Aaron Berry has been testing the patience of the Detroit Lions since he entered the league and it has finally cost him. After his arrest over the weekend, the Lions have cut the cornerback and have hopefully sent a message to the rest of their roster.
This is the first time I will applaud a personnel move by the Lions in a long time. Aaron Berry needed to be cut and a message needed to be sent. The Lions have found themselves on the wrong end of the law too many times and this message needs to be sent to show players that they are serious.
Aaron Berry is extremely talented but he keeps throwing it all away. This might just be enough to send him a message and some team will take a shot with him. He will be suspended barring a change of heart and policy from the league, but that might be for the best. It could give him enough time off to refocus his life. Then again, it might cause him to get in more trouble. Kind of a difficult rope to walk.
The Lions were growing a reputation as a team that had no rules and no boundaries. This move shows that they might not be a lost cause after all. If this keeps players from pushing the limits, it is worth the price of a talented young player. Keep it up Lions. You might not be laughed at for much longer.