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NFL says one arrest is too many, totaling 27 too many this year

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The NFL has just finished a particularly ugly week in which Aaron Hernandez’s murder charge was the top story, joined in the headlines by Ausar Walcott’s attempted murder charge and Joe Lefeged’s illegal weapons charge. And the NFL realizes that’s a problem.

League spokesman Greg Aiello told USA Today that the NFL’s attitude toward arrests is, “One is too many.”

Our police blotter lists 27 NFL player arrests this offseason, so that would make 27 too many so far in 2013, a year that is now half over. (Other media outlets have published higher arrest numbers than 27; we only include a player’s arrest in our police blotter if he was an active player at the time of the arrest, which means we don’t include players like Titus Young who were arrested after they were released by their NFL teams.)

Aiello noted that the NFL is trying to do what it can to make sure its players are law-abiding citizens.

“We have policies and programs that hold all NFL employees accountable and provide them with programs of education and support,” he said.

The players who have been arrested this offseason are a very small minority: With 32 teams and up to 90 men per roster during the offseason, the players arrested represent about 1 percent of all players in the league. It’s unfortunate for the 2,700 or so NFL players who haven’t been arrested that the 27 who have been get such an outsized share of the attention.

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  1. steelhammer92 says: Jun 30, 2013 9:22 PM

    I don’t care how many players are in the NFL, 27 is still way too much. You don’t see near those kind of numbers in the NHL, MLB, or NBA. I’d bet the NFL has more arrests per off-season than those three leagues combined.

  2. commonsensedude says: Jun 30, 2013 9:24 PM

    The Hernandez mess is making me miss the good old days when it was big news when guys got busted for DUIs.

  3. cardmagnet says: Jun 30, 2013 9:30 PM

    They say “one is too many” yet they allow convicted felons back in the league. Quit with the b.s., NFL. If they can make you money, you have no problem giving a little suspension and then welcoming back even the worst offenders like Michael Vick and Donte Stallworth.

  4. nyyjetsknicks says: Jun 30, 2013 9:33 PM

    NRA: The problem is lack of guns.

  5. thesteelers says: Jun 30, 2013 9:35 PM

    Hernandez has set a new precedent. We now yawn at measly misdemeanors.

  6. tigersfandan says: Jun 30, 2013 9:43 PM

    One arrest is indeed too many.

  7. bennyb82 says: Jun 30, 2013 9:53 PM

    The amount of NFL players greatly outnumbers the number of players in other sports. There are 4 times as many players that make up an NFL roster versus the NBA. I am not saying NFL players do not get arrested more often, but part of that is due to the sheer number of potential arrestees. Then you need to consider the physical toll these players endure. They are probably more likely to reach for the bottle to ease their pain. Imagine getting knocked around all day at work…you are probably going to be more likely to go home and grab a beer. I am not excusing the arrests, but there is a reason that we see more NFL arrests than other sports…and it is not the “gang culture.”

  8. djstat says: Jun 30, 2013 9:53 PM

    How do you compare the nba which has 12 players per team to the nfl which has 32 teams and 90 players per. It’s 1%.

  9. rodgers419 says: Jun 30, 2013 9:55 PM

    I wonder how the arrest rate of NFL players compares to 20-35 year old males in general. Get investigating, PFT.

  10. aat1001 says: Jun 30, 2013 9:56 PM

    According to this article, the NFL has 2700+ active players. MLB, NBA, &NHL don’t have that many players which means there less likely to get 27 arrests in an offseason.

  11. tjacks7 says: Jun 30, 2013 9:58 PM

    steelhammer92 says:

    I don’t care how many players are in the NFL, 27 is still way too much. You don’t see near those kind of numbers in the NHL, MLB, or NBA. I’d bet the NFL has more arrests per off-season than those three leagues combined.

    ——-

    You would be correct. According to Arrest Nation, the NHL has had 0 arrests this year (granted most of them are overseas in the offseason), the MLB has had 7 arrests, and the NBA has had 2 (not including the recent Gilbert Arenas arrest if he’s even in the NBA anymore?).

  12. whenwilliteverend says: Jun 30, 2013 10:00 PM

    Not only is the number but the severity of the charges is getting way out of hand. It was bad enough when Travis Henry was busted with all those drugs but when you start having regular occurrences of deaths being associated with these arrests, it’s about time the NFL takes some drastic measures on that type of behavior. Personally, I’d like to see something when you get arrested on a weapons’s charge, it’s four games, just like a PED violation. You can’t tell me they take PEDs more seriously than a firearm violation.

    It’ll be interesting to see what he does with Josh Brent when his case is disposed. If he gets prison time I’d say his NFL career is over. If for some reason he gets by without doing any time, I’m sure Goodell will want to talk to him about the two failed drug tests in addition to the DUI. That’s three strikes right there so he could miss four games plus a year if you run them consecutively.

    I’m just disturbed at the careless possession of weapons by these guys. If it’s only 1% of the people then give those 1% their walking papers. They obviously aren’t going to learn from the Plaxico Burress lesson. Maybe they’ll take heed if they realize it means an automatic end of their career. Then maybe they think about making some better choices.

  13. kelvinmchale says: Jun 30, 2013 10:03 PM

    What percentage of the American male population has gotten arrested in the same time frame? What percentage of the male African-American and Hispanic populations between the ages of 20 and 30 has gotten arrested in the same time frame would be more like it. Probably not far off from the 1% of NFL players. This is a non-story.

  14. truthfactory says: Jun 30, 2013 10:06 PM

    1st arrest: 2 game suspension and $75,000 fine
    2nd arrest: 6 game suspension and $200,000 fine
    3rd arrest: 1 year suspension: $300,000 fine

  15. cardsfann1 says: Jun 30, 2013 10:06 PM

    I am with ya commonsensedude. This has become a mess. There is no end in sight either. Society embraces this behavior now. I don’t know what anyone can do to make things better.

  16. jonirocit says: Jun 30, 2013 10:11 PM

    Suspend without pay based upon severity and mandatory personal conduct clauses in all contracts and make sure the union has no choice . It’s worth locking them out if they choose to fight it.

  17. dabearsk says: Jun 30, 2013 10:14 PM

    It still blows me away the Hernandez is probably a “serial” killer…it’s ashame all the law abiding nfl players get overshadowed by this evil garbage.

  18. stonedwhitetrash says: Jun 30, 2013 10:17 PM

    “Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of NFL players who have only been judged by how well they play football their entire life.”

  19. deadeye says: Jun 30, 2013 10:18 PM

    When comparing arrest rates between various pro sport leagues, it’s better to use percentages. An NFL roster has 53 players, and NBA roster has 12.

    27 is too much, and the NFL might have a higher percentage. But comparing the actual raw numbers is misleading.

  20. xaviermw says: Jun 30, 2013 10:19 PM

    steelhammer92 says:
    Jun 30, 2013 9:22 PM
    I don’t care how many players are in the NFL, 27 is still way too much. You don’t see near those kind of numbers in the NHL, MLB, or NBA. I’d bet the NFL has more arrests per off-season than those three leagues combined.

    You can’t say you don’t care how many players and then compare leagues. In the NFL, every team has 53 players (and thats before counting practice squad and training cap players), in MLB they have 30, NBA has 15, and the NHL has 23. So you would naturally expect double the amount from the NFL over any other league, if all the leagues contained the same type of players. Additionally part of the reason so much focus is put on these arrests is because the NFL has taken the prominent place as the leading sport in America. An arrest in the NFL is going to garner way more attention than an arrest in other leagues. Just because there is so much media focus on arrests in the NFL (and naturally more due to player base) doesn’t mean that it necessarily has more arrests (or has less behaved players) than other leagues.

  21. GenXJay says: Jun 30, 2013 10:20 PM

    Wait ’til the cheese bay fans get their own reality show.
    That’ll really decimate the NFL’s image.

  22. sc49ers says: Jun 30, 2013 10:21 PM

    The problem with all these arrest look at all the players that got busted they all have 1 thing in common they want to b sumbody they are not..wrong crowds all they other sports r all are always involed in something..to much money going around and to much free time..

  23. jimbo75025 says: Jun 30, 2013 10:22 PM

    Extended off season with no allowable team activities is part of the problem. These guys need something to keep them busy even if just mandatory film watching, etc.

  24. ajpineda86 says: Jun 30, 2013 10:24 PM

    steelhammer92 says:
    Jun 30, 2013 9:22 PM
    I don’t care how many players are in the NFL, 27 is still way too much. You don’t see near those kind of numbers in the NHL, MLB, or NBA. I’d bet the NFL has more arrests per off-season than those three leagues combined.
    ———————————————–

    Well an NFL roster is almost as big as their three rosters combined soo…..

  25. balladofapurpleman says: Jun 30, 2013 10:27 PM

    I miss the “Farve-Watch” days.

  26. thestrategyexpert says: Jun 30, 2013 10:29 PM

    “We have policies and programs that hold all NFL employees accountable and provide them with programs of education and support”

    Yeah, you do. But those policies and programs aren’t good enough. So what are you doing about it?

  27. croghan1919 says: Jun 30, 2013 10:30 PM

    Oh to be 24 years old with a large bank in my pocket and dumb again. LOL

  28. thebrownswillalwaysloose says: Jun 30, 2013 10:40 PM

    It’s ironic the NFL leads all other leagues but not surprising. The NFL is the most popular. Unfortunately we probably haven’t seen the last of these kinds of incidents..

  29. mungman69 says: Jun 30, 2013 10:48 PM

    The NFL owners are all making huge money. They don’t care about guns, head injuries or anything else as long as they are making that money. The commissioner represents these owners and these owners tell the commissioner what to do. The commissioner won’t do anything that will hurt the profit margin.
    It’s time for congress to pull the plug on the NFL. How many more deaths?
    IT’S TIME TO ELIMINATE THE NFL.

  30. nflsecurity862 says: Jun 30, 2013 10:53 PM

    I agree with everyone on here about needing stricter measures but the examples given are still way too lax. Something drastic has to be done to send a message because these guys are just laughing at the punishments they might face if they are even caught. First offense, 1 year suspension in which community service is mandated depending on severity of crime committed. Second offense, goodbye. You are done from the league.

    Society could use the same wake up call with stiffer punishments but that’s a whole other discussion.

  31. motorcitylions says: Jun 30, 2013 10:55 PM

    The problem with disciplining players for arrests is that you can be arrested without actually being guilty of anything.

    Say: A guy is running his mouth and hits you. You hit him back and he gets a black eye. Next thing you know the police are arresting you even though you were acting in self defense.

    Another situation: A girl has a few bruises and accuses you of hitting her. Almost an automatic arrest.

    I don’t think it would be fair to be fined and suspended over those situations.

  32. 2difshoe says: Jun 30, 2013 10:56 PM

    40 million reason for Hernandez not to commit this crime….he couldn’t figure 1 of them ?

    If there was a Hall of Fame for the dumbest moves ever made by an NFL player, Hernandez is enshrined and his Bust, no pun intended, is stationed at the entrance front door.

    Somewhere Forrest Gump is shaking his head.

  33. drgreenstreak says: Jun 30, 2013 11:02 PM

    Where’s the NRA when ya need ‘em?
    This is ‘merica! We got guns and we know how to use ‘em. The NFL wants violate rights.

    Why can’t Goodell make every player with an arsenal stand guard at elementary schools? I mean, Aaron Hernandez could’ve gotten the Bloods to stand watch for crazy people slingin’ guns in the hood.

    Oh wait…

  34. saints4life57 says: Jun 30, 2013 11:08 PM

    Guess the NFL is going to have guest speakers come in and talk to the young kids about how it’s not good to go out and kill someone! Honestly if you have to do things to make sure these players don’t get into trouble should they really be in the NFL in the first place? Truth is you never know when someone is going to go out and do something stupid! NFL isn’t any different than the real world it’s just the people involved in the NFL can afford better lawyers and have a better chance of beating charges!

  35. theblowtorchreview says: Jun 30, 2013 11:14 PM

    Hernandez just took Michael Vick the Dawg Killas place on the top step of the stupidity podium.

    But I agree, after players saw Vick welcomed back with open arms…….why should they be worried about a few arrests…even for murder!

  36. nobreak1269 says: Jun 30, 2013 11:16 PM

    Can you imagine how crazy the media would be if Tebow ever got arrested for anything-after all the coverage they gave a nobody like Hernandez?

  37. istateyourname says: Jun 30, 2013 11:18 PM

    So just since the Super Bowl, 27 arrests which equals an offense, a defense, a punter, a kicker, a holder, a long snapper & a coach. I bet over the course of a year, one entire team gets arrested. C’mon man…

  38. stairwayto7 says: Jun 30, 2013 11:30 PM

    How many arrest have come since Goodell became commish? For someone who wanted to lay the law down, I do not think it is working! 1 arrest, gone for 16 games, 2 arrest, get a new job! How many times regular people been arrested and jailed and still have their jobs waiting for them?

  39. crj202 says: Jun 30, 2013 11:32 PM

    The arrest rate for the general public is 4%. 1% is actually pretty good.

  40. malvord13 says: Jun 30, 2013 11:37 PM

    Stop paying them so much money. They get bored and have nothing better to do. It’s fair to compensate them for banging their bodies up, but millions and millions is pushing it. They get to money hungry and greedy and the fame goes to their heads. It’s sad but true.

  41. gb4mn0 says: Jun 30, 2013 11:37 PM

    27 might be the number of arrests made but how many times are players stopped and released because of their celebrity? I know in MN (the land of 10,000 trailer park cesspools) there have been many unreported players stopped and released.

  42. brewcrewfan54 says: Jun 30, 2013 11:38 PM

    Benny, you had me until you went off on the stupidest tangent about going home and drinking. That made your comment worthless.

  43. seaeagle707 says: Jun 30, 2013 11:42 PM

    This is just soooooo difficult to understand. NFL players breaking the law. Why the league goes out of its way to provide proper role models for these young men. Such upstanding citizens,…..like,……….well take Jimmy Haslam of the Browns for instance………..

    …….oh wait!……..

  44. harrisonhits2 says: Jun 30, 2013 11:54 PM

    Comparing arrest rates of the full population vs NFL players really isn’t valid.

    You’d be including a whole lot of people who do such things because they are poor and desperate.

    NFL players with their wealth have significantly more incentive to not be involved in criminal activity than a good chunk of the population.

    Of course if you compare them to people who make similar salaries you’d probably have to include Wall Street bankers and corporate executives so it might turn out this group engages in crime at a higher rate than the rest of the population.

  45. thetooloftools says: Jun 30, 2013 11:59 PM

    If you equal arrest with no work and no pay until the legal matter is approved, this crap ends tomorrow. Miss games miss $$$$$$.

  46. notoriousjebus says: Jul 1, 2013 12:00 AM

    I am having a hard time understanding understanding the rational of these comments. There is a difference between being arrested and being convicted and it seems like that’s totally lost in the context of this story and these comments.

    Keep in mind that there are so many more DUI’s now because it’s a serious focus of enforcement. When I was a kid, you had to be completely smashed to get a DUI, and my parents tell me that there was basically no punishment for driving drunk for a good chunk of their life. But now they are doing anything they can to hand out DUIs. In several states the legal limit is .05, compared to .10 from 10 years ago.

    Also, I would assume that an average arrest rate of approximately 1% for any business with a majority of African American employees between the ages of 22 and 32 would be pretty much in line with the national average for a similar group compared against the national averages for that demographic.

    People commit crimes, it’s awful, it would be awesome of that didn’t happen, but it does. Rich people that don’t play football run ponzi schemes, engage in insider trading, murder their spouses, do drugs, get DUI’s. but for some reason, when an NFL player does something illegal people like to act as if NFL players are the only people commuting crimes and there is a systemic problem with the NFL that needs to be examine an fixed, when in reality, it’s just people being people.

  47. hedleykow says: Jul 1, 2013 12:07 AM

    Along with the police blotter info, an additional report on how many new baby mammas are added to the ranks with each passing moon would help show exactly how DUMB these guys really are.

    Let’s face it, when you have a group of people who need a symposium to explain to them that getting drunk and then shooting the back glass out of their own car with an AR-15 while running from the police is not a good career move, you are not dealing with smart people.

  48. hedleykow says: Jul 1, 2013 12:28 AM

    I never heard Limbaugh call out the Catholic Church for their crimes. But those criminals are white … so they get a pass? Rush is so transparent he has no skin color.

  49. FinFan68 says: Jul 1, 2013 12:44 AM

    The bad behavior has been essentially condoned by the lack of a viable disciplinary system. The NFLPA should be leading the way in this are rather than fighting the league by protecting the miscreants. DUI is considered a substance abuse issue. Why? Drinking is a substance issue but getting behind the wheel is strictly behavioral. If a player gets drunk and gets into a fight it is a disciplinary issue, not a substance issue. Why the difference? By slapping them on the wrist, the league is actually encouraging younger players to not worry about consequence…and they aren’t so this is what we get.

  50. rukkus1 says: Jul 1, 2013 1:28 AM

    I work for the post office, and there was a time when violence was synonymous with my employer. Everybody knows the phrase going postal. That was with an employer of over 500,000 employees. With a large portion of its employees also being vets and having seen combat.

    The nfl is the new and improved version of what the post office was in regards to violence. The biggest problem is that in the nfl, you can screw up and get your job back. In the real world, you dont get 2nd, 3rd, and more chances.

  51. ctpatsfan77 says: Jul 1, 2013 1:50 AM

    motorcitylions says:
    Jun 30, 2013 10:55 PM

    “Another situation: A girl has a few bruises and accuses you of hitting her. Almost an automatic arrest.

    I don’t think it would be fair to be fined and suspended over those situations.”

    *******

    A version of that happened to Julian Edelman in 2011. He was arrested for sexual assault, and then the DA basically said that, *despite a tape of the alleged assault*, there was no evidence of any criminal behavior.

    If we make any arrest the threshold, I think that causes more problems than it solves. [OTOH, I’m willing to argue that a grand jury indictment on a felony should result in automatic suspension, since that means there is at least some credible evidence of a major crime, as should an arrest for a crime involving death.]

  52. nekelund says: Jul 1, 2013 3:08 AM

    Geez, Pacman! The whole point of having you at the rookie symposium was to stop this sort of thing from happening! Maybe next year the NFL will need to have Marvin Harrison explain how allegedly shooting people can adversely affect your career (Aaron Hernandez may be a little busy – or, more accurately, he may have a lot of time to kill – when the next symposium rolls around).

  53. qckappa says: Jul 1, 2013 4:30 AM

    When the NFL gets serious about this issue it will make the punishments more severe. For example, just for being arrested for a misdemeanor a player would be suspended 4 games and miss 4 game checks, that would get the players attention. Then for more arrests or more serious arrests more missed games and checks even before the case is settled. Why let the disregard for good behavior by a few hurt the reputation and income of the whole. The NFL markets “Play 60″ with commercials with children and the attempt to show the players and league as a good citizen in the community. The bad actions of a few totally undermine that and hurt everyone, including the community as a whole. Then allow that team to make a prudent business decision and only count half of that player’s salary against that team’s cap if they cut him.

  54. joetoronto says: Jul 1, 2013 5:39 AM

    ajpineda86 says:
    Jun 30, 2013 10:24 PM

    Well an NFL roster is almost as big as their three rosters combined soo…..
    ***************************************************
    The NHL hasn’t had ONE arrest this year, you can’t spin yourself out of this one.

    The NFL does indeed have a gang culture problem and it needs to be addressed ASAP, if not sooner.

  55. cwwgk says: Jul 1, 2013 6:10 AM

    No wonder the NFLPA and its members view Goodell as a tyrant. He has to do for them what they can’t do for themselves.

  56. phillyphinsfan says: Jul 1, 2013 6:26 AM

    The NFL is a joke. All they care about is maximizing profit. It’s the sign of the times for money making machines. Show some acorns, GODdell and start throwing these knuckle heads out of the league FOR GOOD.

  57. nickster31 says: Jul 1, 2013 7:07 AM

    Make this simple:

    ANYONE that is convicted of a felony – lifetime ban from the sport.
    Misdemeanor – 8 game suspension.
    2nd misdemeanor – 1 year suspension.
    3rd misdemeanor – lifetime ban.

    If the consequences are severe enough, eventually the players will learn. If they dont? They will be gone anyway.

  58. cheapglazers says: Jul 1, 2013 7:16 AM

    At least this detracts from all the arrests from the Buccaneers, Bengals, Lions and Rams.

  59. Patriot42 says: Jul 1, 2013 7:29 AM

    There are many of these guys are from areas where crimes were swept under the rugs because of the importance of who they were and how important they were to the athletic department.

  60. davearnone says: Jul 1, 2013 7:34 AM

    Wonder what the arrest percentage rate is for Americans making at least $405k per year? Probably decimal dust.

  61. bunjy96 says: Jul 1, 2013 7:39 AM

    For the record:
    MLB has 900 players with 7 arrests
    NHL has 690 players with 0 arrests
    NBA has 450 players with 2 arrests.
    NFL has (right now) 2880 players with 27 arrests.

    No numbers immediately available for MLB, NHL and NBA arrests when they have expanded rosters.

    There are numbers available for NFL arrests with regular season rosters (1696). I just don’t have them right now. PFT has them.

    These numbers just aren’t comparable.

  62. roadtrip3500 says: Jul 1, 2013 7:45 AM

    The real problem starts before the NFL.

    The majority of NCAA Division I schools don’t give a damn who they recruit as football players as long as they fill the coffers. When you hear stories of college head coaches turning down the Notre Dame job because the school refuses to relax academic requirements, that’s all you need to know. “As long as you get us to a bowl game, we’ll cover the rest” seems to be the mantra of first-tier college football programs. And these are the people they turn loose to the NFL, drafted or not.

    I’ll bet if you back-check these latest arrests, most of these players had issues in college as well. Hernandez was investigated in college. Brent had a DUI in college.

    If the NFL really wants to clean its image from looking like a double-episode of Cops, there’s one simple way to do it: if a college player has ANY arrests or criminal investigations on their record during college, they are automatically ineligible for the NFL.

    If high school players know from the outset that one screw-up in college means never setting foot in NFL training camp, you might start to improve the personality of the talent pool.

  63. lilpuppy says: Jul 1, 2013 8:04 AM

    NFL more arrests this past month than the NHL the past decade

  64. ssxc says: Jul 1, 2013 8:36 AM

    Even noting that it’s 27 of 2,700, the arrest rate in the NFL is absolutely ridiculous. Those figures mean that 1% of the NFL’s players have been arrested in a span of less than 5 full months. I’d honestly be shocked if there was another employer in the US with over 2,500 employees that saw 1% of them arrested in a span that short.

    Oddly, it seems to me (without doing much in the way of research) that this rate is far higher during the offseason than it is while players are given structure by their teams. Maybe it’s time for the NFL to look a little more closely at allowing more structure to be added to the offseason, helping the ones that need babysitters by providing them less time to themselves.

  65. JC says: Jul 1, 2013 8:37 AM

    I’m pretty sure the NBA has the highest ratio of arrests per players. The NFL is actually near the bottom of all major sports.

  66. purplepillager says: Jul 1, 2013 9:07 AM

    Not a single Viking arrested in 2013, signed a few decent free agents, and drafted three first round picks. It’s been a great offseason!

  67. ahostiletakeover says: Jul 1, 2013 9:34 AM

    As a Ravens’ fan, its so wonderful to look at the police blotter here and see the last arrest involving that team was Sergio Kindle’s dropped on his head idiocy getting a DUI in 2010.

  68. blackbug99 says: Jul 1, 2013 9:53 AM

    “Extended off season with no allowable team activities is part of the problem. These guys need something to keep them busy even if just mandatory film watching, etc.” <—- really?! They have millions and can't think of anything to do?

  69. blackbug99 says: Jul 1, 2013 10:00 AM

    Oddly, it seems to me (without doing much in the way of research) that this rate is far higher during the offseason than it is while players are given structure by their teams. Maybe it’s time for the NFL to look a little more closely at allowing more structure to be added to the offseason, helping the ones that need babysitters by providing them less time to themselves.********************************************************************************Last time I looked they were adults! Family and friends are excellent mentors. The NFL is a job like the rest of us 95% have. It’s not their job to babysit!!

  70. audient says: Jul 1, 2013 10:16 AM

    Football is a violent sport played by tough men. Why the shock and surprise that a few of those tough guys would have some problems with the law? That’s not to say it is ok or acceptable, but it isn’t surprising or shocking.

  71. japmen says: Jul 1, 2013 10:30 AM

    Let’s quit using the 90 player rule because they are tryout warriors. Let’s use the 60 they keep around because they are good enough to be on the team on sundays. That’s less than 2000 and a higher percent of total players. Also, the NBA, NHL, and MLB have a smaller % of players arrested every year. This is an NFL problem and let’s quit with the excuses for these players. Bad is bad.

  72. blackbug99 says: Jul 1, 2013 10:35 AM

    I don’t see anyone bashing entitled actors or Apple executives….But, yes! They are adults and allowed to make mistakes. Okay, killing probably is not within bounds. But, how is the NFL culpable? He lived flashy to get there. It was a dream! The fact that he apparently couldn’t lose his past isn’t the NFL’s fault. How much would we, Joe average, want our bosses involved?

  73. JC says: Jul 1, 2013 12:18 PM

    it always baffles me when idiots come on here and make stuff like this about race and then talk about Rush Limbaugh. You just look for an opportunity to interject your own bias while claiming that of others which hasn’t even been brought up.

  74. hedleykow says: Jul 1, 2013 4:35 PM

    JC says:
    Jul 1, 2013 12:18 PM
    it always baffles me when idiots come on here and make stuff like this about race and then talk about Rush Limbaugh. You just look for an opportunity to interject your own bias while claiming that of others which hasn’t even been brought up.
    *********************************************

    Good catch. I learned the tactic from your heroes.

  75. rdburke says: Jul 22, 2013 3:48 PM

    The NFL should hold it’s players to the same standards that Nascar holds it’s Drivers to and it would be a whole different sport……..but then again they would not get the backing from organized crime that they get now in the gambling department now would they? How else can the players pull down such big paychecks and behave any way they please?…………Not much different than Boxing or any other Pro Sport…….Just sayin.

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