Former Lions CB Aaron Berry Hit With 3-Game Suspension By NFL

Former Detroit Lions cornerback Aaron Berry, who is currently a free agent, has been suspended three games by the NFL.

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Aaron Berry Suspended 3 Games By NFL

Former Detroit Lions cornerback Aaron Berry has been suspended for three games by the NFL for violating the league's personal conduct policy, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Berry's suspension stems from two offseason arrests. The first came when he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on June 23. Less than a month later, Berry was arrested for allegedly pulling a gun on three people in Harrisburg, Pa.

Since Berry was with the Lions at the time of the arrests, they can still be held responsible for paying fines due to the player's misconduct, says Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. It has been a pretty tumultuous offseason for the Lions, as Mikel Leshoure was suspended in June for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, while Nick Fairley could be disciplined because of a DUI arrest in late-May.

Berry, 24, appeared in 12 games over two seasons with the Lions. He accumulated 32 tackles and an interception in limited duty.

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Aaron Berry Released By Lions Following Latest Arrest

It's been a long offseason for the Detroit Lions, with players getting in trouble with the law far too much for the team's comfort. Cornerback Aaron Berry was arrested for the second time in only a month on Saturday, this time for an assault charge with a firearm involved.

Apparently, that was more than enough for the Lions, as it was announced by the team on Monday that Berry would no longer be with them.

The 24-year-old corner was projected to start in Detroit's secondary in 2012 after emerging into a decent physical player in 2011, when he played 11 games with the squad. He collected 31 tackles and 11 pass deflections during his 2011 season.

It's a tough break for the Lions to lose a projected starter in such a fashion right before training camp, but the team is clearly sick of seeing their name in the headlines in all the wrong ways.

For more on Berry's situation, stay with this StoryStream. For more Lions coverage, visit Pride of Detroit. And for more NFL off season news, check out SB Nation's NFL hub.

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Aaron Berry Arrest: Detroit Lions CB Arrested Again, Allegedly Brandished Firearm

The Detroit Lions' nightmare of an offseason got even worse in the wee hours on Saturday morning, as defensive back Aaron Berry was arrested for the second time in just a month on assault charges after allegedly brandishing a firearm.

Berry, who was also picked up for a DUI in Pennsylvania after smashing into parked cars last month, was already likely to face disciplinary action from the NFL before this latest incident threw a wrench into everything. According to Pro Football Talk, Berry is rumored to have pointed a gun at three victims from inside a car, although details of the incident have not been made specific.

With his future in a Lions uniform now clouded with doubt, Berry's latest slip-up could prove to be the last straw for an organization that has no desire to remain in the headlines for poor decision-making from its players. Even though the physical defender was projected to start at cornerback for a much-improved Detroit secondary this year, his foolish actions off the field will surely cost him a good chunk of his 2012 campaign at the very least.

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Aaron Berry Arrest: Lions, Berry Release Statements On Incident

Shortly after a report surfaced that Detroit Lions cornerback Aaron Berry had been arrested in Harrisburg, PA, this past weekend, both the team and player released statements about the incident.

Here is the Lions' statement courtesy of the Twitter feed of Tim Twentyman:

"We are extremely disappointed in the reports involving Aaron Berry and the incident in Pennsylvania this past weekend. This is not the standard of behavior we expect from any member of our organization. We have strongly and repeatedly emphasized the need to be accountable on and off the field, which makes this incident with Aaron all the more disappointing. We will have further comments regarding this situation when appropriate."

Berry's statement immediately followed:

"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."

Stay tuned to this StoryStream for all the latest with this developing story.

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