in Hamburg Town Court Tuesday morning, one month after police say he crashed his car during a drag race.

Dareus was in town court in the Buffalo suburb of Hamburg on Tuesday when a judge set Sept. 9 for a non-jury trial.
He's charged with misdemeanor reckless endangerment after crashing his 2012 Jaguar into a tree on May 30 while racing a teammate. The 24-year-old also was ticketed for several traffic violations, including taking part in an illegal race. The reckless endangerment charge carries a maximum sentance of one year in prison.
The accident happened about a month after Dareus was arrested in his native Alabama and charged with possession of synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia. His lawyer has said there are plea discussions in that case.
Dareus has yet to publicly address the latest charges.

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