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The Detroit Lions’ 5-0 start to the 2011 NFL season saw fans around the league jumping on the bandwagon. The Lions were the lovable perennial losers who were finally about to turn it around. Yet a string of incidents beginning with Ndamukong Suh’s infamous “face stomp” have changed those perceptions.
To fans outside of Detroit, the Lions are now thugs. They’re a team of drunk-driving potheads led by a coach who can’t control himself during a post-loss handshake. The situation finally came to a head when CB Aaron Berry was arrested for the second time in 30 days when he allegedly brandished a gun on July 22. Lions’ brass finally broke from their established pattern of “we’re still investigating this issue,” and released Berry the following day. But what did they really accomplish?
Let’s first talk about what the move doesn’t do.
It doesn’t send a message to any of the players who need it. Mikel LeShoure and Nick Fairley each earned themselves two arrests this summer, yet the
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This time, the Detroit Lions really didn't have much of a choice.
The police reports kept piling up this offseason to where the NFL club simply had to make an example of someone.
You can only threaten for so long. At some point, you need to follow through with action.
Otherwise, the threats of discipline have no meaning.
The Lions took that type of harsh action Monday with...
Many have speculated about the future of Aaron Berry with the Detroit Lions following his 2nd arrest of the offseason this past weekend, and the Lions have made their move, cutting the troubled cornerback due to personal conduct.
While the move to cut Berry is likely met with little to no resistance from fans, it can't be ignored that such a move weakens an already deplorable...
I’ve written all offseason about the knuckleheaded, entitled and invincible attitude of NFL players during their time off. It seems every day there is a new report about a player being arrested and what, if any, discipline the league will bring down upon them. In the case of cornerback Aaron Berry, it can’t be worse than what the Lions did to him.
Apparently fed up with Berry’s...
English: Aaron Berry, a player on the National Football League. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Here we go again, the season can’t get here soon enough. Roger Godell will need to restructure the off-season to give the players less free time. It seems that the NFL players these days have too much free time on their hands. This has been the theme of the 2012 pre-season and this...
Aaron Berry was cut from the Lions today for breaking the golden rule–a man’s talent must outweigh his foolishness. Berry was popped for simple assault but drug abuse offenses are far more common than violent ones. Berry received his own DUI charge last month.
In a show of something akin to transparency the NFL has released a list of NFL players arrested thus far in 2012. I have...
The Detroit Lions released cornerback Aaron Berry today after he was arrested for the second time this off-season (Credit: AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Yesterday, the Lions released a statement saying “We are extremely disappointed by the reports involving Aaron Berry“. Today, they took action.
The Detroit Lions released cornerback Aaron Berry after his second off-season arrest. Dave...
This piece is also featured on Lions101.com Another offseason weekend brought yet another Detroit Lions arrest. This time, it was another repeat offender. Aaron Berry, he of the recent DUI troubles, was busted in Pennsylvania for assault and brandishing a … Continue reading →
The Detroit Lions have cut cornerback Aaron Berry, two days after he was arrested for the second time this offseason.
The Lions’ off-the-field run-ins with police this offseason have been so abundant that they probably could fill an entire season of “Cops.”
The latest incident resulted in the team releasing cornerback Aaron Berry, who was arrested for the second time in less than a month after allegedly pointing a loaded gun at three people in Pennsylvania over the weekend.
All the arrests...
The Detroit Lions have signed former New York Jets cornerback Justin Miller as they try to fill a position weakened by their dismissal of the legally challenged Aaron Berry and the loss to injury of Chris Greenwood.
The Lions said Wednesday that they signed Miller and cut wide receiver Marcus Harris.
Miller was drafted by the Jets in 2005 and last played for the team in 2009.
Detroit Lions fans- Welcome to training camp! Today, rookies and injured players report to the Detroit Lions Training Facility in Allen Park, Michigan, with the rest of the team reporting Tuesday. We have waited all through our Super Bowl hangover, the combine, the NFL Draft, and of course endless police blotter to lead up to [...]