Sporting Charts

Ranking NFL Arrests Since 2000

The off-season is well deserved time of rest for NFL players after going through the physically demanding gauntlet of an NFL season. However, much to the dismay of NFL coaches and GM's, some players seem to be unable to handle the idle days of the summer and end up getting themselves arrested.

It seems like more and more, players are finding themselves behind bars.

Despite having four 'trouble free' off-seasons since 2008, the Detroit Lions have the dubious record for most player arrests in a single off-season with 6 in 2012.

Here is the chart of NFL teams with the worst player accountability off the field since 2000, updated as of February 19th, 2014:

Team # of Arrests Since 2000
Minnesota Vikings 42
Cincinnati Bengals 40
Denver Broncos 36
Tennessee Titans 33
Miami Dolphins 28
Kansas City Chiefs 28
Jacksonville Jaguars 27
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27
Cleveland Browns 26
San Diego Chargers 25
Indianapolis Colts 24
Chicago Bears 23
Seattle Seahawks 20
New Orleans Saints 20
Washington Redskins 18
Oakland Raiders 18
Baltimore Ravens 18
Carolina Panthers 17
Green Bay Packers 17
Pittsburgh Steelers 17
Atlanta Falcons 16
San Francisco 49ers 16
Detroit Lions 15
New England Patriots 15
Buffalo Bills
14
Dallas Cowboys 13
New York Giants 13
Arizona Cardinals 12
New York Jets 11
Philadelphia Eagles
10
Houston Texans 9
St Louis Rams 8
Total 656

 

Data source: San Diego Union Tribune NFL Arrest Database

Editor's Note:  Last updated April 14th, 2014 (Aldon Smith / San Francisco 49ers)

 

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