Player Arrests by NFL Team since 2006

Below are the number of reported player arrests per NFL team since 2006. Rather than present the results in a straight 1-32 list, I decided to break them down by division, just to give you a better idea of how teams compare to their biggest rivals. These figures do not take conviction into account. Being taken into police custody is the only qualifier cited. For the sake of divisional "standings", ties were broken by dropping the least recent year.

Overall, the Saints rank 15th (i.e., middle of the pack), with 1st being the least often arrested. That includes a "since 2007" tiebreaker with Oakland, which they win, by virtue of Jammal Brown's 2006 domestic abuse arrest falling off their collective rap sheet.

The "best behaved" team, at least according to these figures, is the Arizona Cardinals, with only four arrests over the last seven years. Of note is the relatively low arrest totals of both the Giants and Jets. In a metropolitan area the size of NYC, it's rather impressive to see those guys keeping their noses clean. The Cincinnati Bengals regrettably lead the league in arrests since 2006, though that shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone.


The database goes back to 2000, btw. I simply limited the presentation range, in order to make the figures more relevant to the Sean Payton era. It's also sortable by position and appears to be updated regularly, as it includes the Aaron Hernandez and Ausar Walcott arrests of the past few days. Nice bookmark material.

NFC North
Green Bay Packers 10
Detroit Lions 13
Chicago Bears 15
Minnesota Vikings 19

NFC South
Carolina Panthers 8
New Orleans Saints 11
Atlanta Falcons 14
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20

NFC East
Dallas Cowboys 8
Philadelphia Eagles 9 (7 since 2007)
New York Giants 9 (9 since 2007)
Washington Redskins 12

NFC West
Arizona Cardinals 4
St. Louis Rams 8 (7 since 2007, 4 since 2008)
San Francisco 49ers 8 (7 since 2007, 7 since 2008)
Seattle Seahawks 16

AFC North
Baltimore Ravens 7
Cleveland Browns 15
Pittsburgh Steelers 16
Cincinnati Bengals 28

AFC South
Houston Texans 6
Indianapolis Colts 15
Jacksonville Jaguars 22
Tennessee Titans 24

AFC East
New York Jets 8
Buffalo Bills 9 (8 since 2007, 6 since 2008)
New England Patriots 9 (8 since 2007, 8 since 2008)
Miami Dolphins 18

AFC West
Kansas City Chiefs 10
Oakland Raiders 11
San Diego Chargers 18
Denver Broncos 24

This FanPost was written by a reader and member of Canal Street Chronicles. It does not necessarily reflect the views of CSC and its staff or editors.

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