BBAO: Lions' offseason arrest count at two

We're Black and Blue All Over:

Not every arrest of an NFC North player merits a blog entry, and I haven't covered all of them this offseason. This week, however, we learned that the Detroit Lions' list of offseason arrests had grown to two, so I guess it's time to catch up.

Last weekend, Lions defensive end Ronnell Lewis was arrested after an altercation at an Oklahoma bar and charged with three misdemeanors, according to Jake Trotter of ESPN's SoonerNation. Lewis, who played one defensive snap last season, was booked on complaints of disturbing the peace, public intoxication and interfering with official procedure. Officers used a taser to try to subdue him during a fight, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.

The arrest came a month after safety Amari Spievey was charged with felony assault and misdemeanor risk of injury to a child after a domestic dispute. Spievey has entered a counseling program and his attorney hopes to have the charges dropped.

From a legal and NFL eligibility standpoint, these arrests are relatively minor. But taken together and added to last year's string of spring incidents, they feed the Lions' reputation for employing players who find trouble in the offseason.

Continuing around the NFC North: