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PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills patience with Marcell Dareus grew thin on Tuesday, when the team announced the NFL suspended the star defensive tackle for violating the leagues substance abuse policy for the second time in two years.This time the discipline is more severe for Buffalos highest-paid player.After sitting out the season opener last year, Dareus was suspended without pay for the first four games of this season.From ownership down, we have made it clear his behavior is unacceptable, the Bills said in a statement. We are very disappointed Marcell chose to put himself first, before his teammates, coaches, the rest of the organization and fans through his recent actions.Without going into detail, the Bills said they would continue taking the necessary steps to work with Dareus. The team did not reveal any details or name the substance Dareus used that led to the suspension.Dareus posted a lengthy note on his Instagram account apologizing to the Bills, his fans, family and the league.I will not (hashtag)makeexcuses for the events in question, Dareus wrote. Calling the suspension a temporary setback, he asked fans to continue believing in him.I will continue to invest all that I have to bring honor and respect to the organization and my fans, Dareus added. I will rise above this setback, as with every challenge brings an opportunity for growth and supreme (hashtag)success!Dareus can continue practicing and playing through the preseason. His suspension begins the week before the Bills open the season at Baltimore on Sept. 11. He will be eligible to rejoin the team on Oct. 3, a day after Buffalo plays at New England.Dareus is a five-year starter since being selected with the No. 3 pick in the 2011 draft. Last year, the Bills signed him to the most expensive contract in team history, a seven-year deal potentially worth $104 million.The suspension is the latest blow to Rex Ryans revamped defense, which is already depleted by injuries. And it is the latest in a series of off-field troubles for Dareus.His one-game suspension last year stemmed from being arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia after being stopped by Alabama State Police on May 5, 2014.Dareus avoided trial, during which he would have faced felony drug charges, by agreeing to enter an NFL substance abuse program a few months later.That wasnt his only run-in with the law.In April 2015, he reached a plea agreement to have misdemeanor charges dropped for crashing his Jaguar into a tree near a busy suburban intersection the previous spring.On the field, the 26-year-old is considered one of the NFLs top defensive tackles. Hes a two-time Pro Bowl selection and earned All-Pro honors in 2014, when he had a career-best 10 sacks.The Bills were counting on Dareus to anchor a three-man line alongside veteran Kyle Williams and rookie third-round pick Adolphus Washington.Buffalos defense is already missing starting outside linebacker Shaq Lawson. The rookie first-round pick had shoulder surgery in May and is expected to miss at least the first month of the season. The defense is also down rookie second-round pick Reggie Ragland, who was pegged to start at middle linebacker. Ragland suffered a season-ending injury to his left knee 10 days ago.Dareus becomes Buffalos second player to earn a four-game suspension to open this season.Last month, the NFL issued backup running back Karlos Williams a similar suspension for violating the substance abuse policy.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/AP-NFL Nets Jerseys From China . 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Still, Pittsburgh knows its taut 3-2 win over the Bruins on Wednesday night is a pretty good place to start laying the groundwork. "They are a very good defensive team," Penguins forward Brandon Sutter said. NORMAN, Okla. -- Samaje Perine is set to surpass all the great Oklahoma running backs and claim the schools career rushing mark.Billy Sims record of 4,118 yards has stood since 1979. Perine ranks fifth in Oklahoma history behind Sims, Joe Washington, Adrian Peterson and Steve Owens, but he needs just 83 yards to reach the top. Sims won the Heisman in 1978, Washington and Peterson were All-Americans who finished high in the Heisman voting and Owens won the Heisman in 1969. Perine already has passed Quentin Griffin, DeMarco Murray, 1952 Heisman winner Billy Vessels and Greg Pruitt, among others.Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley wants to see Perine break the record when the seventh-ranked Sooners face No. 17 Auburn in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2 .It would mean something, Riley said. Its not why we do it and its not why were going there, but hes (Perine) such a special guy -- a special guy to me. Its obviously a very historic record.Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and wide receiver Dede Westbrook were Heisman finalists this year, but no one did more damage the final three games than Perine, a 235-pound bruiser with breakaway speed. After his 37-carry, 239-yard performance against Oklahoma State that clinched the Big 12 for the Sooners put him within striking distance of Sims, he said the record wasnt a concern.I havent thought about that since we started the season, Perine said. Thats really not what I play for. I just go out and do whatever I can to help my team win.Perine burst onto the scene with 1,713 yards rushing his freshman year, the sixth-best total in school history, and 21 touchdowns. He ran for a FBS-record 427 yards against Kansas that season, a record that still stands. As a sophomore, he added 1,349 yards and 16 touchdowns.He has rushed for 974 yards and 11 touchdowns this year, despite missing two games and most of a thirrd with an injury.ddddddddddddThis season, Perine ran for 214 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Texas and was among the Big 12s top rushers before pulling a muscle in his right leg the next week against Kansas State. He missed the next two games, against Texas Tech and Iowa State. He returned against Baylor to run for 100 yards and two touchdowns in a 45-24 victory . He followed with 31 carries for 160 yards against West Virginia in a 56-28 win , then finished the regular season with the outburst against Oklahoma State.Perine could have added a late touchdown against Oklahoma State, but he took a knee near the goal line to help the clock run out in Oklahomas 38-20 win.I mean, whats the point of scoring? Perine said. Were already up by two touchdowns. Theres only a few seconds left, so theres really no need to run up the score, so I just did what I thought was the right thing to do.Hes done all this damage while splitting time with Joe Mixon, a strong NFL prospect, the past two years. Typically, Perine punishes opponents most late in the season and late in games. Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops said Perines damage has helped him.Hes helped our defense more than anybody, probably, he said. The ability to run the football and run games out, for us, was huge. We didnt have a defense that was built to stay on the field long periods of time.Stoops is glad Perine is on his side.To see somebody run -- thats disheartening to any defense when a guy, you know hes going to run it, and they still run it, he said. The whole fourth quarter of the game (against Oklahoma State), I mean, he just ran it and ran it and ran it, and theres nothing they can do. ---Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CliffBruntAP . Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Cheap NFL Jerseys Throwback Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Hoodies Wholesale Black NFL Jerseys Discount Jerseys ' ' '
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