Lions “extremely disappointed” by Aaron Berry arrest

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It’s a cycle we’ve gotten all too used to this offseason.

A player gets arrested, his team releases a statement expressing some level of regret and then the player apologizes while saying it won’t happen again. With seven arrests this year, the Lions are as well versed in the cycle as any team. They got a chance to flex their statement writing muscles again on Sunday in the wake of cornerback Aaron Berry’s arrest on three counts of simple assault.

“We are extremely disappointed by the reports involving Aaron Berry,” the Lions said in a statement. “We are currently gathering more information and will have further comment when appropriate.”

After seven arrests, including two apiece from Berry, defensive tackle Nick Fairley and running back Mikel Leshoure, it would seem that now is the appropriate time to have a further comment. It doesn’t have to be specific to Berry’s current predicament, but the Lions need to do something to show that they care about the message sent by player after player getting arrested with the team doing nothing but issuing the same old statements.

Calls have already started for the team to part ways with Berry, who looked set to be one of the team’s starting cornerbacks this season. That’s one possible way for the Lions to respond, although it isn’t the only way. Whatever response they come up with needs to have more teeth than the same statement we’ve seen a dozen times before.

32 responses to “Lions “extremely disappointed” by Aaron Berry arrest

  1. I would like to help the PR department of the Lions by offering them this statement to be used in upcoming news releases;” We are extremely disappointed in the actions of _____ ______. We are waiting for all the information to be released before we make an evaluation. No further comment will be available”

  2. For me it’s very simple. Teams need to part ways with these criminals. If NFL teams ensure that all contracts contain language that a contract is void id a player is convicted of a crime, even if it’s a misdemeanor or a player violates a team’s conduct policy, these players could be out of work.

  3. Sure glad this team skipped the skeet shooting and water parks to focus on work during OTAs. Mr. Ford, your coach has lost his team. All the STUPID penalties last year were bad enough, but 7 arrests this off-seaon? Fire him or ask him to resign. Wasn’t he in Tennessee when Hansworth did his stomp on that Cowboy? If this were college, it would be classified as a lack if institutional control. Or your run of the mill SEC school.

  4. They need to suspend him for half the season…these arrests this year have been out of control…these guys have nothing done to them whenever they screw up…you can be a complete scumbag and still play in the league…just look in Philadelphia with the sociopath Vick still being allowed to play

  5. The Lions should say this:
    “Berry is a grown man who makes poor decisions on and off the field. We are not his keepers, he is merely a contractor for us and nothing more. Do not blame or imply blame on our organization.
    Blame Berry himself, his parents should have taught him right and wrong, he should not need a babysitter but if he needs one he should call his union goon De Smith.
    Please do not ever put Berry and the Detroit Lions in the same sentence ever again please”.

  6. How about, We are extremely disappointed in our FORMER employees actions after having been told this behavior would NOT be tolerated. Applications for a replacement CB can be sent to Allen Park MI

  7. All this team does is cover up for there players, perhaps they need to call Penn State for advice. Bill

  8. To think we could have had Janoris Jenkins instead of this headcase! Cut bait with this clown now!!! You have three young men Bentley, Greenwood and Green who would all be upgrades over this loser

  9. Now we know the real reason Coach Swartz never takes his team skeet shooting – you really have to take advantage of those very few days when ALL your players can attend practice – and none of them are sitting in jail.

    On another front, we hear Nike is planning on coming out with a Detroit Lion throwback jersey with silver & blue prison stripes. and little bars superimposed over the numbers …

    How many Detroit Lions does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: None. They don’t need a light bulb; there is no light at the end of the tunnel.

  10. What a moron! Do you really need a glock to prove your toughness to the people in Harrisburg?!?! When are these idiots going to realize that it is a privilege to play in the NFL???

    When the first team steps up and cuts one of these fools, then maybe the rest of the players may fall in line, and act as law abiding grown men…

  11. The NFLPA and the NFL should agree that no cap penalties should be imposed on teams who cut idiots like Berry.

    Until that happens, NFL players can get away with everything

  12. The Lions have so much talent and could be a fun team to watch but I can’t help it… I hate them for all of the scumbags on the team. It makes me laugh when people try to justify SUH being a decent human being. That whole organization is turning to $hit.

  13. He should be fired like any other employee of a company. He doesn’t deserve to be playing football. A very POOR roll-model for future players.

  14. These clowns are SUPPOSED to be mature grown men. The problem is the background from which many of them come and the anything goes/one-parent family culture does not instill a sense of personal responsibility.

    As to the cheapshots from fans of Lions’ rivals, your silly statements show a lack of maturity on your parts.

  15. They take their cue from Schwartz. Why would there be any accountability off the field when there isn’t any on the field?

    One of the dumbest most penalized teams in the league, not surprised at all of the arrests.

  16. Here are the stats for 2011 season for the guys arrested this off season.

    Aaron Berry: 11 games, 26 solo 31 total tackles, 11 PD, 0 sacks 0 interceptions.

    Mikel Leshoure: 0 games, 0 everything

    Nick Fairley: 10 games, 9 solo 15 total tackles, 1 sack

    Johnny Culbreath: 0 games

    Look at that list. These are facts. Oh lets see some more.

    Matt Stafford: 16 games, 5038 passing yards, 41 td, 16 int. 23 years old

    Calvin Johnson: 1681 yards, 16 tds

    Johnson didn’t bail Stafford out. Minus the 1681 of Johnsons yards(3357), Thats still more than the Bears threw for last year LMAO!!! And most people think the bears are some sort of super team. LOL show me.

  17. mazenblue says:
    Jul 22, 2012 7:23 PM
    … Matt Stafford: 16 games, 5038 passing yards, 41 td, 16 int. 23 years old

    Calvin Johnson: 1681 yards, 16 tds

    Johnson didn’t bail Stafford out. Minus the 1681 of Johnsons yards(3357), Thats still more than the Bears threw for last year LMAO!!! And most people think the bears are some sort of super team. LOL show me.
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    Much like Brees, Stafford benefits from playing a minimum of 9 dome games a year. I’d take Cutler or Rodgers over him every day of the week and twice on Sunday!

  18. vickspuppy says: Jul 22, 2012 8:33 PM

    Much like Brees, Stafford benefits from playing a minimum of 9 dome games a year. I’d take Cutler or Rodgers over him every day of the week and twice on Sunday!

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    Brees threw for 385 yards per game outdoors last year and only 341 yards per game indoors.

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