It has been a rough off season for the Detroit Lions as they battle not only scorching temperatures during their OTA’s but their own players who seem to keep getting into trouble. With the arrest of Aaron Berry over the weekend for suspecion of DUI and failure ot stop and render aid, police said Berry drove into several parked cars before attempting to leave.
“He hit it that hard,” Sgt. Louis Rodriguez of the Harrisburg PD said of a car that was pushed over a curb. “The witness called the police, pointed out where the car was, which was up the street at the Hilton. The officers went up to the Hilton and that’s where they had found it.”
According to Sgt. Rodriguez, Barry was
“Extremely uncooperative. He refused to answer questions.”
This is the sixth player to fall out of grace with the Lions organization. Running back Mikel Leshoure was suspended for two games and fined two additional game checks by the NFL after being cited twice for possession of marijuana. Defensive tackle Nick Fairley was arrested twice, for suspicion of DUI and marijuana possession. Offensive lineman Johnny Culbreath was arrested for marijuana possession in January.
The Lions front office issued this statement:
“We are extremely disappointed in the reports involving Aaron Berry and the incident in Pennsylvania this past weekend. This is not the standard of behavior we expect from any member of our organization. We have strongly and repeatedly emphasized the need to be accountable on and off the field, which makes this incident with Aaron all the more disappointing. We will have further comments regarding this situation when appropriate.”