Is the NFL doing a good job at character review? Arrests for 2015 season are way down

49ers have had 12 arrests since 2012, Aldon Smith accounts for 5 of them
NFL teams are doing a better job at controlling their players

According to USA Sports, the arrests in 2015 have dropped less than half of what they usually are. According to a recent report by the USA Today arrest database the NFL has only had 35 arrests in 2015.  That is pretty good and the lowest annual number on record since 2000 and less than half of what the league had nine years ago, according to a database of player arrests and citations kept by USA TODAY Sports.

The NFL has been very hard on taking guys with a past record. When teams deem a player as problematic, they are staying away from him.  I do not know if that comes from the GM himself or the owner. One thing is for sure, the owners hate getting that phone call that one of their stars were arrested for something. It can really be a problem for the team if their players keep getting arrested. The bad publicity is killing some teams, so they are trying to limit it.

Players Arrested this year:

  1. Derrick Coleman
  2. Dorian Green-Beckham
  3. Ahmad Brooks
  4. Aldon Smith
  5. Stephen Hill
  6. Justin Cox
  7. Justin Hunter
  8. Sheldon Richardson
  9. Andrew Quarless
  10. Brandon Ivory
  11. Brandon Spikes
  12. Prince Shembo
  13. Ray McDonald
  14. Rodney Austin
  15. Brian Dixon
  16. Bernard Pierce
  17. Antwon Blake
  18. Alex Okafor
  19. Bruce Miller
  20. Jarrett Bush
  21. Victor Hampton
  22. Nate Allen
  23. Ahmad Bradshaw
  24. Joseph Randle
  25. D’Qwell Jackson
  26. Letroy Guion
  27. Terrence Cody
  28. Bobby Massie
  29. Andrew Jackson
  30. Datone Jones
  31. Josh McNary
  32. Oday Aboushi
  33. Chris Johnson
  34. Tim Jennings
  35. Junior Galette

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