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Luv_ya_blue
10-25-2011, 11:18 PM
Well, can ya? Take a guess without looking at the link.
Then post your guess and THEN look at the link.

http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/dish/201110/nfls-surprising-new-arrest-leader


WCCO Minnesota's Jason DeRusha reports that in 2010, the NBA had by far the highest arrest rate (5.1 percent) of the major professional sports leagues in America. Major League Baseball is second with an arrest rate of 2.1 percent last year. Believe it or not, the NFL is last with (2.0 percent) of its players in trouble.

Each NBA team can have a maximum of 15 players on its roster, with 12 dressing for each game. With 30 teams, that equates to 450 players. Only 23 were arrested in 2010.

NFL teams are allowed 53 players on their rosters (plus five man practice squad). With 32 teams, that calculates to a total of 1,696 players. The League saw only 34 players arrested a year ago.

In Major League Baseball, there are 750 players -- 30 teams with 25 players each. That doesn't include the 40-man roster, which if included, would up the total players to 1,200. Sixteen baseball players were arrested for major drug and violent crimes in 2010.


Not surprised to know that the NBA leads pro sports in arrests.

gtexan02
10-25-2011, 11:26 PM
Out of curiosity, why does it specific major drug or violent crime for baseball but not the other sports? Is it using different criteria?

I also wonder how this compares to general population crime statistics

Ole Miss Texan
10-26-2011, 09:49 AM
Out of curiosity, why does it specific major drug or violent crime for baseball but not the other sports? Is it using different criteria?

I also wonder how this compares to general population crime statistics
This is from the article... not sure of its accuracy though. Also not sure if that's the general population (in general) or specified to Males betweent the ages of say 22-38 or whatever. I'd be interested in more specifics about that.
The numbers don't lie. One in every 45 National Football League players (2.2 percent) is arrested. The national arrest rate is 1 in 23 (4.2 percent), according to the FBI in 2010.

paycheck71
10-26-2011, 09:56 AM
This is from the article... not sure of its accuracy though. Also not sure if that's the general population (in general) or specified to Males betweent the ages of say 22-38 or whatever. I'd be interested in more specifics about that.

Yeah, males 22-38 making at least $750K/year (or whatever the min for any of the pro leagues is)

NitroGSXR
10-26-2011, 11:12 AM
Using pro sports as an example here is disillusioned at best. Poverty does NOT apply so there's simply no way to guage what a person sometimes is willing to do in order to get what they need. The crime rate is so much higher when in poverty. That being said, 1 out of 45 is somewhat alarming considering their financial situations. What I would like to know is of those arrested, how many come from a background of poverty? Maybe they're crimes by habit?

Ole Miss Texan
10-26-2011, 11:36 AM
Yeah, males 22-38 making at least $750K/year (or whatever the min for any of the pro leagues is)
VERY small sample size. LOL What's all that "we are the 99%" talk?
Using pro sports as an example here is disillusioned at best. Poverty does NOT apply so there's simply no way to guage what a person sometimes is willing to do in order to get what they need. The crime rate is so much higher when in poverty. That being said, 1 out of 45 is somewhat alarming considering their financial situations. What I would like to know is of those arrested, how many come from a background of poverty? Maybe they're crimes by habit?
some very good thoughts

Texecutioner
10-26-2011, 06:37 PM
Using pro sports as an example here is disillusioned at best. Poverty does NOT apply so there's simply no way to guage what a person sometimes is willing to do in order to get what they need. The crime rate is so much higher when in poverty. That being said, 1 out of 45 is somewhat alarming considering their financial situations. What I would like to know is of those arrested, how many come from a background of poverty? Maybe they're crimes by habit?

And this is what people seem to miss from this article. It was a really stupid article from the jump, but think about the fact that these are Millionaires in great financial situations we're talking about that are being arrested in high numbers.

ArlingtonTexan
10-26-2011, 06:56 PM
Using pro sports as an example here is disillusioned at best. Poverty does NOT apply so there's simply no way to guage what a person sometimes is willing to do in order to get what they need. The crime rate is so much higher when in poverty. That being said, 1 out of 45 is somewhat alarming considering their financial situations. What I would like to know is of those arrested, how many come from a background of poverty? Maybe they're crimes by habit?


I actually think middleclassness is the place where you will see the lowest numbers. Wealth creates the two things that athlets have that dudes clocking at a refinery or shuffling into a cubicle do not have..time and the extra ability to do bad things. It is a harder demographic to pin down, but don't entertainers and musicians get arrested quite a bit?

NitroGSXR
10-26-2011, 07:20 PM
I actually think middleclassness is the place where you will see the lowest numbers. Wealth creates the two things that athlets have that dudes clocking at a refinery or shuffling into a cubicle do not have..time and the extra ability to do bad things. It is a harder demographic to pin down, but don't entertainers and musicians get arrested quite a bit?

I agree with you on middle class. I specified poverty because poverty reigns king in the crime bracket. So a large number of athletes come from poverty. There aren't too many silver-spooned Kobe's out there.

Dutchrudder
10-27-2011, 04:47 PM
NFL teams are allowed 53 players on their rosters (plus five man practice squad).

It's actually 8. So 3 times 32 would be 96 additional players in that pool making it 1792 total. 34 were arrested last year, so that puts it at 1.89% actually.

ArlingtonTexan
10-28-2011, 12:15 PM
It's actually 8. So 3 times 32 would be 96 additional players in that pool making it 1792 total. 34 were arrested last year, so that puts it at 1.89% actually.

Even lower if you start by counting in IR players, which probably equals 8 to 12 a team by years end.