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Bills DE Hughes acknowledges driving second car in alleged drag race with teammate Dareus

FILe - This Oct. 20, 2013 file photo shows Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (99) looking up during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla. Dareus will miss the next two weeks of voluntary practices to take time off from football in a bid to get his life and career on track following his latest off-field legal issue. Coach Doug Marrone made the announcement after practice Tuesday, June 3, 2014, four days after Dareus crashed his Jaguar into a tree while allegedly racing another car not far from the Bills' stadium. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

FILe - This Oct. 20, 2013 file photo shows Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (99) looking up during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla. Dareus will miss the next two weeks of voluntary practices to take time off from football in a bid to get his life and career on track following his latest off-field legal issue. Coach Doug Marrone made the announcement after practice Tuesday, June 3, 2014, four days after Dareus crashed his Jaguar into a tree while allegedly racing another car not far from the Bills' stadium. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)  (The Associated Press)

Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes confirms he was driving the second car in an alleged race that led to teammate Marcell Dareus crashing his 2012 Jaguar into a tree last week.

Hughes says Hamburg Town police contacted him regarding his role in the accident, which occurred near Ralph Wilson Stadium on Friday. Hughes adds there were no other Bills players involved. He declined to answer other questions because the police are still investigating.

Hughes spoke following practice Wednesday, a day after police announced Dareus had been arrested and charged with reckless endangerment and ticketed for several traffic violations, including drag-racing.

Police received complaints of two cars racing, when they came upon the accident involving the defensive tackle's Jaguar.

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