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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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