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Marcell Dareus is sued for sexual assault


Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks warms up on the field prior to the start of their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on December 10, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Logan Bowles

The quiet time recently has gotten particularly unquiet, when it comes to allegations of off-field misconduct.

According to, Jaguars defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has been sued for sexual assault, and for exposing the unnamed plaintiff to a sexually-transmitted disease.

The lawsuit claims that Dareus had sex with the plaintiff “while she was unconscious and therefore without her consent,” and that in a later consensual encounter, Dareus allegedly failed to disclose that he has herpes.

The alleged incidents occurred in Houston in early April. It’s unclear whether a criminal complaint has been filed. Dareus is subject to NFL scrutiny under the Personal Conduct Policy regardless of whether criminal charges are pursued.