While NFL players who protest the anthem, cast themselves as upright crusaders for the rule of law and equality. The arrest statistics for the NFL paint a far different picture, of how a lot of these social justice warriors truly regard the rule of law.
Arrest statistics for the league show that an NFL player is arrested every seven days, on average, for crimes as varied as domestic abuse and rape, gun violations, drug offenses, disorderly conduct, burglary, breaking traffic laws, and occasionally even murder.
About three to four players are arrested every month according to Patrick Murphy at NFL Arrests, a website that tracks the NFL’s arrests and charges.
The site notes that since the year 2000, the longest the NFL went without an arrest has been 65 days. The site also notes, for instance, that a player was arrested seven days ago as of October 2.
Since 2000 there have been 218 drunk driving arrests, 100 drug offenses, 98 players arrested for domestic violence, and another 44 arrested for disorderly conduct.
The team with the most arrests and offenders is the Minnesota Vikings, according to Murphy’s database. The next four are the Denver Broncos, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Tennessee Titans, and the Jacksonville Jaguars falling in with the fifth most arrested players.