Harrisburg native and former Detroit Lion cornerback, Aaron Berry, was signed by the New York Jets on Sunday.
The NFL suspended Berry for three games earlier this summer after Berry was arrested twice in Harrisburg. He has already served the suspension and is eligible to play next Monday at home against the Houston Texans.
Berry, a Bishop McDevitt High School graduate, was released by the Detroit Lions in July following his second offseason arrest.
Berry released this statement to abc27 News on Sunday night.
"I want to thank my agent, family, friends, fellow NFL players, fans, Bishop McDevitt teachers and coaches, personal trainer Ryan Mackes at Gold's Gym ,and especially my new best friend, Attorney Corky Goldstein, for their tremendous ongoing support during this difficult time in my life. Having this great opportunity to play for the New York Jets is very exciting. I promise you that I will always be a credit to all of you, both on and off the field. I know there are a lot of Eagles and Steelers fans in your Harrisburg area viewership, but know that I will never forget you guys".