Lions terminate contract of CB Aaron Berry

Aaron Berry let go after second off season arrest

Headline Goes Here

DETROIT - The Detroit Lions announced Monday they have terminated the contract of cornerback Aaron Berry.

Berry was arrested for the second time in Pennsylvania during the offseason on Saturday. Cpl. Kyle Gautsch of the Harrisburg Police Department said there "was a weapon allegedly brandished during the incident."

Berry, who is from Harrisburg, was also arrested in that area June 23 on suspicion of DUI, failure to stop and render aid from an accident and other counts. He was set to enter a diversionary program in that case.

His second arrest was the latest bit of bad publicity during a troubled offseason for the Lions.

Running back Mikel Leshoure will miss the first two games this season without pay and will have to give up two more game checks for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Defensive tackle Nick Fairley was arrested twice in two months.

Copyright 2012 by All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.