This offseason, one of the biggest stories in the NFL has sadly been the large amount of NFL players who have been arrested, 30 in total. The Lions have been the worst in this regard, as 6 of their players have been arrested a combined 7 times, which both lead the league. Apparently, they’ve had enough of it as they have cut Aaron Berry, who has been arrested twice in the past 30 days, once for DUI and most recently on 3 counts of simple assault.
A month ago, Berry looked like the favorite to be the starter at cornerback, opposite Chris Houston, in place of the departed Eric Wright. Berry did a solid job on the slot last season and the organization thought very highly of him. Berry has totally messed that up as he is now off the team. He will enter the NFL’s substance abuse policy and will not be a hot commodity on the open market. He’ll still be subject to suspension when he does sign with another team. Meanwhile, his absence thins an already weak Lions’ secondary. Jacob Lacey, who struggled mightily as a starter in Indianapolis last year, and 3rd round rookie Dwight Bentley will now compete for the starting job.