Newspaper Compiles Database Of NFL Arrests

SAN DIEGO (CBS)The San Diego Union-Tribune has compiled a database listing all the NFL football players who have been arrested since 2000.

The list includes all offenses more serious than traffic tickets.

The newspaper used news reports and public records to compile the NFL Arrests Database, which it concedes cannot be considered comprehensive because not all incidents have been reported, and not all public records are available.

Former Bears running back Cedric Benson, now of the Cincinnati Bengals, is at the top of the list. He was arrested this past Sunday in Austin, Texas, on charges of assaulting a family member.

Also toward the top of the chronologically-ordered list is Bears running back Garrett Wolfe, who was arrested in Miami on May 22 on charges of retail theft, assaulting an police officer and resisting arrest.

  • tom Sharp

    Funny, the Bears thugs seem to be running backs, the typical thug is a wide receiver on most teams.

  • FR

    In general, thugs make better atheletes and atheletes also make better thugs, however, arrests are not proof of guilt.

  • Roberta Waker

    Arrests may not be proof of guilt, but you don’t get arrested for doing nothing. There must at least be probable cause to arrest someone and even if you have a lot of money and a good lawyer, the arrest is still on your record. NFL players are role models and should NOT be allowed to play if they are found guilty of a felony. Soon, NFL will stand for the National Felons League because their numbers are growing fast.

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