Dec 18, 2011; Oakland, CA, USA; Detroit Lions strong safety Amari Spievey (42) warms up before the game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. Detroit defeated Oakland 28-27. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions Making Headlines For The Wrong Reasons…Again


I was hoping to write a post today about the signing of Darrius Heyward-Bey, which there is still no news of to this point. Instead the headline is about another offseason incident, this time invloving Lions safety Amari Spievey who was arrested in a domestic incident involving the mother of his child.

Long story short, Spievey had reportedly told his child not to be like her mother which ultimately became a shoving match. What really happened in that scuffle is between Amari and his girlfriend, but it appears as if both parties had a role in the incident.

So what does this mean for Spievey’s future with the Lions?

That’s ultimately up to the Lions’ front office, but don’t be surprised if this doesn’t change Spievey’s standing with the team. It’s just frustrating that the team, who dealt with seven arrests last offseason for off the field issues, starts this offseason with one more. I had hoped that the players would have more of an awareness as to what they’re doing as everything they do from last offseason to now is magnified.

Hopefully this is the last we hear of offseason arrests for awhile that pertain to the Lions organization, because everything to this point has been very positive for the team as they look to return to the playoffs.

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