According to Chinese astrology, 2012 is the year of the dragon.
However, in the National Football League, 2012 would appear to be the year of the police blotter.
Even though the season hasn't even begun yet, a number of players have found their names in the news for all the wrong reasons.
These missteps haven't been limited to end-of-the-bench scrubs, such as Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Kiante Tripp (arrested in June for burglary), either. More than a few prominent pros have run afoul of the law this offseason, including this handful of high-priced boneheads.