No more football for Aaron Berry. Cut from the Detroit Lions on July 23, 2012 for his actions during the off-season, it is unlikely that another team will want this problem child. Berry's arrest on simple assault charges over the weekend sealed his NFL fate. It is about time the NFL took a stand on players who cannot stay out of jail.
The Detroit Lions had their share of issues during the off-season. One of their biggest problems is Aaron Berry. The July 2012 arrest for DUI was the first of Berry's off-season troubles. Three counts of simple assault filed on July 21, 2012, could end his NFL career. The Detroit Lions announced on their home page that Aaron Berry's contract is terminated for "personal conduct which adversely affects the club."
Lions president Tom Lewand states, "We have repeatedly stressed to everyone in our organization that there will be appropriate consequences when an expected standard of behavior is not upheld."
The NFL does not need another problem child. Looks like Berry's arrest is a career ending mistake. He does not posses superstar talent that would justify another team to take a risk by signing him. Talented cornerbacks are a dime a dozen in the NFL.
Why was Aaron Berry cut instead of receiving a reprimand? The answer is the Lions have had enough with players ending up in jail. The team needs to focus on football, not putting out media fires caused by illegal actions of the team members. If the players keep getting arrested, the team will have to hold practice in the prison yard instead of the stadium.