Roger Goodell Must Take Severe Measures to Curb Lions Unruly Offseason Behavior
There was a time, not that long ago, when the only time we talked about the Detroit Lions was to mock the franchise for its ineptitude on the field. Now, though, they are being talked about for much more serious reasons, ones that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell needs to take a hard-line stance against.
Cornerback Aaron Berry was reportedly arrested over the weekend on simple assault charges after allegedly pointing a gun at three people.
The Lions released Berry after the arrest, but the damage that a few players keep doing to this franchise can't go unpunished.
Per ESPN.com, the Lions have had three players—Berry, Mikel Leshoure and Nick Fairley—arrested a total of six times this offseason, with Johnny Culbreath having a "marijuana-related run in with police this offseason."
Goodell wants to be the commissioner to change the face of the NFL. He wants players to be held accountable for their actions, as evidenced by a number of the penalties he has levied throughout his tenure—Adam "Pacman" Jones, Michael Vick, etc.—but he has been quiet with regards to the Lions.
Who Should Be Held Accountable For The Lions' Offseason Woes?
If I were Goodell, I would be looking at the kind of environment that the Lions have going on in the locker room. Three players being arrested does not make a bad or corrupt environment, but you have to curtail the issue before it gets completely out of hand and all control has been lost.
Goodell has proven that he is not afraid to take any measures he feels necessary to punish anyone who breaks the law and embarrasses the NFL, so what do you do in the case of the Lions?
It is not like you can be as harsh on the Lions as you did with the Saints, though Goodell can at least make a prime example of these players.
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz should be called into a meeting in order to figure out what he does to police his players. This kind of behavior can't be tolerated, and Goodell should be ready to take action to ensure that it doesn't.
The Lions are embarrassing themselves and the NFL, and are putting lives in danger with the things they are being arrested for.
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