New Study Shows NFL Player Arrests Per Team, Patriots Have 4th Fewest
New data compiled by reporter Mike Rosenberg suggests the NFL has a much larger problem to focus on when it comes to the "integrity" of the league.
Journalist Mike Rosenberg compiled data from USA Today and the San Diego Union-Tribune from the last 260 weeks to find which NFL teams have had the most player arrests in that time frame. To the surprise of many, the Minnesota Vikings lead the way with 18 arrests followed by the Denver Broncos with 16. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts had 13 in that time span (that doesn't include the Colts owner who's also been arrested).
On the other end of the spectrum, you have the Houston Texans, who have had only one player in the last 260 weeks arrested. The San Diego Chargers, New York Giants and Carolina Panthers have only had 3 players arrested in that span. The New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins have had 4 players, followed by the New England Patriots and a few other teams with 5 arrests.
This data is revealed at a time when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell continues to challenge Tom Brady's "integrity" over whether or not he intentionally orchestrated a plot to under-inflate footballs. Perhaps someone should let the Commissioner know 260 arrests in the last 260 weeks seems a lot more alarming about the NFL's reputation than the PSI levels of pigskin.