Just when you thought the week couldn't get any worse for the NFL, another player was just accused of a heinous crime.
Jaguars defensive tackle Marcell Dareus was accused in a civil complaint on July 6 of having sex with an unconscious woman—identified only as Jane Doe—and then later having consensual sex with her,
According to News4Jax, it remains unclear at this time whether criminal charges have been filed. The current lawsuit, however, is seeking damages of about $15,000. He is accused of giving the women herpes during their sexual encounters.
Stories like this are all too common in the NFL—and those are just the incidents that are reported. To say the NFL (and, of course, society as a whole) has a problem is an understatement.
To make matters even more disturbing, the alleged crimes are often committed by those you least suspect: Just a day ago, Dareus was garnering great praise for donating $125,000 to help build classrooms in Haiti.
Let's just hope the League gets it right for once, that the punishment for violent sex crimes is harsher than penalties for PEDs, marijuana, or *gasp*: kneeling during the National Anthem.