Originally posted on Backyard Sports Blog  |  Last updated 10/27/11
Post Game - More than a few pundits have condemned miscreants in pro football, but the truth hurts their argument: NFL players are actually incarcerated less than the average citizen. 

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. 

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. 

Within the NFL, Minnesota Vikings players are actually 66 percent more likely to be arrested than players on an average NFL team.

So the Vikings suck, and they are hurting our economy by getting arrested.  Anyone in for kicking these fools out of the league? Honestly would anyone miss them?  Let Adrian Peterson join another team, then we can just drop all the other players from the league.

P.S.  I hope it wasn't a shock that the NBA is leading the pack by large numbers.


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