Is shorter offseason leading to longer rap sheets?
June 30, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The first year of reduced training schedules has made for a more pleasurable offseason for NFL players.
Some seem to be enjoying their time off a little too much.
The arrest of Detroit Lions cornerback Aaron Berry last weekend on a driving under the influence charge continued what's been a rather disturbing trend of poor decision-making by players involving motor vehicles and impairing substances. Berry's brush with the law came two weeks after veteran New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl smashed a few parked cars while driving drunk in Manhattan and three after Jacksonville Jaguars rookie receiver Justin Blackmon reportedly had a blood alcohol level of .24 when nabbed by police in his native Oklahoma.
Seven current NFL athletes in all have been apprehended on suspicion of DUI since late April, with several others arrested for marijuana possession earlier in the offseason.
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