Report: Jaguars DE Dareus sued for sexual assault

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (99) appeared in nine games with the team in 2017.Photo Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

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Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has been sued for sexual assault, according to a Jacksonville television station.

Dareus was accused by an unnamed victim of sexually assaulting her while she was sleeping and exposing her to a sexually transmitted disease, reported on Wednesday.

In a civil complaint filed in Duval (Fla.) County, the woman alleged that Dareus had sex with her while she was unconscious. She also claims Dareus did not disclose that he had what she alleged is herpes.

According to the suit, the incident occurred in Houston in early April. She said she also had consensual sex with Dareus two days later and soon came down with symptoms that were diagnosed as herpes.

The complaint seeks a jury trial and damages in excess of $15,000, according to the television report.

Dareus was traded to Jacksonville from the Buffalo Bills during the 2017 season. He appeared in nine games with the Jaguars, registering 20 tackles and one sack.

The No. 3 overall pick of the Bills in the 2011 NFL Draft, Dareus was a two-time Pro Bowl selection with Buffalo, racking up 35 sacks in six-plus seasons, including a career-high 10 in 2014.