Detroit Lions cornerback Aaron Berry added to the team’s off-season brushes with law enforcement last Saturday morning in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
The third-year veteran was charged with suspicion of driving under the influence, driving into unattended cars, and failure to stop and provide aid at the scene of an accident around 4 a.m. on Saturday.
The police report, courtesy of the Detroit Free-Press, offered some unflattering details about Berry’s driving prowess:
A police news release obtained Tuesday by Lancaster (Pa.) TV station WGAL-8 stated: “One witness reported that a man driving a BMW ran into two parked cars on the south side of the street. One car was pushed onto the curb. The driver of the striking vehicle then stopped along the curb and walked away. He was seen entering the Hilton Hotel. The officers confirmed the crash details and went to the Hilton Hotel where they found Berry staggering out.”
Following his arrest, Berry issued a statement regarding his actions:
“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.”
Berry, who declined to take a breathalyzer test after the incident, joins teammate Nick Fairley as the latest Lion to be charged with DUI.
Overall, Berry’s arrest is the sixth citation against a Detroit Lion during the off-season. Fairley, second-year running back Mikel Leshoure, and offensive lineman Johnny Culbreath also received citations for their transgressions.
These incidents continue to hound an organization that should be looking forward to building on a playoff appearance last year.
Instead, we’ve seemingly heard about DUI and marijuana charges as much as Calvin Johnson and Matthew Stafford since they bumped from the 2011 postseason.
While I have a moment, quick question….
WHY DON’T THESE GUYS CALL FOR A TAXI OR HAVE A DRIVER?
OR BETTER YET, DON’T THEY HAVE AGENTS WHO SHOULD BE ASSISTING THEM WITH THESE LIFE MATTERS? WASN’T THE WHOLE CONCEPT OF Jerry Maguire BUILT OFF OF STRONG PLAYER/AGENT RELATIONSHIPS?
Ok, back to normal.
Berry played in 11 games, while starting three of them for Detroit in 2011.
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