Lions cornerback Aaron Berry was arrested early Saturday morning in Harrisburg, PA on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, two counts of causing accidental damage to an unattended vehicle or property and two counts of failure to stop and give information to law enforcement.
According to a source, Berry was driving near the Hilton Harrisburg Hotel early Saturday morning when the car he was driving struck other parked vehicles.
Berry allegedly exited his car and began to walk away from the scene. A witness followed him and called the police.
Berry was arrested by Officer Duane Pyles at 4:45am and transported to the Harrisburg Police Department booking center.
According to a source, Berry was not cooperative when asked for personal information during the booking process and also refused to submit to a breathalyzer test.
Aaron Berry released a statement through Facebook regarding the matter:
“I want to offer a sincere apology to the Lions organization, Lions fans, the coaches and all my teammates for my actions this past weekend. This is not the example I want to set for young people and it’s certainly not what my team and coaches expect from me. I promise to do everything in my power to make sure this never happens again. I understand these are just words and it will be my future actions that ultimately will speak for me.”
W&L has previously chronicled was has been a tumultuous offseason for the Lions:
The Detroit Pistons of the late 80s used a bruising style of play that lead them to a string of long playoff runs, plus back-to-back titles during their heyday. This lead to them being labeled as “The Bad Boys” of the NBA.
A new crop Detroit athletes are earning the moniker of “Bad Boys” for all the wrong reasons.
The Detroit Lions offseason has been marred by multiple instances of questionable and bone-headed decision making by some of their players. Here’s a brief recap of their mishaps:
- Nick Fairley: Fairley was arrested on April 3rd in his hometown of Mobile, Alabama for marijuana possession. He followed that up with a DUI arrest on May 27th. He was also cited for reckless driving (driving 100MPH) and attempting to evade officers. Fairley also had an open container of alcohol in his vehicle plus no proof of vehicle insurance.
- Mikel Leshoure: Arrested twice in one month span (February 18th & March 12th) on marijuana charges
- Titus Young: Sucker punched teammate and starting safety Louis Delmas after a heated argument during a workout session. Young was barred from Lions’ facilities for an extended period and only recently allowed to return.