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“"What we have here is a case of a few guys tainting the reputations of a lot of others," Schwartz said. "The actions of the few have affected the reputation of not just the other guys, but also the organization as a whole, and that's obviously not a good situation." Fairley and Leshoure have had two unwanted interactions with law enforcement, entering their season year in the league. "There's some maturing things that go on and some mistakes that guys make that they learn from, but what we have here is a situation that it appears that a couple guys haven't learned and that is concerning," Schwartz said. "But they are still young and there's still a lot in front of them and we are hopeful that they can -- with a lot of other means at their disposal -- be able to get this under control and be able to put them behind them." Young seemed to take a step toward rehabilitating his image with teammates by saying he was sorry after the offense met as a group. "He just quietly stepped up and as a man took responsibility and apologized," receiver Nate Burleson said. "Nobody told him to. We were actually getting up to head to the field." Even if teammates forgive Fairley, Young, Leshoure and Culbreath -- all of whom were drafted last year -- for stunting what should've been a feel-good offseason for the organization, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell may not be as forgiving when he decides how much to punish each of them for their conduct. Burleson said he along with other veterans and Schwartz can say only so much to help the young players make better decisions. "With the type of press we're getting, hopefully the young guys will see that mistakes are not going to get swept under the rug in the NFL -- especially with how hard Goodell has been," Burleson said. "We don't want to be one of those teams labeled as Bad Boys."
With the type of press we're getting, hopefully the young guys will see that mistakes are not going to get swept under the rug in the NFL -- especially with how hard Goodell has been.” -- Lions WR Nate Burleson
on recent arrests of Detroit players