Apparently fed up with Berry’s offseason antics, the Lions officially cut ties with the talented third-year player who was slated to start at cornerback for the team in 2012. It was his second arrest of the offseason and the Detroit brass felt they needed to get their point across at their roster, who has been in the headlines all summer.
Berry’s arrests were just a small sample of the many off-field incidents involving Lions players this offseason. Mikel Leshoure was arrested twice for possession of marijuana, Nick Fairley was arrested on separate DUI and marijuana possession charges, and Johnny Culbreath was arrested for possession of marijuana, too.
Not exactly a team full of role models. Berry’s two arrests brought the total of arrests for Lions players to seven this offseason. Seven, unfortunately for Berry, was the unlucky number.
Regardless of what happens next, Berry might has ruined his hopes of becoming an NFL starter and getting that contract to set himself for life. No doubt that some team will take a flier on him, but anything above the minimum at this point is being optimistic. Still, Berry is doing his damage control this morning.