Thanks to the work of Reddit user ChrisTroy, we can take a look at all of the arrests and citations around the NFL since 2000. The key here is arrests - not convictions, or even charges.
|11/26/2012||Miami||DB||Jonathon Amaya||Charged with battery after allegedly choking a cab driver in Miami.|
|8/11/2012||Miami||WR||Chad Johnson||Arrested on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge for allegedly head-butting his wife during an argument.||Released by the Dolphins. Sentenced in plea deal to a year's probation and counseling.|
|3/30/2012||Miami||LB||Koa Misi||Arrested by fugitive squad on warrant related to battery charge in California. Authorities say Misi punched man in eye.|
|5/26/2010||Miami||DE||Phillip Merling||Arrested, charged with aggravated battery on pregnant girlfriend.|
|3/19/2010||Miami||RB||Ronnie Brown||Arrested on suspicion of DUI near Atlanta after being pulled over for changing lanes without signaling. Blood-alcohol content of .158.|
|2/20/2010||Miami||CB||Will Allen||Arrested, charged with DUI about 3:30 a.m. in Miami Beach. Breath tests showed blood-alcohol content at .152 and .167.|
|2/6/2010||Miami||DT||Tony McDaniel||Arrested on misdemeanor battery charge after allegedly getting into fight with his girlfriend.||Suspended by NFL one game under personal conduct policy. Pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct. Received six months' probation and ordered to attend counseling.|
|5/24/2009||Miami||DE||Randy Starks||Arrested, charged with aggravated battery of a police officer in Miami Beach.||Reduced to misdemeanor traffic violation, $219 fine, eight hours in traffic classes.|
|4/11/2008||Miami||FB||Reagan Mauia||Charged with punching man in the face and knocking him out in a restaurant parking lot in Florida.|
|2/1/2008||Miami||DE||Matt Roth||Arrested on public intoxication charge stemming from incident at bar in Iowa City, Iowa.||Pleaded guilty, $182 fine.|
|7/14/2007||Miami||WR||Chris Chambers||Arrested, charged with driving while impaired, reckless driving and speeding in North Carolina.||Reached plea deal to have charge changed to speeding. His B.A.C. was .06 percent, under the legal limit of .08.|
|7/3/2007||Miami||WR||Kelly Campbell||Arrested, charged with felony possession of marijuana and Ecstasy in Atlanta.||Released by team two days later.|
|6/24/2007||Miami||DL||Fred Evans||Arrested in Miami, charged with battery on a police officer, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and trespassing. Police used taser guns on him after he allegedly refused to get out of a taxi. He was on probation in Texas after February 2007 arrest for marijuana possession.||Waived by team four days later. Pleaded no contest to resisting arrest and battery on officer, two years of withheld adjudication, $1,310 fine. NFL suspended him two games.|
|3/18/2007||Miami||LB||Joey Porter||Misdemeanor battery charge at Las Vegas casino vs. Levi Jones||Pleaded no contest, $1,000 fine. NFL fined him three game checks ($141,176).|
|2/10/2007||Miami||DL||Fred Evans||Arrested on charge of marijuana possession in Colorado County, Texas.||Pleaded no contest, $250 fine, one year deferred adjudication. Subsequent arrest led to summons for Sept. 5 court date.|
|5/16/2006||Miami||DT||Keith Traylor||Arrested, charged with driving under the influence in Oklahoma||One year probation|
|2/15/2006||Miami||OT||Damion McIntosh||Arrested on a charge of domestic violence. He allegedly knocked his wife to the floor at their Davie, Fla., home.||Dropped|
|7/10/2005||Miami||TE||Randy McMichael||Charged with simple battery and criminal trespass in Grovetown, Ga., stemming from an apparent domestic dispute.||Pleaded guilty to criminal trespass, 90 days probation, fined one game check|
|6/23/2005||Miami||S_||Quintin Williams||Arrested on DUI and drag-racing charges. He was clocked driving 111 mph near the Dolphins practice facility, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.||Cut from team a day later, pleaded to reckless driving, six months probation|
|10/19/2004||Miami||WR||David Boston||Arrested, charged with simple assault for allegedly striking a gate agent when the attendant would not allow Boston to board a late-night flight at Vermont airport.||Pleaded no contest, $500 fine, $211 restitution|
|6/29/2004||Miami||TE||Randy McMichael||Arrested in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for allegedly hitting his pregnant wife. His wife also was arrested on a domestic battery charge.||Dropped|
|7/18/2002||Miami||LB||Derrick Rodgers||Arrested for aggravated battery, simple battery and resisting arrest with violence after an altercation at a South Beach restaurant.||Pleaded no contest to felonies and misdemeanors, 100 hours community service, suspended one game|
|6/18/2002||Miami||RB||Ricky Williams||Williams (Patrick Henry High) was stopped and handcuffed by police while they searched his Hummer in Fort Lauderdale. He was ticketed for having expired tags, no driver's license and no proof of insurance.|
|2/24/2002||Miami||RB||Ricky Williams||Arrested for speeding after being clocked driving 126 mph in Crowley, La. Bench warrant later issued for failure to appear in court||Paid $500 fine|
|3/3/2001||Miami||DT||Jermaine Haley||Charged with drunken driving after an accident in Miami Beach in March.||Pleaded no contest, 50 hours community service, $500|
|7/18/2000||Miami||CB||Patrick Surtain||Arrested in Miami and charged with speeding and drunken driving.||Pleaded no contest to reckless driving, $25,000 to MADD|
ChrisTroy also took a look at every NFL arrest based on month. Here's a look at that chart as well:
Clearly, during the season, there is a dramatic drop in arrests. However, when players get free time in February, May, and June, they get into trouble.
What do you think of the data?
ChrisTroy also broke down the data by position and by year, so make sure you check out his entire post.