It’s been a quiet offseason for the Detroit Lions on the legal front.
The Lions issued this statement: "We are aware of the reports involving Amari Spievey. We are in the process of gathering more information and will have no further comment at this time.”
Last spring Nick Fairley and Mikel Leshoure embarrassed the team with their arrests. Aaron Berry was released after his second arrest last summer. That move sent quite a message.
Spievey missed most of the 2012 season with a concussion. He has been cleared for contact.
His role for the 2013 season has yet to be defined. Free safety Louis Delmas will return after signing a two-year deal. Also the Lions signed free agent safety Glover Quin, formerly of the Houston Texans.
He has been with the Lions for three seasons after he was drafted in the third round in 2010 out of Iowa where he played cornerback. He was converted to safety in training camp of his rookie season.
He has started in 26 games, including two in 2012 before he suffered a concussion in the Monday night game at Chicago on Oct. 22. It was his last game of the season.
Spievey was coming off a stellar 2011 season in which he started 15 games and had three interceptions.