Ranking the Most Embarrassing Arrests of the 2012 NFL Offseason

Josh ZerkleChief Writer IIIJuly 18, 2012

There was plenty of embarrassment to go around this NFL offseason.

A handful of players (and one cheerleader) made contributions to the league's rap sheet over the last five months. If we were to concoct a police-blotter power rankings of sorts, who would rank No. 1?

We had plenty of DUIs this offseason—more than 20 in all (and counting!). Seriously. A metric ton, almost. I'm just gonna rattle off some names: Bucs cornerback Eric Wright, New York Giants tackle David Diehl, Raiders wideout Darrius Heyward-Bey and Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, earlier this week. Don't be like them, kids.

And we haven't even mentioned the worst of them: Jaguars rookie wide receiver Justin Blackmon blew a .15 less than two months after he was drafted fifth overall last April. I guess that's one way to "celebrate" being drafted by an NFL franchise that the media perpetually keep on "LA Watch."

The only other offense that holds a candle to Blackmon is that of Eagles running back Dion Lewis, who made his kerfluffle with Johnny Law a family affair. Lewis and his brother pulled a fire alarm when they unsuccessfully tried to break into their own hotel in Albany earlier this month.

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