The Lions released cornerback Aaron Berry Monday for what they termed “personal conduct which adversely affects the club.”
Tim Twentyman of the Lions’ official website had the full official statement from team president Tom Lewand, after Berry was cut following his second arrest of the offseason.
“We have repeatedly stressed to everyone in our organization that there will be appropriate consequences when an expected standard of behavior is not upheld,” Lewand said in the statement.
Berry’s second arrest came Saturday morning, on three charges of simple assault, which included brandishing a firearm.
He was also arrested for DUI, also in Harrisburg, Pa.
While it’s hard to say the release wasn’t predictable, it also hits the Lions at a sore spot. Berry was penciled into the starting lineup, leaving that job up in the air.
They drafted three cornerbacks this year, and added veterans Jacob Lacey and Alphonso Smith.