Ever hear of the expression “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me?” It has been reported in Detroit that the Lions cornerback, Aaron Berry, has been arrested again for the second time during this offseason. According to the Harrisburg Police Department, Cpl. Kyle Gautsch says that the cornerback was taken into custody during the early hours of Saturday morning. He was arrested for three charges of simple assault and Gautsch added that there “was a weapon allegedly brandished during the incident.”
This is not his first run in with the law in Harrisburg this offseason. A native of there, Berry was previously arrested back on June 23rd on suspicion of DUI, failure to stop and render aid from an accident and other counts, as reported on ESPN.
Though arrested around 2:30 am Saturday, the Detroit Free Press reported earlier Sunday morning that Gautsch told them he is “no longer at our holding facility.” It is also unknown if the firearm Berry had is registered. Apparently, Berry has two different lawyers representing him, as his attorney in the DUI case was unaware of a second arrest.
Regarding his latest arrest, Corky Goldstein, Berry’s lawyer, said, “I would just hope that everybody just holds their judgment on this matter. There’s a lot more to this situation. … I know Aaron is very upset over this whole situation. Let’s give the opportunity for all the facts to come out.”
Meanwhile, the Free Press reported Tuesday that Berry was set to enter a diversionary program following his arrest in June. No one knows how this latest incident will affect the deal he had made. What also is unknown is how the organization and the NFL will treat this latest incident. On their website Sunday, the Lions stated that “We are extremely disappointed by the reports involving Aaron Berry. We are currently gathering more information and will have further comment when appropriate.”
This has been the latest of run-ins with the law involving Detroit’s football players this offseason. According to ESPN, Nick Fairley, Mikel Leshoure (both players have each been arrested twice during the offseason) and Johnny Culbreath have had run-ins with the law this offseason. In addition, defensive tackle Corey Williams appeared in court this past Wednesday to face a DWI charge from an arrest in June of last year.
This would be Berry’s third season in the NFL though he hasn’t played much for the Detroit Lions. He started only a few games for them last season and only one game the previous season. Training camp for Lion veterans is said to start this Thursday in Allen Park, Michigan.