Lions’ Berry Arrested For DUI, Team ‘Disappointed’
DETROIT (97.1 The Ticket) Lions’ cornerback Aaron Berry, who gained national notoriety with a Tweet earlier this year, is reportedly in trouble again.
Berry was arrested Saturday morning in Harrisburg, Penn., on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, two counts of causing accidental damage to an unattended vehicle or property and two counts of failure to stop and give information to law enforcement.
He reportedly struck parked vehicles in a hotel parking lot, was arrested and released pending charges. Reports say Berry was “uncooperative” at the scene.
Barry was quick to apologize in a statement issued on Facebook:
“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.”
The Lions also issued a statement:
“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 made waves in January after a loss to the New Orleans Saints when he Tweeted, “Y’all can go back to being Broke & Miserable…now back to regular scheduled programming…” He later apologized.
Berry joined the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He’s fighting for a chance to become a starter in 2012.