Originally posted by Imfasterthanur:
Originally posted by GNielsen:
Originally posted by Gore_21:
Here is what I said in the Hernandez thread:
Might be time for NFL to start cracking down. 3 Strikes and your out or something like that. Every offseason gets worse... loaded with dui's, spousal abuse, performance enhancing drugs, etc. Paul Tagliabue pretty much just left the game alone and didn't suspend anybody. There are many things I don't like about Goodell but at least he's cracked down on players. Think he should take it up a notch. These guys don't realize the NFL will go on without them. They aren't as valuable as they think. If I was someone from the past who made little money and sacrificed my body to make the game what it is today I would be sick at how a lot of these players act and how much they make.
Another question is: Is the rate for crime in the NFL actually higher? Or is information simply more accesible nowadays/less hush-hush?
I'm curious to know if anyone keeps this type of data.
I think they are probably reflective of the general population. 28 guys is about 2%. Has one out of every 50 guys age 21-35 been arrested in the last 6 months? In the old days, you didn't have cell phones, twitter, and internet news. Word travels way faster and minor stories get coverage because there is so much space to fill.
Just go back 20 years and most people got their news from TV or newspaper. Now along with those places there are infinite numbers of web sites that post news.
With less space to post news in the old days if a not so well known NFL player did something like a drunk driving or hits his wife, only his local news outlets would cover it. Now if the guy who mows the grass at the 49er offices gets a speeding ticket you get "49er employee arrested" plastered all over the internet. I think they now reflect society as per their age group, not economic group. Definitely NFL players commit more crimes than your average millionaires.