Facing two felony drug possession charges in Alabama, Buffalo Bilsl defensive tackle Marcell Dareus downplayed the situation.
"It's not what you guys think," Dareus told reporters. "The media put things out there the wrong way. You [media] put things out there. I'm not really going to say [what's not true]. I didn't really pay that much attention to it. I got a lot of text messages and things."
Dareus is a Pro Bowl selection who was benched twice last season for lateness and violating team rules.
"Getting on track and staying focused, I think every time he's here and in this building, that's what we see," Bills coach Doug Marrone said. "I've always told Marcell that the more that he can be here, the better job that he seems to do."
Dareus acknowledged the team has met with him to discuss his off-field issues.
"They really put a lot of emphasis on [maturity]," Dareus said. "They believe in me. They know that I'm not a trouble guy. They know I'm not the type of person that's trying to look for any trouble. I'm not trying to do anything.
"Things happen and we're moving forward and they know I'm gonna grow into the guy they want me to be. It's behind me. I'm not a trouble guy. I don't cause any problems nowhere. I'm not a bad guy. I don't do anything. I just have fun and be myself. Things happen, things happen."
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun