Detroit Lions cornerback Aaron Berry was arrested on early Saturday morning for the second time of the current off-season, this time for simple assault. According to Cpl. Kyle Gautsch of the Harrisburg Police Department there “was a weapon allegedly brandished during the incident.”
You may recall that Berry was arrested on June 23 and charged with suspicion of DUI, failure to stop and render aid from an accident along with other counts.
Berry was arrested at 2:30 a.m. on Saturday and was released several hours later.
After his DUI arrest Berry agreed to enter a diversionary program to stave off further charges, a program that could be in jeopardy based on his newest arrest.
In a statement on Sunday the Detroit Lions wrote:
“We are extremely disappointed by the reports involving Aaron Berry. We are currently gathering more information and will have further comment when appropriate.”
The Detroit Lions have quickly become the arrest team of choice during the 2012 off-season, along with Berry teammates Nick Fairley and Mikel Leshoure have been arrested twice since last season ended. Also arrested this off-season was Johnny Culbreath who was brought up on marijuana charges. Still facing his DWI charge from June 18, 2011 is defensive tackle Corey Williams who appeared in court on Wednesday.
Speaking out against the rampant onslaught of arrests was Pro Bowl defensive tackle Ndamukong who last week told Yahoo! Sports:
“Everybody has to be accountable for themselves, and obviously we as teammates need to hold each other to a higher standard. And that’s being addressed, and some of our teammates will have to deal with repercussions from the league, and I think they’ll handle that the right way and move forward and not let it truly affect us during the season.”
The Detroit Lions are already facing possible fines for player misconduct, fines that look increasingly more likely every single day that passed during the off-season.
Are you surprised by the rising amount of Detroit Lions arrests during the off-season?