Dareus focusing on football

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (99) celebrates after an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Buffalo won 19-0. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (WIVB) – Bills Pro Bowl defensive tackle Marcell Dareus spoke to the media for the first time in training camp Tuesday afternoon, talking about maintaining his focus, after a pair of off-the-field incidents this summer.

“I’m the type of guy that can wipe the slate clean and think clearly,” said Dareus. “Nothing that will distract me from what my goal is should interfere (with football). I try to be an out of sight, out of mind type of guy. I just have to keep moving forward with tunnel vision and keep going from there.”

Dareus would not comment on his on-going legal matters, or whether he could potentially face a suspension at some point.

Throughout this process, his teammates have been quick to offer their support, and Dareus says he has relied on them several times.

“They’re all here for me; we’ve all got each other’s back. There’s nothing really that’s been said, there’s not much to talk about, we just kind of move forward. Of course I can rely on them, when I’ve gone to them they’ve given great advice,” said Dareus.

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