Thursday’s start of training camp can’t get here soon enough for the Lions. An offseason filled with arrests, citations and bad press increased by one today with the reports of cornerback Aaron Berry being arrested for a second time in a month.
Berry was arrested early Saturday morning in his hometown of Harrisburg (Pa.) and charged with three counts of simple assault for allegedly brandishing a firearm, Harrisburg (Pa.) City Police told detroitlions.com.
“Mr. Berry was taken into custody early Saturday and charged with three counts of simple assault on allegations that a firearm was brandished by Mr. Berry,” said. Corp. Gautsch of the Harriburg City Police Department.
Berry was taken into custody around 2:30 a.m. Saturday and then released.
Berry was arrested last month for DUI, two counts of accidents involving unattended vehicles and two counts of failure to stop and give information. He was set to enter a Pennsylvania diversionary program on that incident. It’s unclear how his latest arrest affects those plans.
Along with Berry’s second arrest, defensive tackle Nick Fairley was arrested twice on separate possession of marijuana possession and DUI charges. Running back Mikel Leshoure was cited twice for possession of marijuana and offensive tackle Johnny Culbreath was also arrested for possession of marijuana.
“We are extremely disappointed by the reports involving Aaron Berry,” the Lions said in a statement Sunday. “We are currently gathering more information and will have further comment when appropriate”
Berry heads to training camp as one of the starting cornerbacks opposite Chris Houston and is expected to be a big contributor for the Lions defense this season.
Leshoure has already been suspended the first two games of the regular season and fined an additional two game checks for his incidents. Fairley is still working his way through the Alabama legal system, but he’ll also be subject to NFL discipline once his cases are resolved.
Now add Berry to the list of alleged second-time offenders for the Lions who could be subject to fines or suspensions.
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