Lions release CB Berry

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 11:13 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Lions cut CB Aaron Berry, who was arrested over the weekend for the second time in a month. In the team release, the Lions released Berry for “personal conduct which adversely affects the club.”

Berry was arrested early Saturday and charged with three counts of simple assault for allegedly brandishing a firearm in his hometown of Harrisburg (Pa.).

“We have repeatedly stressed to everyone in our organization that there will be appropriate consequences when an expected standard of behavior is not upheld,” team president Tom Lewand said.

Last month, Berry was arrested for DUI and charged with two counts of failure to stop and give information to law enforcement and a pair of counts of causing accidental damage to an unattended vehicle or property. For that arrest, Berry was set to enter a Pennsylvania diversionary program. Following that arrest, Berry released a statement apologizing.

On Sunday, the Lions released the following statement: “We are extremely disappointed by the reports involving Aaron Berry. We are currently gathering more information and will have further comment when appropriate.”

Berry is entering his third NFL season. In 2011, he played in 11 games with three starts and made 31 tackles and 11 passes defensed. He was set to compete for a starting cornerback spot in Detroit.