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Dec 22, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Jerry Hughes (55) during the first half against the Miami Dolphins at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Jerry Hughes Joining Dareus in Hot Water

We have been looking at the recent Marcell Dareus incidents that could lead to an arrest as well as a suspension from the league.  He is not the only Bills defensive player to be in this situation.  Jerry Hughes is reported to be the second driver in the drag racing incident back on Friday, May 30th where Dareus decided to park his car into a tree.  Hughes could be the one that left the scene and has been eluding law enforcement up until now.

Coach Doug Marrone is aware of the situation and at this point, other than his word, no signs point to him handling it.

“I do have knowledge of it, but I cannot disclose that information at this time because of the legal process.”

Marrone has also acknowledge that the other participant in the May 30th street race, was in fact another Bills player.

“I can’t elaborate too much on that.”

The Hamburg police released a statement that the other car in the incident was a black camaro.  One teammate as been seen driving a black camaro at high speeds before, Jerry Hughes, but this is in no way proof of his guilt or that he was even there.  Back in January of 2014, Hughes’ black camaro was taped driving at high speeds.

Here is that video.

Now with half of the defensive line possibly being suspended in some form, what do the Bills do at this point?  Hughes was just beginning to turn his career around having his best year, last year and now the stupidity of both of them is ridiculous.  These guys, no matter of age, are professional football players and  whether they like it or not, are role models to some people somewhere.  Any player coming into the NFL, should understand and know that they are in the spot light.  Everybody says, well they are humans too, that is all well and good but if any of us did this we would face the consequences and not get a free ticket.  Face the consequences and deal with your decisions as you should.

Most of us would lose our jobs and go to jail for what Dareus has already done, where are their second and third chances.  I know that if any of us did what Hughes allegedly did, street raced and then eluded police and ran from the scene of an accident, we would be in police custody at this point.

This also goes, not only to the Bills, but for the entire NFL.  Jim Irsay should be fined and suspended as an owner with a drug problem.  The Owners should be under the same scrutiny players are and dealt with the same way.  Money shouldn’t be a cause to fix everything or side-step any issue, unfortunately it is and this is the society that we live in.

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  • NWBill

    These guys have done some stupid things, but let’s get a few things clear: the Bills, and Doug Marrone, are under NO obligation to give details on how they are handling this. From a law enforcement standpoint, this is an ongoing thing ….which, by NFL and club rules, limits what gets revealed to the public. I have no problem with that, and I’m not going to drag Marrone over the coals for doing his job. This column, and fans, should get off their respective soapboxes in this regard. Everyone knows that in situations like this, the staff is NOT going to give anyone a point-by-point description of every move they make; YOU wouldn’t, if you were in their position …so, why would you expect them to? It’s a waste of time.

    Second, I think the league will pretty much leave it up to the Bills how to handle this; if it involved drugs, or something else, then that wouldn’t be the case. Buffalo obviously keeps the league fully informed, but this is a “local” issue that the Bills are well-equipped to handle. I can see them bringing in some more defensive linemen in the next few weeks, since Dareus’ participation is going to be hindered. We’ll see.

    Don’t let our impatience to start the season blow everything up out of proportion ….let it play out, and we’ll see what we’ll see once things are more clear.