After seeing the great sport of football get dragged through the mud for most of the offseason with countless arrests, it made me start to wonder: do we as fans really care?
Here's a quick list I put together of noteable arrests or suspicions of criminal activity by NFL players since the beginning of 2007:
Joey Porter & Levi Jones - fighting in a casino
Vick - dog fighting
Jared Allen (KC DE) - DWI (his second)
Chris Henry and Pacman - several
Tank Johnson - we all know that story
David Kirkus (Den WR) - felony assualt
Dominic Rhodes - DUI
AJ Nicholson - assualt
Jeremy Stevens - possession of pot
Steve McNair - DWI
Richard Seigler - Pimpin'
I'm sure they're are some that I missed, and in no way am I saying that all of these people are guilty, but in the court of "public opinion" the damage is already done. The question I have for you is do you really care what these guys do off the field or is your interest in them strictly after they put on the uniforms?