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Jim Schwartz is angry, disappointed with Lions’ off-field problems

Jim Schwartz

Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz listens during an interview at the NFL owners meeting in Palm Beach, Fla., Wednesday, March 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)


Lions coach Jim Schwartz is getting upset about his players’ repeated discipline problems.

Schwartz spoke to reporters at Organized Team Activities today, a day when the big question facing his team revolve around 2011 first-round draft pick Nick Fairley’s recent DUI arrest and 2011 second-round draft pick Titus Young’s return to OTAs after being sent away for sucker punching a teammate.

According to reporters on the scene, Schwartz said he is angry about repeated incidents (which include five different arrests this year from the team’s five-member 2011 draft class) and disappointed that the incidents are reflecting badly on other players and the Lions as a franchise.

“I think what we have here is a case of a few guys tainting the reputations of a lot of others,” Schwartz said.

Schwartz said he talked to Fairley today and also addressed Fairley’s arrest with the entire team. Lions receiver Nate Burleson said Young apologized during an offensive meeting. (The person he most needs to apologize to, Louis Delmas, plays defense.)

Fairley and Young were escorted off the practice field by team security so that they would not have any contact with reporters.