The Detroit Lions took a hit to their roster Wednesday and another one could be coming in what has turned into an offseason marred by off-field trouble.
Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure has been suspended for two games without pay and will have to give up two more game checks for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.
“There has to be accountability, there will be accountability,” said Detroit Lions’ Tom Lewand.
Club president Tim Lewand said he has been in contact with commissioner Roger Goodell regarding the off-field troubles of second-year players Nick Fairley and Mikel Leshoure.
Last Saturday, for the second time in less than two months, Lions 2011 first-round pick Nick Fairley was arrested.
Monday the Lions were on the field for the first day of OTA’s (organized team activities) in Allen Park.
The Lions have some drama as they begin organized team activities in Allen Park this week.
When Nick Fairley and Mikel Leshoure were arrested for bad driving and possession of marijuana people emailed me and said Lions coach Jim Schwartz has lost control of the team.
The Lions haven’t had a quiet offseason. Instead current and former players have spent a fair amount of time on the police blotter.
On draft red flags, Lewand said, “There are a lot of different risks: medical risks, character risks, work ethic. There are a lot of different things to look at.”