Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is being sued for damages by a woman who alleges he assaulted her and gave her a sexually transmitted disease.
According to a civil complaint filed last week in Duval County, Florida, and obtained by media outlets, the woman is accusing Dareus of having sex with her while she was unconscious and without telling her that he was infected.
JUST IN: In a civil complaint filed Friday in Duval County, a Texas woman accuses #Jaguars defensive tackle Marcell Dareus of having sex with her while she was unconscious and without telling her that he was infected with what she believes is herpes.https://t.co/PHatYBqjCP
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She is seeking damages in excess of $15,000 and has requested a jury trial, according to the complaint. The woman and Dareus were on a date in Houston in April at the time of the alleged encounter, the complaint said.
The Jaguars declined comment Wednesday when reached by the Florida Times-Union. Dareus’ agent did not respond to requests for comment, the Times-Union said.
A Las Vegas woman recently accused Dareus of a similar act from back in January, according to FloridaPolitics.com. Dareus reportedly brought the woman back to a party at his rental mansion in Lutz, near Tampa, where she claims he groped, drugged, and assaulted her after she blacked out.
Dareus was acquired by the Jaguars in the middle of the 2017 season via trade with the Buffalo Bills.