OT: Lions CB Aaron Berry arrested

Submitted by BlueNation on July 22nd, 2012 at 12:09 PM
He apparently pointed a gun at a group of people. Smart move. Yet ANOTHER arrest for the Lions in the off-season. I hope these players aren't this undisciplined on the field.

Comments

Benoit Balls

July 24th, 2012 at 4:11 PM ^

I just have to say, RUFKM?  When was that, 2008? The Browns only won 4 more games than the Lions that year, and have had a worse record since. AT least 0-16 got the first pick and Stafford, the Browns can't even sick right, and they keep ending up in the top 5 but not high enough to get one of the franchise guys.

I know its been rough for Lions fans, but right now I'd rather be a Lions fan than a Browns fan, which is pretty much all I said in my original comment.

WMUgoblue

July 22nd, 2012 at 12:19 PM ^

I posted this before it was confirmed last night in the drinking thread, don't care if we're thin at CB you have to release this clown and send a message.

SalvatoreQuattro

July 22nd, 2012 at 12:22 PM ^

It is that he was a nUDFA. In other words he had to bust his ass to just to make a roster. Now he is destroying his career with his actions. He isn't Pac Man. He is not a guy who was drafted high--or in his case, at all. It boggles my mind that he continues to do such idiotic things.

MaiZedOut2

July 22nd, 2012 at 12:36 PM ^

What a joke. From last years "twitter rampage" to the multiple arrests. I don't understand what I'd going through his mind and what type of people he surrounds himself with. I say just cut his weak ass.

white_pony_rocks

July 22nd, 2012 at 12:54 PM ^

i don't think we'll have a chance to see if he is this undisciplined on the field, this isn't a small infraction.  I could see him not playing this year because of this.

GoBlueInNYC

July 22nd, 2012 at 1:50 PM ^

Actually, prior this this off season, the Lions had one of lowest arrest rates in the NFL over the past decade. In fact, since Mayhew was hired in late 2008, the Lions had zero arrests for more than 3 years until Culbreath got arrested. And keep in mind that of the Lions' (still very outrageously high) 7 arrests this off season, it only came from 4 players.

LSAClassOf2000

July 22nd, 2012 at 2:05 PM ^

What is a little maddening about those seven arrests is in here.

According to Yahoo! Sports, there have been 29 incidents, including this one, involving the police among NFL players since the offseason began, and the Lions own seven of them. When I saw that, it made this incident just that much  more infuriating. 

 

GoBlueInNYC

July 22nd, 2012 at 2:11 PM ^

I'm a little surprised that the number of incidents is only 29. It seems like there has been a new arrest every day this past off season. But I absolutely agree that being responsible for almost 25% of the NFL's legal troubles is definitely unacceptable.

I was just pointing out that in terms of the Lions organization and Mayhew's reign, this rate of arrests is really unusual.

Roachgoblue

July 22nd, 2012 at 1:48 PM ^

Could they act worse on the field? You better hope in one hand and.... Nevermind. Just post when a player isn't arrested in a weeks span, because that would be bigger news.

samsoccer7

July 22nd, 2012 at 2:03 PM ^

Did anyone think Eric Wrights arrest was interesting? He was barely a buccaneer before getting arrested himself. There is something wrong with my lions but I have no idea what.

yoyo

July 22nd, 2012 at 2:33 PM ^

He just got arrested for the friggin DUI, what was he thinking?  We don't know his side of the story but he should just sit at home and chill out till the season starts at least. 

Tater

July 22nd, 2012 at 3:41 PM ^

At this rate, they are going to have to move the team to Gainesville or Columbus.

It could be worse though: they could have a name that invites a derisive rhyming nickname, such as when fans and a lot of people in the media were calling Portland's NBA team the "Jail-Blazers."

AthensOriginal

July 22nd, 2012 at 8:16 PM ^

Mayhew and Schwartz. I think it is very fair to start questioning their aptitde to identify character, value it and promote it. The local media needs to hold them accountable.

Truth is, Berry should have been cut last year after his piss poor play and twitter bombs on fans in a struggling economy. Somehow - and this is really incredible - he got promoted to be a starter. Even after the DUI earlier in the summer, he was on track to be a first-string player here.

As of now, the message is clear that the hammer was not going to come down from the organization for this nonsense. An example is long overdue. Not only should he be immediately cut, but the Lions need to issue a bold statement about how seriously it takes its players' conduct. Because right now it really looks like they don't care.

 

Griff88

July 23rd, 2012 at 11:21 AM ^

to Chris McCosky, Lions beat writer... Aaron Berry has been released. Even though this is a position of need for the Lions, this is the right move.