Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/3/12

“Smart Decisions,” is what linebacker Justin Durant wants his teammates to understand. Durant obviously feels that the Lions tumultuous off-season littered with DUI’s and drug arrests, have marred the breakout season the Lions enjoyed in 2011. Durant participated in a chat at Freep.com and let his feelings be known:

“We just have to be smarter regardless of age right now. I’m not one to judge because nobody is perfect but we have really been terrible at decision making this off-season. I trust the people in the front office to make the right moves,” Durant chatted. “It’s tough because it brings the type of attention we do not want to our team. We want them to talk about the talent we have not about our off the field issues. We have to be smarter and make better choices.”

Nick Fairley has been arrested for drunk driving and marijuana possession, Mikel Leshoure has been arrested twice for marijuana possession, Johnny Culbreath has been arrested for marijuana possession and Aaron Berry has been arrested for drunk driving.

He believes the culprit was something unfamiliar to the Lions, success:

“I think we got content with just making the playoffs,” Durant wrote. “After the San Diego game we celebrated and it just seems as if we took our foot off the gas. We have to finish. We have the talent and the coaching to do so.”

Imagine if the Lions had won the Super Bowl, there could have been grand jury indictments.

 

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