Bengals Lead NFL in Arrested Players Since 2000
Tue May 11, 2010www.ffmastermind.com
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports with the signing of CB Adam “Pacman” Jones, CNBC Sports Business reporter Darren Rovell notes that there have been 498 active NFL players arrested since 2000. Brent Schrotenboer of the San Diego Union-Tribune has compiled a database involving arrests of NFL players since 2000 that were more serious than speeding tickets. Schrotenboer said on the database that the list should not be considered as the comprehensive record but it does help out in charting a couple statistics. For one, the Bengals lead the league in most arrests since 2000 and are tied for most arrests since 2005. When it comes to since 2007 though there are four teams ahead of them. According to the Union-Tribune there have been 31 arrests involving Bengals since 2000. They are not the runaway leader though. Minnesota trails by one with 30 while Denver, Jacksonville and Kansas City are tied for third with 25. In arrests since 2005, Cincinnati and Jacksonville are tied with 20. Tennessee has 19 and Minnesota and Denver are tied with 17. In arrests since 2007, Jacksonville (15), Denver (12), Miami (12), Tampa Bay (10) and Atlanta (10) have more than the Bengals’ nine. Pittsburgh also has nine while Cleveland has eight and Baltimore four.