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Avril Gives Lions Moral Center They Need After Offseason Transgressions

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DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 16: Cliff Avril #92 of the Detroit Lions pumps his arms after a tackle during a NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at Ford Field on October 16, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI – OCTOBER 16: Cliff Avril #92 of the Detroit Lions pumps his arms after a tackle during a NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at Ford Field on October 16, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

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Cliff Avril of the Detroit Lions is asked about his team’s offseason turmoil. Turmoil isn’t the word. More like mushroom cloud. Avril is intelligent, thoughtful and blunt. His words do not receive a mincing when speaking of the chaos on his own team.

“We all do stupid things whether you’re an NFL player or not,” said Avril in an interview with CBSSports.com. “The Lions aren’t a bunch of bad guys or thugs. But it is true that some of the young guys on our team need to think before they act. They still don’t understand that in the NFL, everything you do is magnified.

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