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Detroit Lions release Rodney Austin following arrest

Offensive lineman Rodney Austin has been released by the Detroit Lions following an arrest last week, according to the team web site.

Austin was arrested on Friday by the Mecklenburg Police in North Carolina. He was  charged with assault on a female, interfering with emergency communication, assault of a child under 12 and misdemeanor larceny. All are misdemeanor charges.

Coach Jim Caldwell has often warned players about the high cost of low living.

Austin was one of the Lions’ few options at left guard. There has been talk of re-signing Rob Sims who has started every game at left guard for five seasons, It hasn’t happened yet. Also the Lions could fill the position through the draft.

Austin, 26, has been with the Lions since 2012 spending most of his time on the practice squad. He was signed to the active roster in November 2014. He played in one game in 2013.

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