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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