Former Detroit Lions cornerback Aaron Berry released a statement on Monday night. Berry previously released a statement after his DUI arrest last month, and his latest one touched on his arrest over the weekend and the Lions' decision to release him on Monday.
In the statement, which you can check out below, Berry apologized once again and also thanked the Lions for the "wonderful opportunity" they gave him.
"Words cannot describe how embarrassed I am right now. I've let my family, my teammates, my coaches and the entire Detroit Lions organization, including the fans down and I'm so sorry. I know it sounds crazy to some people, but I know I will continue to get better and grow from this unfortunate experience, I have no choice but to get better. There are always two sides to every story and the legal process will be where I will tell my side regarding this recent incident. I love the game of football and still feel I have a bright future ahead of me. I worked my butt off this off-season and I hope to be able to help some team in the NFL win games as I continue to grow as a father, friend, teammate and into the man I want to be. I want to thank Coach Schwartz, Coach Cunningham, Martin Mayhew and all the Lions staff, players and fan base for such a wonderful opportunity where I was able to showcase my football skills. Again, I'm so sorry for letting you all down."
Berry's lawyer and agent also released statements about his recent arrest. The most noteworthy thing in them is that his agent shared the news that Berry is entering the NFL substance abuse program.