Detroit Lions Release Aaron Berry

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Following his second arrest in less than four weeks this past weekend, Aaron Berry currently finds himself without a job

Berry was arrested this past Saturday morning after aiming a loaded gun at three pedestrians following a traffic dispute.

Calls for Berry’s dismissal from the team began to mount in ernest this morning from those fed up with the amount of arrests Lions players have accumulated this offseason.  Fans and critics alike asked for heads to role and someone to be held accountable.

Dismissing Berry was the right call, but if the Lions organization thinks they’ve sent a strong message to their locker room, they may be mistaken.  Defensive tackle Nick Fairley and running back Mikel Leshoure were both arrested twice this offseason.  However, their roster spots may be protected by their status as former first and second round draft picks, respectively.

Jettisoning either of those two would have sent a clear message to the rest of the Lions locker room.  By releasing Berry, all the Lions have done is prove that if you are an athlete of a certain pedigree, you will be afforded more chances after your mishaps than the average player.

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