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Arrests haven’t increased during the lockout

Kenny Britt AP

Hopefully we won’t get to test the theory advanced from Ray Lewis that crime will increase if the lockout continues into the regular season.

We have learned, however, that NFL players didn’t embark on their own crime spree just because of the lockout.  Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com notes that 16 players have been arrested since the lockout started.  That’s one less player than was arrested during the same period a year ago.

It’s worth remembering that high profile cases like Aqib Talib and Kenny Britt are the exception in the NFL, not the rule. Marvez points out that the rate of arrest in the NFL is actually lower than the general populace for the young male demographic.

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  1. thephantomstranger says: Jun 29, 2011 2:11 PM

    The primary cause of getting arrested is not having any money. NFL players should get arrested at a lower rate than the general populace for the young male demographic. How do they compare to young male millionaires?

  2. duanethomas says: Jun 29, 2011 2:26 PM

    This is no surprise to anyone who follows the game, the Britts and Talibs of the NFL are like you said ” the exception not the rule”.

  3. crunchyclam says: Jun 29, 2011 2:38 PM

    thephantomstranger says:
    Jun 29, 2011 2:11 PM
    The primary cause of getting arrested is not having any money. NFL players should get arrested at a lower rate than the general populace for the young male demographic. How do they compare to young male millionaires?
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    Wrong, the #1 reason for young males getting arrested is drugs. Drug dealers don’t even make up a large percentage of the arrests, it’s mainly possession charges. If you compared the “young male millionaire” demographic to NFL players there would be an equal amount of dui’s and other dumb petty crimes. Ever hear of a young Hollywood actor/actress getting in trouble? Exactly.

  4. ArtModellsPimp says: Jun 29, 2011 3:24 PM

    Cam Newton isn’t signed yet, is he?

  5. Soulman45 says: Jun 29, 2011 3:52 PM

    No NFL player should go to jail for driving get someone to drive for them don’t fight ladies get up and go for a walk don’t do drugs they have been told all their life it no good,it’s ways to stay out of trouble and jail.

  6. moswesley says: Jun 29, 2011 4:29 PM

    The Ray Lewis article dealt with crime in general, not NFL players committing crimes.

  7. granadafan says: Jun 29, 2011 4:51 PM

    The majority of these players were raised in communities where the respect of the law is ignored. Their parent(s) didn’t teach them right from wrong and the community/ hood pressure surely wasn’t taught to obey the law or seek to better themselves through education. So, now that they’re young and rich, their “posses” and “boys” have their hands out. They’ve never worked a day in their lives and have no respect for the law. When these communities learn to obey the law and contribute to society in a POSITIVE way, then this country will be better off.

  8. seanx40 says: Jun 29, 2011 5:07 PM

    Maybe Ray was just letting us know he was going to stab someone else.

  9. whatswiththehate says: Jun 29, 2011 7:10 PM

    “NFL players should get arrested at a lower rate than the general populace for the young male demographic. ”

    I’m glad to see that those in our sports media are now responsible for educating the masses with statistics of our “general populace” and the NFL and crime. I wonder what demograpic of male populations are included in that general populace include?
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    ArtModellsPimp says:Jun 29, 2011 3:24 PM

    Cam Newton isn’t signed yet, is he?
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    Judging by this asinine comment, it’s clear our sports media have cornered the small-minded and ignorant polulation. No need for truth or facts allowed in that population.

  10. schemefactory says: Jun 29, 2011 7:31 PM

    does corporate crime count? how about ticket prices going up despite a lockout? oh, oh, and how about cutting benefits to people so that golden parachutes can be given to executives- does that count as a crime? should.

  11. blacksunday1 says: Jun 29, 2011 7:48 PM

    The season hasn’t started yet…

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