ALLEN PARK, Mich. Stay out of trouble. Dont get arrested.
The Detroit Lions broke their three-day mandatory minicamp Thursday, thus ending their off-season workout program.
Many of the players quickly headed out of town for the summer. They wont be back together again until late July for the start of the real training camp.
The concern between now and then is whether they can avoid the off-the-field problems that plagued the team a year ago when multiple player arrests created a distraction for the entire organization.
That issue was part of coach Jim Schwartzs minicamp-ending message to the players.
We talked about whats expected of them between now and the beginning of training camp, both from an off-the-field point of view and also what they need to do to get ready to come in in great shape to compete for jobs, Schwartz said.
No news will be good news for the Lions this summer.
Theyre coming off a 4-12 record with mounting speculation that Schwartz and general manager Mar...