Keeping Up With the Athletes

NFL’s Surprising Numbers
October 26, 2011, 12:23 am
Filed under: NFL

According to a story by ThePostGame, one in every 45 National Football League players (2.2 percent) is arrested. However, the numbers are lower than the national average which is 4.2 percent. ThePostGame also touches on that NFL players get in 47.6 percent less trouble than the average person.

The NFL isn’t the only professional team in the spotlight for being in trouble with the law. ThePostGame also stated that athletes in the MLB and NBA have been in handcuffs as well.

CBS Minnesota stated that the Minnesota Vikings have the most arrests, while  the Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos and Tennessee Titans follow closely behind ranking second,third and fourth. John Taurer, the head coach from the University of St. Thomas said, “Anytime a NFL player gets arrested, you’re going to hear about that story, you aren’t going to hear about it the other times someone gets arrested.”

Even though you see the mug shots of professionals all over the media the general public gets arrested at a higher rate than professional athletes, whether it’s the NFL, MLB or NBA.


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