Marcell Dareus is scheduled to stand trial for reckless endangerment and other charges
Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus will to stand trial for reckless endangerment and other charges a year after he crashed his car into a tree during an alleged race with a teammate.
Dareus, 25, arrived at Hamburg Town Court on Tuesday for a scheduled hearing but, after sitting in the front row for a few minutes, left with his attorney before the judge took the bench.
Dareus will plead not-guilty to the misdemeanor charge of reckless driving.
Dareus, the Bills’ first-round draft pick in 2011, was charged with reckless endangerment, reckless driving, participating in an illegal speed contest, leaving the scene of a property-damage accident, failure to keep right, speeding and making an unsafe lane change after crashing his 2012 Jaguar into a tree near a busy intersection during an alleged race with teammate Jerry Hughes not far from Ralph Wilson Stadium on May 30.
Hughes was not charged.