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NFL arrests by team since 2000

Thanks to a Reddit user, we can take a look at the NFL arrests since 2000.



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.

The Miami Dolphins are tied with the eighth highest total of arrests since 2000. According to the Union Times - San Diego, those 26 arrests are:

Date Team Position Player Incident Result
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.

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