Detroit Lions players cannot stay out of trouble this offseason. Aaron Berry, an undrafted free agent in 2010 who is expected to compete for a starting cornerback job this year, is the latest. Just this morning, Berry was featured in a story about how he is poised to seize his opportunity and how he has been working hard this offseason.
Talk about bad timing. Berry was arrested on Saturday morning in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on counts of suspicion of DUI, causing accidental damage to an unattended vehicle, and failure to stop and give information to law enforcement, according to WXYZ. Berry was arrested at 4:45 a.m. after hitting a parked vehicle, walking away from it, and then refusing to cooperate with law enforcement by giving basic information. He also refused a breathalyzer. He was in town for a charity softball game hosted by former college teammate LeSean McCoy of Philadelphia.
Three weeks ago, the Detroit Lions accounted for 24% of the arrests this offseason by NFL players, all from the 2011 class. Berry now joins Mikel LeShoure and Nick Fairley, who have been arrested twice each. Fairley was arrested for DUI after also having a marijuana possession charge, while LeShoure was popped twice for marijuana possession within a month. If Drew Sharp thought they should cut Fairley and LeShoure after those marijuana arrests, I’m curious to know what he thinks should be done now.
It’s been a bad offseason off the field for the younger Detroit players, and you would have thought that they might exercise a little personal responsibility and control. Soon, the commissioner may have more suspended Lions than Saints.
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