Buffalo Bills' Marcel Dareus to stand trial for alleged car race

HAMBURG, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus will stand trial for reckless endangerment nearly a year after he crashed his car into a tree during an alleged race with a teammate.

Dareus appeared briefly in Hamburg Town Court on Tuesday but did not speak as a judge set a May 19 trial date for the misdemeanor count. Dareus' lawyer, Michael Caffery, turned down an offer to plead guilty to reckless driving early on, and in December, Caffery said he was still talking with the Erie County District Attorney's office about resolving the case without a trial.

Dareus, the Bills' first-round draft pick in 2011, was charged and also issued numerous traffic violations after crashing his 2012 Jaguar into a tree during an alleged race with teammate Jerry Hughes not far from Ralph Wilson Stadium on May 30.

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