The top mugshots in NFL history. When I saw that assignment come across I knew that it would require some research to find out how many "mugs" were going to be in this unique universe for consideration.
One of the first web sites I came across was the NFL Arrests Database, which is maintained by the San Diego Union Tribune.com. They have started keeping track of NFL arrests since 2000, and during that time the number of arrests of NFL players has swelled to 589 players.
Well there are some repeat offenders to be sure, so the actual number of players would be less than 589. Let's just say there were 589 incidents that they recorded. Everyone arrested on that list is assumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
The web site does not provide a corresponding mug shot to go with the arrest, so I will have to go elsewhere to find those. Looks like there are two web sites that will suffice. You can check out the gallery of mugshots of sports stars offered up by TMZ.com, or you can go to the sports section over at Mugshot.com. Guess I can cross those web sites off my Bucket List now.
So to make the list manageable, we whittled the list down to 50 NFL players and a bonus slide of a player that will be drafted in 2012 to join the NFL.
Listed for you in alphabetical order, are the top 50 mugshots in NFL history.