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Lions’ Ronnell Lewis arrested

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It’s the offseason and it’s been almost a month, so it’s about time for a Detroit Lion to get arrested again.

This time it’s Lions defensive end Ronnell Lewis, who was arrested on three misdemeanor complaints after an incident at a bar in Norman, Oklahoma, where Lewis played his college football for the Sooners.

According to ESPN.com, police booked Lewis at 1:30 a.m. Saturday on charges of disturbing the peace, public intoxication and interfering with official procedure. Few details have been released about the incident.

A fourth-round draft pick of the Lions last year, Lewis was mostly a special teams player as a rookie.

This is the second time this offseason that a Lion has been arrested: Detroit safety Amari Spievey was charged last month with third-degree assault, risk of injury to a child and disorderly conduct. In 2012, the Lions were getting arrested at a pace of about one a month in the offseason: Mikel Leshoure was caught with marijuana twice, Nick Fairley was caught with marijuana once and arrested for drunk driving once, Johnny Culbreath was caught with marijuana once and Aaron Berry was arrested once for drunk driving and once for brandishing a weapon during a traffic dispute.

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  1. jpb12 says: Apr 23, 2013 5:30 PM

    Lions (insert name here) arrested…

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 23, 2013 5:31 PM

    He was at first incorrectly identified as Ron L. Lewis.

  3. prmpft says: Apr 23, 2013 5:32 PM

    Man – is Detroit like “The Longest Yard” or what?

  4. vikes69 says: Apr 23, 2013 5:33 PM

    reset the blotter…wow a lions player arrested, something new and different……….

  5. Logicalvoice says: Apr 23, 2013 5:34 PM

    Hopefully the Lions will cut him. The Redskins could use some talent no matter what they are charged with.

  6. richcranium2112 says: Apr 23, 2013 5:35 PM

    ‘Bout time! Lions have been slacking in this department for a little while!

  7. gadzod says: Apr 23, 2013 5:36 PM

    Time to reset the arrest count. 5 days seemed a little too long in between NFL player arrests, anyways.

  8. mwatts1 says: Apr 23, 2013 5:36 PM

    Detriot Lions (AKA Snooky of the NFL)

  9. seaeagle707 says: Apr 23, 2013 5:38 PM

    Book ‘em, Danno.

  10. Just a Fan says: Apr 23, 2013 5:39 PM

    So what……sounds like he had a good time. Happens every day. Sometimes to me, on a very good night.

  11. acmepackers says: Apr 23, 2013 5:39 PM

    Amazing that Titus Young’s name didn’t come up in this article of Detroit losers. What a great group of guys.

  12. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Apr 23, 2013 5:41 PM

    To everyone who is about to take a snide cheap shot at the Lions: I think I speak for all Detroit fans when I say that we really don’t care what you think. Go ahead and make whatever juvenile comment you were about to make. This will have absolutely zero impact on our season. I’ve barely even heard this guys name and I’m a hardcore Lions fan so I’m pretty sure we’ll be ok.

  13. mvp43 says: Apr 23, 2013 5:42 PM

    Nothing kicks off the NFL season like the draft and a Detroit Lion getting arrested…..

  14. dustinq says: Apr 23, 2013 5:43 PM

    As a long committed Lions fan, this is disappointing. I’m diehard, but objective. It isn’t “directly” Jim Schwartz,’ Martin Mayhew, or Tom Lewand’s fault that players are arrested during the offseason in Oklahoma, but it does speak to a lack of respect for the head coaches message. I’ve long thought Schwartz to be a buffoon whose message isn’t taken seriously; he mismanages just about everything.

  15. jaggedmark says: Apr 23, 2013 5:43 PM

    He was tased. We’ve learned that.

  16. wludford says: Apr 23, 2013 5:44 PM

    Anybody willing to bet this is the last Detroit Lion to get arrested this off-season? If so, I’ll take that bet. Just name your amount.

  17. seaeagle707 says: Apr 23, 2013 5:44 PM

    Isn’t there a player who can re-arrange his wife’s teeth? Or get caught selling two pounds of white? Or running naked through his girlfriend’s neighborhood? I mean, being drunk outside a bar in cowboy-land, isn’t much of a crime. Whatever happened to the good old days of real hitters, like Plaxico?

  18. MichaelWrites says: Apr 23, 2013 5:44 PM

    A Lion getting arrested for a misdemeanor? Team leaders need to step up and set a better example by committing some felonies.

  19. golforepar says: Apr 23, 2013 5:48 PM

    I WAS FRAMED!!

  20. thesteelers says: Apr 23, 2013 5:49 PM

    Schwartz was dirty in Tennessee and he is dirty in Detroit. He learned under Jeff Fisher, the king of dirt (though, a very good coach). There is no coincidence that Fisher hired Gregg Williams just before the scandal broke out.

  21. wludford says: Apr 23, 2013 5:49 PM

    Anyone got the over/under on Lions arrests this off-season? 5? 10?

  22. runwright44 says: Apr 23, 2013 5:50 PM

    Intoxicated while hanging out in bar…..go figure.

  23. whatjusthapped says: Apr 23, 2013 5:51 PM

    PFT could do an arrest meter just for the Lion’s.

    At least they lead the league in one category.

  24. kylexitron says: Apr 23, 2013 5:52 PM

    superior evaluators of character and talent out there in Detroit.

  25. rbell2123 says: Apr 23, 2013 5:52 PM

    As a Lions fan I am starting to miss Matt Millen the players he drafted were just bust and the players Mayhew draft keep getting busted…Looks like i will have to wear bag over my head to lions games this year or maybe prison orange so players feel at home?

  26. medtxpack says: Apr 23, 2013 5:52 PM

    “I’ve barely even heard this guys name and I’m a hardcore Lions fan so I’m pretty sure we’ll be ok.”

    Then you are not a HARDCORE Lions fan.

  27. gbpshareholder says: Apr 23, 2013 5:53 PM

    Too Funny!!! This seems like a total failure of the teams management at this point… When was the last time this many members of one team have been in trouble with the law in a 2 year span? This seems to have spanned 2 management regimes as well…
    and Go Pack Go!!!

  28. gripless says: Apr 23, 2013 5:54 PM

    Maybe he could hire Reese to be his spokeswoman

  29. jrod2go says: Apr 23, 2013 5:54 PM

    Packer fans seem to have forgotten the Mark Chmura incident. Shouldn’t really be tossing the judgmental stones. Not saying the Lions are perfect, just reminder Packers aren’t either.

  30. NoobTubeTV says: Apr 23, 2013 5:56 PM

    Between the Lions and the Bengals there should be enough to populate a prison.

  31. diabetic1010 says: Apr 23, 2013 5:56 PM

    Those Lions need some TEBOW in their lives….he’d set em straight

  32. bengalskuta82 says: Apr 23, 2013 6:02 PM

    As a bengals fan I must say that this kind of news like “who dey gonna arrest next” has been replaced “when dey gonna win a playoff game”.funny how quickly things change in a few years.

  33. mazblast says: Apr 23, 2013 6:03 PM

    mvp43 says: Apr 23, 2013 5:42 PM

    Nothing kicks off the NFL season like the draft and a Detroit Lion getting arrested…..
    ————————————-
    Or a Raider, or a Bagel, or (sigh) a Steeler.

  34. bloggerbrian says: Apr 23, 2013 6:06 PM

    The Bears’ Webb and Rodriguez were both arrested in 2013. Same number as Lions arrests, yet no one talks about those.

  35. bloggerbrian says: Apr 23, 2013 6:10 PM

    Minnesota had 7 2011 arrests, 3 in 2012, including Adrian Peterson. Lots of bad decision makers in the NFL.

  36. dustinq says: Apr 23, 2013 6:10 PM

    The Bears have two offseason arrests this year as well. I want a story on that too.

  37. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Apr 23, 2013 6:10 PM

    medtxpack says:
    Apr 23, 2013 5:52 PM
    “I’ve barely even heard this guys name and I’m a hardcore Lions fan so I’m pretty sure we’ll be ok.”

    Then you are not a HARDCORE Lions fan.

    Yeah you’re right genius. He was a fourth round pick a year ago who never played. There wouldn’t be any reason to hear much about him. I didn’t say that I had never heard of him or didn’t know who he was. It reflects very poorly on you that it’s necessary for me to explain the difference.

  38. mtchainsmoker says: Apr 23, 2013 6:11 PM

    Hmmm . . . Lions keep getting arrested, and the Lions always play on Thanksgiving. In the interest of saving time, why don’t they just combine the two and have the police raid the stadium on Thanksgiving Day and cart off the entire team?

  39. coltzfan166 says: Apr 23, 2013 6:12 PM

    A Lions player was arrested…..nothing new. Nothing to see here people….

  40. dustinq says: Apr 23, 2013 6:13 PM

    Vikings had 7 2011 arrests and 3 in 2012. Shhhh….don’t tell anyone. Keep up the hateful Lions propaganda; it’s too easy.

  41. kylexitron says: Apr 23, 2013 6:14 PM

    Lions players are the NFL equivalent of Groundhog day – if a player steps outside the facility and isn’t immediately taken into custody, it’s not draft time yet.

  42. bricktop02 says: Apr 23, 2013 6:19 PM

    You have to love ” Them”.

  43. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Apr 23, 2013 6:21 PM

    Unless a Detroit Lion is found at least drunk and naked at a drive thru window none should reset the ticker. Cullen set the bar way too high for this kid to be mentioned.

  44. ickyfreakingwoods says: Apr 23, 2013 6:24 PM

    Give the guy a break.

    Last time I drank 17 beers the night didn’t turn out like I planned.

  45. hendeeze says: Apr 23, 2013 6:34 PM

    How is Mike Brown ever going to learn not to draft character risks, when the Lions make his team look like boy scouts?

  46. liontuss says: Apr 23, 2013 6:38 PM

    I agree with dusting about Schwartz. This may be that one more sign that he is not respected by his players. I mean, really, the Leos are just like any other club in terms of general operations so why is there such poor discipline?

    When I was in grade school and sent “to the office” I always hoped the Vice Principal would be there because I didn’t respect him nor was I at all intimidated. And I sure wouldn’t listen to him.

    And to make this more miserable, Lewis is one of only 3 DE’s on the team – a real team weakness at this point. So can you really suspend him (if that’s even considered)? Lions management is not only doing things wrong somewhere, but they also have the worst luck in terms of the timing of the off-field issues.

    Funny how the strong teams seem to have much less “bad luck”.

    Go Lions.

  47. axespray says: Apr 23, 2013 6:43 PM

    bloggerbrian says:
    Apr 23, 2013 6:06 PM
    “The Bears’ Webb and Rodriguez were both arrested in 2013. Same number as Lions arrests, yet no one talks about those.”
    —————————–
    bloggerbrian says:
    Apr 23, 2013 6:10 PM
    “Minnesota had 7 2011 arrests, 3 in 2012, including Adrian Peterson. Lots of bad decision makers in the NFL.”
    ———————————-

    You should just repost those on the next article ripping on the lions, probably the best way to stunt the people trolling your team.

  48. jrs45 says: Apr 23, 2013 6:44 PM

    Detroit Bengals lol

  49. gbpshareholder says: Apr 23, 2013 6:44 PM

    jrod2go
    Packer fans seem to have forgotten the Mark Chmura incident. Shouldn’t really be tossing the judgmental stones. Not saying the Lions are perfect, just reminder Packers aren’t either.

    OK there is 1… now pull off your shoes and count up all the Lions who have had issues since then…!!!

  50. areyouinsecure says: Apr 23, 2013 6:46 PM

    How many people that left comments here have been in a bar? How many people have drank in a bar? How many people have been in a bar, drinking, and been in a misunderstanding? Most of you all are arrogant!

  51. gbpshareholder says: Apr 23, 2013 6:52 PM

    areyouinsecure
    How many people that left comments here have been in a bar? How many people have drank in a bar? How many people have been in a bar, drinking, and been in a misunderstanding? Most of you all are arrogant!

    Then again most of us don’t make millions and represent an organization like these players do…

  52. trebor64 says: Apr 23, 2013 6:59 PM

    Maybe a nice orange uniform would work.

  53. thestrategyexpert says: Apr 23, 2013 7:01 PM

    Every player in bold was also a weak draft pick except for maybe Fairley. The Lions are extremely bad at drafting.

  54. onbucky96 says: Apr 23, 2013 7:19 PM

    Nice to see Detroit is in midseason form. This team neefs The Honey Badger. Seriously. Also, please never fire Jim Schwartz. The law breaking began once he arrived.

  55. istateyourname says: Apr 23, 2013 7:23 PM

    What PFT needs is a “Days Without An Arrest Meter” for each team…Shirley, one of these teams can go more than 3 weeks or so without an arrest, can’t they?

    P.S. I surrender this brilliant idea to the public domain, no rights reserved, no compensation will be sought or accepted in exchange for improving your little website here. You’re welcome.

  56. jrod2go says: Apr 23, 2013 7:25 PM

    @gbpshare- I’d rather see DUI’s and pot possessions all day long out of my team over statutory rape. Jermichael Finley apparently is big on paying child support either if you needed another example of that outstanding pack character.

  57. gbpshareholder says: Apr 23, 2013 7:40 PM

    jrod2go
    @gbpshare- I’d rather see DUI’s and pot possessions all day long out of my team over statutory rape. Jermichael Finley apparently is big on paying child support either if you needed another example of that outstanding pack character.

    I was talking numbers man, not level of offense. If the Pack cut all problem players they could still field a team, unlike the Lions.

  58. gbpshareholder says: Apr 23, 2013 7:43 PM

    How many times have we heard this from the Lion’s in the last 3 years???

    “We are aware of the incident involving Ronnell Lewis. We are in the process of gathering more information and have no further comment at this time,” the team’s statement said.

    Enough said… this kind of crap would never fly in Title Town!!!

  59. gbpshareholder says: Apr 23, 2013 7:50 PM

    On a lighter note how about a Viking’s joke… it’s old but classic…

    Why do the Viking’s wear purple?
    You try choking for 50 years and not being purple!!!

    Go Pack Go!!!

  60. lionsyooper says: Apr 23, 2013 7:52 PM

    gbsharholder says: “OK there is 1…”

    How about… 2. Nick Barnett 3. Erik Walden 4. Johnny Jolly (twice) 5. Brandon Underwood all just off the top of my head…

    Not to mention, Matt Flynn, Khalil Jones, Josh Sitton, Korey Hall, Brad Jones, and your Packer boy toy Clay Matthews were all involved in the Johnny Jolly incident in the Dells a couple of years ago.

    Correct, the Lions had more arrests in the last year. However, the Green Bay Packers had nearly double the arrests of the Detroit Lions from 2001 to 2011. The Lions had 7 during that time compared to 13 for the Pack.

    On a side note, I find it quite humorous that Packer fans come on here to bash a guy for having too much to drink at the bar. Consider this, Wisconsin has the highest number of binge drinkers in the nation — one in four adults, and I have a strange suspicion that ratio jumps much higher when referring individuals identifying themselves as Packer fans. You shouldn’t throw stones if you live in a glass house.

  61. flyboy123456 says: Apr 23, 2013 7:56 PM

    These blacks are more entertaining than going to the movies.

  62. gbpshareholder says: Apr 23, 2013 8:08 PM

    However, the Green Bay Packers had nearly double the arrests of the Detroit Lions from 2001 to 2011. The Lions had 7 during that time compared to 13 for the Pack.

    You didn’t mention the Super Bowl they won in that span either… how many have your Lion’s won?

    Just face the facts… most team want to be like the Packers… no team wants to be, or even be like the Lions!!!

  63. scratchnpost1234 says: Apr 23, 2013 8:15 PM

    lionsyooper, Let them crow. They live in Hof Braus and drink beer while eating pork stuffed with extra fat and cheese encased in pig intestines, They gotta have a little fun before their hearts explode.

  64. scratchnpost1234 says: Apr 23, 2013 8:18 PM

    See what I mean “gbsharholder” a good example Look he can’t even spell his own name right( he’s a sharholder….what’s a Shar?) and he probably hasn’t taken a dump from all the cheese he eats in like 2 years…..

  65. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Apr 23, 2013 8:18 PM

    lionsyooper says:
    Apr 23, 2013 7:52 PM
    gbsharholder says: “OK there is 1…”

    How about… 2. Nick Barnett 3. Erik Walden 4. Johnny Jolly (twice) 5. Brandon Underwood all just off the top of my head…

    Not to mention, Matt Flynn, Khalil Jones, Josh Sitton, Korey Hall, Brad Jones, and your Packer boy toy Clay Matthews were all involved in the Johnny Jolly incident in the Dells a couple of years ago.

    Correct, the Lions had more arrests in the last year. However, the Green Bay Packers had nearly double the arrests of the Detroit Lions from 2001 to 2011. The Lions had 7 during that time compared to 13 for the Pack.

    On a side note, I find it quite humorous that Packer fans come on here to bash a guy for having too much to drink at the bar. Consider this, Wisconsin has the highest number of binge drinkers in the nation — one in four adults, and I have a strange suspicion that ratio jumps much higher when referring individuals identifying themselves as Packer fans. You shouldn’t throw stones if you live in a glass house.

    gbpshareholder-what just happened to you is called “getting served”
    Now go try to cash that “stock” in and see how much money they give you for it.

  66. scratchnpost1234 says: Apr 23, 2013 8:19 PM

    2 words for ya buddy….stool softener

  67. eightandeightlions says: Apr 23, 2013 8:23 PM

    Teams may want to be in the Packers’ position in 2010 (back into the playoffs based on touchdowns the Mn that should clearly not have counted). NO team would want part of the overwhelming disappointing soft team that is the Packers 2011-current. And consider this, it will only get worse, and softer, with the crazy Matthews contract. Losers always

  68. countyk66ers says: Apr 23, 2013 8:28 PM

    So what the guy had a few beers and got a little obnoxious. We would have given him a ride home in Green Bay.

  69. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Apr 23, 2013 8:48 PM

    This just in, the Lions are changing team colors to orange so they can pick up trash on Saturday and play football Sunday.

  70. keiselsbeard says: Apr 23, 2013 8:54 PM

    Must be something in the water up there

  71. green41563 says: Apr 23, 2013 9:03 PM

    The guy’s in the NFL, and he goes back to party in his old college town?

    What a loser.

  72. timdavis697 says: Apr 23, 2013 9:24 PM

    Are you kidding me pack fans want to be like your team get real get of your high horse not even a Lion fan but my god

  73. frank booth says: Apr 23, 2013 9:36 PM

    johnelwayishorsefaced says: Apr 23, 2013 5:41 PM

    “To everyone who is about to take a snide cheap shot at the Lions: I think I speak for all Detroit fans when I say that we really don’t care what you think. Go ahead and make whatever juvenile comment you were about to make. This will have absolutely zero impact on our season. I’ve barely even heard this guys name and I’m a hardcore Lions fan so I’m pretty sure we’ll be ok.”

    Clearly you do care, otherwise you wouldn’t have made that statement nor would you keep hopping back here.

    Not a Packers fan, but who cares what happened between 2001 and 2011; it’s 2013 now

  74. pooflingingmonkey says: Apr 23, 2013 9:42 PM

    Lions fans comparing their team to the Packers are essentially trying to swim up Niagara Falls. The only team you’re superior to is Cleveland… just like the other 30 teams.

  75. InFact says: Apr 23, 2013 9:59 PM

    eightandeightlions:

    How is Green Bay “losers always” (your words)? — given it is one of three NFL teams to have the best regular season record since 1993.

    It’s an obvious fact to also note it has four SB wins and the Lions have none.

  76. 13arod says: Apr 23, 2013 10:12 PM

    this is why the lions have no fans

  77. 13arod says: Apr 23, 2013 10:12 PM

    this is why the lions have no fans

  78. medtxpack says: Apr 23, 2013 10:13 PM

    lionsyooper says: Apr 23, 2013 7:52 PM

    gbsharholder says: “OK there is 1…”

    How about… 2. Nick Barnett 3. Erik Walden 4. Johnny Jolly (twice) 5. Brandon Underwood all just off the top of my head…

    Not to mention, Matt Flynn, Khalil Jones, Josh Sitton, Korey Hall, Brad Jones, and your Packer boy toy Clay Matthews were all involved in the Johnny Jolly incident in the Dells a couple of years ago.

    Correct, the Lions had more arrests in the last year. However, the Green Bay Packers had nearly double the arrests of the Detroit Lions from 2001 to 2011. The Lions had 7 during that time compared to 13 for the Pack.

    On a side note, I find it quite humorous that Packer fans come on here to bash a guy for having too much to drink at the bar. Consider this, Wisconsin has the highest number of binge drinkers in the nation — one in four adults, and I have a strange suspicion that ratio jumps much higher when referring individuals identifying themselves as Packer fans. You shouldn’t throw stones if you live in a glass house.
    ___________________________________

    Youre an idiot. Not all were arrested. Win more than 8 games, make the playoffs and possibly win a Super Bowl and the media and rival fans wont focus on the arrests of your players. When you are successful on the field, petty arrests will take precedent as the reason for the breakdown.

  79. kevingreene160sacknoHOFclub says: Apr 23, 2013 10:23 PM

    You have to be beyond 5th dimension sh%thammered if you’re Ronnell Lewis to closed fist strike a guy in front of a cop in Norman, Oklahoma. Thank God they didn’t let bullets fly.

  80. thefiesty1 says: Apr 23, 2013 10:25 PM

    Nothing good happens at 1:30 in the morning, especially in Oklahoma.

  81. shkz4 says: Apr 23, 2013 10:35 PM

    Hey, where’s lionsdraftguy…who talks about other teams being classless…lol

  82. lionsyooper says: Apr 23, 2013 11:05 PM

    @medtxpack
    There seems to be a bit of a misconception related to the number of arrests by Lions players that the average uneducated NFL fan does not comprehend. It may result from a biased media, a skewed perspective, or just utter lack of knowledge on one’s own part.

    Case in point, the following is a breakdown of the number of arrests by team in the NFC North alone, from 2001 to 2011:
    Vikings – 34
    Bears – 19
    Packers – 13
    Lions – 7

    If these numbers are not recent enough to make the point, the Vikings have had 10 arrests since the beginning of 2011 to present and the Lions have had 7.

    Try to take an objective look at things before you start spewing out your uneducated opinions.

    By the way, medtxpack, you should really try to come up with a more logical response related to the discussion topic at hand, rather than bringing up random nonsense that isn’t even applicable. Also, if you could read, the second paragraph states, “Were all involved.” I know they weren’t arrested, I was there.

    “Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance is the death of knowledge.”

  83. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Apr 23, 2013 11:38 PM

    lionsyooper says: Apr 23, 2013 11:05 PM …
    —————————————–

    It’s not quantity … it’s quality.

    In the NFC it’s Lions hands f#cking down dude. Until your crappy Ford ownership turns over you will do nothing.

  84. kingpel says: Apr 24, 2013 12:50 AM

    Another alcohol fueled lover’s quarrel?

  85. lakermetskins says: Apr 24, 2013 1:34 AM

    Detroit Raiders!

  86. ahs2 says: Apr 24, 2013 1:40 AM

    As long as he performs on the field, I don’t care. These are neanderthals getting paid ridiculous money to play a game that entertains me, nothing more, nothing less.

  87. ttothaj says: Apr 24, 2013 2:28 AM

    Is this a stock story by now… Like an obituary for an oldster?

  88. red sky at night says: Apr 24, 2013 5:30 AM

    The NFC north, trash talking, extravaganza. It’s nice to know that other divisions fans are the same as the NFC wests fans. Carry on, fellas and go 49ers.

  89. izlez says: Apr 24, 2013 7:38 AM

    At least the severity of the things they’re being arrested for seems to be going down?

    You gotta crawl before you can walk.

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