Just another Lion...
Aaron Berry of Detroit Lions arrested for assault
The Detroit Lions' offseason of arrests has continued as Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press has confirmed that cornerback Aaron Berry was arrested and charged in Harrisburg, Pa., on Saturday morning on three counts of simple assault. Harrisburg police did not disclose much information about the incident other than to confirm that "there was a firearm involved" and that Berry was no longer in custody. Rumors an incident involving Berry originally surfaced Saturday on ProFootballTalk.com.
Berry also was arrested in Harrisburg less than one month ago on suspicion of DUI. Berry was scheduled to enter a diversionary program that could have resulted in having the DUI charges expunged from his record. As Birkett notes, this weekend's arrest jeopardizes that deal. Berry's latest charges pull him even with teammates Mikel Leshoure and Nick Fairley with two arrests each this offseason. Leshoure wrapped up his legal proceedings for his two marijuana-related arrests and was suspended two games and fined two additional game checks. Thus far, Fairley and Berry have not been disciplined by the NFL. Signed by the Lions as an undrafted free agent out of Pittsburgh in 2010, the 5-foot-11, 180-pound cornerback made the team's 53-man roster as a rookie and was a Week 1 starter, totaling three tackles and an interception in his NFL debut. However, Berry was injured in that game and placed on season-ending injured reserve the following week. In 2011, Berry started three of 11 games, playing in nearly 36 percent of the Lions' defensive snaps and recording 30 tackles and 11 passes defensed. With Eric Wright moving on in free agency, Berry was penciled in as a starter opposite Chris Houston this season. Multiple arrests and the NFL discipline that will come with it could keep Berry from making that next step in his career, particularly with the Lions. Weary of multiple arrests this offseason, the Lions could step in and discipline Berry themselves, measures that could possibly include placing him on waivers to send an "enough is enough" message to the rest of the team. UPDATE: The Lions released a statement Sunday morning regarding Berry's arrest: "We are extremely disappointed by the reports involving Aaron Berry," via the team's official website. "We are currently gathering more information and will have further comment when appropriate."
Lions may as well just move their trainning camp to a state prison, that way their players will feel at home.
But seriously, what the hell is going on with NFL players these days? How many of them have been arrested the last couple of weeks for smoking weed, driving drunk and beating up their moms? They're getting paid millions and are supposed to be "stars" instead of making headlines like this one.
Jesus Christ, grow up and start acting like an adult!
Year to date:
Originally Posted by little bear
Marijuana - 6
DUI - 14
Assault - 4
Crim Sex - 2
Disorderly Conduct - 1
Burglary - 1
Resisting Arrest - 1
Outstanding Traffic Tickets - 2
Outstanding Warrant - 1
Felony false reporting of a fire - 1
Family Violence - 1
Compared to last year:
Weapons - 3
Public Intoxication - 3
Assault - 9
DUI - 6
Public Nudity - 1
Reckless Driving - 1
Disorderly Conduct - 4
Posession of Codeine - 2 (DUMBASS!)
Loud Music - 1
Assault w/ Deadly Weapon - 1
Posession w/ Drug without prescription - 1
Theft - 3
Eluding the Police - 1
Speeding - 1
Marijuana - 3
Assault on a Police Officer - 1
Resisting Arrest - 4
Intent to Have Sex w/ Minor - 1
Family Violence - 1
DWI - 4
Outstanding Traffic Tickets - 1
Stalking - 1
Discharge of a Firearm in City Limits - 1
Eh have their camp in Cinci, it's obviously the team they are trying to emulate....YA their our "threat"....LOL.