Marcell Dareus arrested in Alabama

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HEFLIN, Ala. -- Buffalo Bills Pro Bowl defensive lineman Marcell Dareus was arrested Monday night in Alabama on drug charges.

The Alabama State Troopers released a statement saying Dareus was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Dareus was stopped for speeding, and the controlled substance charge is a felony, according to the statement.

"We are, obviously, disappointed with this latest development involving Marcell Dareus," general manager Doug Whaley said in a statement Wednesday. "We will be in contact with the league regarding the situation and continue to offer support and assistance to Marcell."

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

Last season, he had 7.5 sacks and 71 tackles and appeared in his first Pro Bowl.

The Bills exercised the fifth-year option on his contract in April. However, Dareus ran into trouble with first-year coach Doug Marrone last season and was held out from starting each of the Bills' final two games for violating a team rule.

ESPN.com's Mike Rodak and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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