NFL star Marcell Dareus arrested on drug charges in Alabama

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus celebrates after an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in Orchard Park, N.Y.
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HEFLIN, Ala. - Buffalo Bills Pro Bowl defensive lineman Marcell Dareus was arrested in Alabama on drug charges, reports CBS affiliate WIAT.

The Cleburne County Sheriff's Office says Dareus was arrested around 10 p.m. Monday and was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to, police found synthetic cannabis on Dareus after pulling him over for speeding.

He was reportedly released from jail within an hour after posting $3,000 bond, according to the station.

Dareus was selected third overall in the 2011 draft and is in his fourth season with the Bills. The 24-year-old played for Alabama.

Last season he had 7.5 sacks and 71 tackles.