If the NFL is serious about not being the National FELON League, they need to act consistently. I’d rather watch non-criminals play the games.
That’s right, since 2000 there have been 723 arrests of NFL players. They also include felony domestic violence. What was done? In most cases nothing. Only an embarrassing public video of Ray Rice aired on TMZ gets a lifetime ban? Here is a link that lists all 723 and what has been done. I listed just the FIRST page of this database below it, the top one, Ray McDonald arrested less than two weeks ago for suspicion of felony domestic violence. Did you hear about that one? Must not have a video tape…
NFL ARRESTS DATABASE
These are arrests and citations involving NFL players since 2000 that were more serious than speeding tickets. U-T San Diego reviewed hundreds of news reports and public records in compiling it. The list cannot be considered comprehensive in part because some incidents may not have been reported and some public records proved to be elusive. Increased media coverage of incidents also probably accounts for more incidents listed in recent years.
USING THE DATABASE
Use the search box below to filter by team, position or name or just click on the title of any column of the full list to sort the database by that column. After filtering, to return to the full list, just leave the search box blank and click the submit button.
Compiled by Brent Schrotenboer and Merrie Monteagudo, U-T San Diego
|8/31/2014||San Francisco||DT||Ray McDonald||Arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence in San Jose.|
|8/23/2014||Buffalo||DT||Alan Branch||Arrested for DWI in upstate New York.||Released by team.|
|8/20/2014||Pittsburgh||RB||Le’Veon Bell||Charged with DUI and marijuana possession following a traffic stop in Ross Township, a Pittsburgh suburb.|
|8/20/2014||Pittsburgh||RB||LeGarrette Blount||Charged with marijuana possession after police pulled over Le’Veon Bell’s Chevrolet Camaro in a Pittsburgh suburb.|
|7/23/2014||Jacksonville||WR||Justin Blackmon||Arrested for marijuana possession in Edmond, Okla.|
|7/20/2014||St. Louis||LB||Jo-Lonn Dunbar||Arrested on battery and disorderly conduct charges after allegedly fighting NBA free agent Donte Green outside a Miami Beach nightclub.|
|7/19/2014||Philadelphia||S_||Keelan Johnson||Arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer, passively resisting arrest and disorderly conduct after an altercation with police officer at a bar in Tempe, Ariz.|
|7/12/2014||Baltimore||CB||Jimmy Smith||Arrested and cited for failing to follow an officer’s orders in an incident at a suburban Baltimore restaurant.|
|7/5/2014||Cleveland||WR||Josh Gordon||Arrested and charged with DWI in Raleigh, N.C.|
|6/29/2014||Arizona||DE||John Abraham||Arrested and charged with DUI in DeKalb County, Ga.|
|6/20/2014||Chicago||DE||Cornelius Washington||Arrested for speeding and driving with a suspended license in Glascock County, Ga.|
|6/9/2014||Kansas City||CB||Sean Smith||Cited for DUI and careless driving after he stuck a light pole with his vehicle in Kansas City’s Power & Light entertainment district.|
|5/30/2014||Buffalo||DT||Marcell Dareus||Charged with reckless endangerment after crashing his 2012 Jaguar into a tree in suburban Buffalo. He was also ticketed for several traffic violations, including drag-racing.|
|5/25/2014||Cleveland||WR||Josh Gordon||Ticketed for speeding on Interstate 71 in Strongsville, Ohio; a passenger in his car was cited for marijuana possession.|
|5/24/2014||Baltimore||RB||Lorenzo Taliaferro||Arrested for misdemeanor destruction of property and being drunk in public in his hometown of Willliamsburg.|
|Records 1-15 of 723|