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Marcell Dareus facing four-game suspension for substance abuse violation

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You’ve got to think that the Buffalo Bills did something to incur the wrath of the football gods this summer.

According to a report by Adam Schefter of ESPN on Tuesday, Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is facing a four-game suspension for another violation of the league’s substance abuse policy.

The team released the following statement about Dareus’ suspension, per Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

Dareus, 26, recorded 51 combined tackles and two sacks for Buffalo in 2015, a season in which he was suspended for the first game due to a similar violation. He just signed a six-year extension with the team last September.

The Bills have already lost both Reggie Ragland and IK Enemkpali to season-ending knee injuries in recent days. First-round draft pick Shaq Lawson is also sidelined long-term with a shoulder injury. With running back Karlos Williams suspended for the first four games of the season as well, this is starting to look like it could be a disastrous 2016 campaign for Buffalo.

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