Mikel Leshoure. Twice.
Nick Fairley. Twice.
Now, Aaron Berry adds his name to the list of Detroit Lions players that have been arrested in the past year.
Berry had been performing well in the Lions’ offseason activities and appeared to have the inside track to start at corner along with Chris Houston. Berry is now making headlines for the wrong reasons due to an arrest on suspicion of DUI along with other charges.
The Lions released the following statement after news of Berry’s arrest broke:
We are extremely disappointed in the reports involving Aaron Berry and the incident in Pennsylvania this past weekend. This is not the standard of behavior we expect from any member of our organization. We have strongly and repeatedly emphasized the need to be accountable on and off the field, which makes this incident with Aaron all the more disappointing. We will have further comments regarding this situation when appropriate.
Aaron Berry also released a statement – the kind of which Lions fans are beyond sick of reading:
I want to offer a sincere apology to the Lions organization, Lions fans, the coaches and all my teammates for my actions this past weekend. This is not the example I want to set for young people and it’s certainly not what my team and coaches expect from me. I promise to do everything in my power to make sure this never happens again. I understand these are just words and it will be my future actions that ultimately will speak for me.
If the Lions are looking for someone to use as a scapegoat for their mounting off-field issues they may have found it in Berry. He may have been emerging as a likely starter but the cornerback position figures to be one of the hottest position battles in training camp with a deep mix of veterans and rookies competing for a roster spot. If it was up to you, would you send Berry packing?
Should the Lions release Aaron Berry?
- No (60%, 26 Votes)
- Yes (40%, 17 Votes)
Total Voters: 43