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Lions Still Dealing With Distractions From Player Arrests

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Head Coach Jim Schwartz talks with quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions during a game against the New Orleans Saints to score a touchdown at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 4, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Saints defeated the Lions 31-17.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Head Coach Jim Schwartz talks with quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions during a game against the New Orleans Saints to score a touchdown at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 4, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints defeated the Lions 31-17. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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Here’s the stat that defines the Lions offseason: relevant free agents signed, four; offseason arrests, six.

Like it or not, fair or not, any momentum the Lions might have taken into the offseason from their 10-6 season and first playoff appearance since 1999 was derailed by a steady stream of drug busts and DUIs.

The latest came last Saturday (June 23) when starting right cornerback Aaron Berry was arrested in Harrisburg, Pa. and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, causing damage to an unattended vehicle and failing to give information to the police.

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