Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Football, NFL, Crime, Statistics
National Football League; Crime; Statistics
There have been headlines over the past week about crime statistics from the National Football League. Jeff Benedict and Don Yaeger in their new book, Pros and Cons: The Criminals Who Play in the NFL, claim that one in five (21%) of all the players in the NFL have been charged with at least one serious crime. Among these are two murders, seven rape charges, 45 counts of domestic violence and 42 charges of assault. What is worse, say Yaeger and Benedict, the National Football League continues to employ these kinds of people at huge salaries and the NFL seems to have no interest in reform in this area.
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College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "College and Pro Athletes: Crime and Punishment" (1998). On Sport and Society. 492.