The Bills are hurting right now — and most of the wounds are self-inflicted.
The Bills wasted no time issuing a statement confirming defensive tackle Marcell Dareus will serve a four-game suspension to start the 2016 season — using terms like “very disappointed” — to explain Dareus once again putting weed ahead of his teammates.
— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) August 16, 2016
Dareus took to Instagram to issue a statement of his own on his suspension in as many seasons.
With deepest regrets I want to apologize to the @BuffaloBills organization, my fans, my family and the entire NFL football community for the incident that led to me missing 4 games for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. I will not #makeexcuses for the events in question and will allow the process to proceed as is required by the @NFL; however, please know and understand I am committed to the game and am more committed to my #Billsorganization and fans. This temporary setback will only fuel my desire and commitment to bring #Buffalochampionships and the #SuperBowl. I ask at this time that you continue to #believe in me and I will continue to invest all that I have to bring honor and respect to the organization and my fans and ultimately bring #Buffalomafia what it deserves – a #SuperBowl! Thank you for continuing to support me – I will rise above this setback, as with every challenge brings an opportunity for growth and supreme #success!