Found January 08, 2012 on
Fox Sports Detroit:
by REED NELSONFOXSportsDetroit.com
Detroit Lions cornerback Aaron Berry lit the world of Twitter on fire after Saturday's 45-28 loss at New Orleans in an NFC wild-card playoff game.
Berry -- who had a potential momentum-shifting interception slip through his fingertips, his arms, then his legs -- had this to say, presumably in response to a rash of negative Twitter feedback thrown his way:
@LockDown717 Y'all can go back to being Broke & Miserable...now back to regular scheduled programming...
Ooh-wee. That stings. For someone.
He then attempted to recant his incendiary comment by deleting the first Tweet and publishing these two:
@LockDown717 I apologize to my loyal fans for my tweet...jus disgusting how ppl can get when they don't know nothin at all...
@LockDown717 Now y'all making it seem like I was talking to all the fans in Detroit...boy y'all funny...Have a blessed night!!!
Now it's unclear whom Berry was targeting with that first Tweet, but given that very few Saints fans were lambasting him (and the fact that the Saints are not back to regular scheduled programming given their winning ways) there are a limited number of targets that that potshot could have been fired at.
Clearly he offended some hometown folks.
Most offensive to Detroit fans, though: Berry and the rest of Lions' secondary were torched for 466 yards and three scores by Saints QB Drew Brees.
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The 23-year-old cornerback says he's grateful for the opportunity to play for the Lions, and that he'll grow from the incident.
Detroit Lions players took to Twitter to defend themselves after losing to the New Orleans Saints, including cornerback Aaron Berry who said, "Y'all can go back to being Broke & Miserable...now back to regular scheduled programming..."
The Lions were the latest victim of the Saints’ explosive offense. Detroit lost in the Wild Card round of the playoffs 45-28 Saturday. They were actually up 14-10 at halftime, but failed to stop the Saints in the second half, allowing touchdowns on five straight possessions.
Cornerback Aaron Berry (pictured beat by Robert Meachem), who had seven tackles and three passes defended...
Lots of Detroit folks ‒ players and fans ‒ were disappointed after Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints used them as a doormat yesterday. Unfortunately, the disappointment of those fans clashed with the frustration of the players and some ugliness rose to the surface.
Lions cornerback Aaron Berry, a second-year player out of Pitt, ended up tweeting this to some angry fans...
Lions' Aaron Berry goes off on Twitter
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As the Lions cleaned out their lockers for the season Monday, cornerback Aaron Berry also tried to clean up the controversy he created on Twitter.
It's okay, buddy, we'll drive down to Cleveland this weekend.
Jokes about how Detroit is poor and sad are nothing new. The area has been ravaged by an economic downturn, lower versus lowest class warfare and “people from Michigan” for years. Hell, even the Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism videos end with an affirming “we’re not Detroit”, so it seems a little like...
Ouch, which hurts worse? Watching your team in the playoffs for the first time since FOREVER getting abused by the possible league MVP like they were Twilight mom's cold sex toy, or being called out for being "broke and miserable" by your team's own player?That's what happened when Detroit Lions defensive back Aaron Berry took to the Twitter machine later Sunday...