One NFL Player Arrested Every Seven Days, On Average

Craig Bannister | September 28, 2017 | 1:04pm EDT
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On average, one National Football League (NFL) player is arrested each week, a new report reveals.

"The average time between arrests is just seven days."

The longest time on record that the NFL has gone without one of its players being arrested is 65 days, The Daily Wire reports:

“The average time between arrests is just seven days, while the record without an arrest is slightly more than two months, at 65 days, according to, which "provides an interactive visualized database of National Football League player Arrests & Charges," the site says.”

“Players get arrested for a variety of crimes: drunk driving, drug offenses, domestic violence, assault and battery, gun violations, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, theft, burglary, rape and even murder.”

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) and drug offenses are the most common charges file by police against NFL players - followed by domestic violence and assault – according to the article:

The top crimes are:

  • DUI - 218
  • Drugs -100
  • Domestic violence - 98
  • Assault - 74
  • Disorderly conduct - 44

“So, maybe — just maybe — NFL players aren't the best ones to be preaching to America about the perils of police brutality,” the article concludes.

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