Following his second arrest in nearly a month’s time, the Detroit Lions terminated the contract of third-year defensive back Aaron Berry. Berry, who came into the league as an undrafted free agent in 2010, although talented, has obviously shown himself to be more trouble than he is worth.
The Lions had little choice in letting go of Berry, who was the seventh Detroit player to be arrested during this off season. This franchise on the rise had to try and save face, and someone had to be the scapegoat. Berry was an easy choice to cut loose, seeing as his rap sheet is longer than his accomplishments in the NFL. Early Saturday morning, Berry was arrested and charged with brandishing a gun at three people from his car. Less than a day before that, Berry had entered into a mandatory diversion program, based on a DUI arrest in June, when his BMW hit two parked cars.
The Indianapolis Colts are obviously thin at the corner back position. Even after trading for corner back D.J. Johnson, the Colts need no part of another short and speedy corner in their secondary, especially one with so many legal issues. Talented but troubled, Berry needs more guidance than opportunity, because he has obviously wasted the opportunities he has been offered so far.