While it would be nice to have a completely clean record, all NFL teams have rosters made up of around 90-plus individuals of different sizes and social backgrounds – different personalities who sometimes get into trouble.
It’s bound to happen – it’s just that it seems it happens more often than not.
The offenses, of course, also run the gamut. There’s everything from the run of the mill speeding charges on up to the accusations being heaped on Aaron Hernandez.
So, how do we keep track of them all?
For the Green Bay Packers, for instance, we can easily see the 17 instances where players ran aground. The chart begins in 2000 when Demond Parker was nabbed for marijuana possession after police said they found seven grams in his car and continues through Ahman Green, Ahmad Carroll and Nick Barnett’s domestic abuse, assault and battery charges, right on up through Johnny Jolly and Erik Walden’s run-ins with the law.
The funny part of it all is the graphic used to pinpoint Najeh Davenport’s miscue in the early 2000s … I’ll let you take a look at that one. It will most likely bring a smile to your face.
In all, it’s a complete microcosm of the seedier side of the league, but one well worthy spending time exploring.