The NFL All-Arrest All-Pro Team

Asher ChanceySenior Analyst IJune 1, 2011

The NFL All-Arrest All-Pro Team

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    PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 09:  Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles scrambles with the ball against the Green Bay Packers in the 2011 NFC wild card playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 9, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by
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    As the NFL lockout and the threat of a shortened or even cancelled 2011 football season loom largely in the collective psyche of the NFL football fan, this startling statistic emerges, from

    Since the NFL lockout began, on March 12, 2011, an amazing 13 players have been arrested for various infractions.

    Of course, NFL players finding themselves on the wrong side of the law is nothing new.  It seems like an off-season rarely goes by without some NFL superstar's name showing up on the police blotter.

    Here is a look at an All-Pro team composed solely of NFL players who have been arrested during or after their careers.

    An NFL All-Arrest Team, if you will.

Quarterback: Michael Vick, Atlanta Falcons

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    Rarely has an NFL player been as talented as Michael Vick, and rarely has one screwed up so royally.

    No one needs to be reminds of Vick's crimes, or of his punishment.

    Of course, Vick is back in the league now, and arguably better than ever.

    That, too, is extremely rare.

Running Back: O.J. Simpson, Buffalo Bills

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    LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 05:  O.J. Simpson smiles as he arrives in court for his sentencing hearing at the Clark County Regional Justice Center December 5, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Simpson and co-defendant Clarence 'C.J.' Stewart were sentenced on 12 charge
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    One of the greatest running backs in football history is also one of the NFL's greatest felons.

    O.J. Simpson is an NFL Hall of Famer, and a Hall of Fame criminal.

Running Back: Cedric Benson, Chicago Bears

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    BALTIMORE, MD - JANUARY 2:  Cedric Benson #32 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs the ball against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on January 2, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Bengals 13-6. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
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    Cedric Benson was arrested twice in the off-season of 2008: once for operating his boat while intoxicated, and once for operating his vehicle while intoxicated.

    He was promptly waived by the Chicago Bears, and is now in Cincinnati, where he has put up back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons.

Fullback: Jamal Lewis, Baltimore Ravens

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    Former All-Pro and 2,000 yard rusher Jamal Lewis served five months in jail for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms of cocaine.

    (While Lewis was not actually a fullback, he was built like one, and will slide over on this team.)

Wide Receiver: Michael Irvin, Dallas Cowboys

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 27:  Former NFL player Michael Irvin speaks during the 25th Great Sports Legends Dinner to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis at The Waldorf=Astoria on September 27, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Ima
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    All anyone has to do is say "hookers," "cocaine" or "hotel room," and Michael Irvin comes running.

    Irvin has been accused of sexual assault multiple times, busted for drug possession and, in a bizarre incident, reportedly inflicted a two-inch gash in the neck of offensive lineman Everett McIver.

Wide Receiver: Plaxico Burress, New York Giants

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    LEBANON - JANUARY 14: New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress walks through security as he arrives at the Lebanon County Courthouse January 14, 2009 in Lebanon, Pa.  Burress is scheduled to appear in a civil trial in a dispute with an automobile dea
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    The conviction of Plaxico Burress for violating New York City hand gun laws after shooting himself in the leg is hard to relate to, and is the kind of thing that makes you wonder if the case would have gone differently had Burress been a non-celebrity.

    Possibly, but either way, don't shoot yourself in the leg with your own gun.

Tight End: Mark Chmura, Green Bay Packers

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    12 Sep 1999: Mark Chmura #89 of the Green Bay Packers looks on the field during a game against the Oakland Raiders at the Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Raiders 28-24.
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    Two days after being found not guilty of having sex with the 17-year-old former babysitter of his children, three-time Pro Bowl tight end Mark Chmura reportedly said that his behavior was not something a married man should do.

    Or, you know, a decent man.  Or an adult man.

Offensive Lineman: Jason Peters, Philadelphia Eagles

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    PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 02:  Offensive tackle Jason Peters #71 of the Philadelphia Eagles gets set in his stance against the Houston Texans at Lincoln Financial Field on December 2, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Imag
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    On March 26, 2011, Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Jason Peters was arrested for loud music and for disturbing the peace in Shreveport, Louisiana.

    For what it is worth, based on personal experience, the people of Shreveport really hate loud music, and really like their peace undisturbed.

Offensive Lineman: Barrett Robbins, Oakland Raiders

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    OAKLAND, CA  - SEPTEMBER 28:  Center Barrett Robbins #63 of the Oakland Raiders runs to block during a game against the San Diego Chargers on September 28, 2003 at Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Raiders defeated the Chargers 34-31
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    All-Pro center Barrett Robbins, a lifelong sufferer of bipolar disorder and clinical depression, infamously failed to show up for Super Bowl XXXVII until just hours before the game, and was so incoherent he was left off the roster.

    Robbins has had a career of trouble with drugs and alcohol, and was sentenced to five years in jail in Florida in 2011 for a drug-related probation violation.

Offensive Lineman: Carl Nicks, New Orleans Saints

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    METAIRIE, LA - CIRCA 2010: In this handout image provided by the NFL, Carl Nicks of the New Orleans Saints poses for his 2010 NFL headshot circa 2010 in Metairie, Louisiana. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)
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    Prior to being drafted, Carl Nicks was arrested for "suspicion of being an inmate of a disorderly house" and refusing to leave when asked.

    Nicks slipped to the fifth round as a result of the arrest, where the Saints nabbed him and turned him into a Pro Bowler within three seasons.

Defensive Lineman: Albert Haynesworth, Washington Redskins

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    GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 02:  Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth #92 of the Washington Redskins stands on the sidelines during preseason NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 2, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona
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    The most overpaid person in the United States, Albert Haynesworth has added road rage and assault of another driver to a rap sheet that already included showing up to camp out of shape and publicly complaining about his new coach's defensive scheme.

Defensive Lineman: Will Smith, New Orleans Saints

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 07:  Will Smith #91 of the New Orleans Saints against the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 7, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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    Former Pro Bowler Defensive Lineman Will Smith was arrested this off-season for battery after allegedly grabbing his wife's hair and dragging her down the street. 

Linebacker: Lawrence Taylor, New York Giants

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    CANTON, OH - AUGUST 3:  Pro Football Hall of Famer (Class of 1999) Lawrence Taylor waves as he is introduced during the 2003 NFL Hall of Fame Induction ceremony on August 3, 2003 in Canton, Ohio.  (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)
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    Sex, drugs and rock n' roll; Lawrence Taylor has dabbled in them all.

    Taylor has been arrested for cocaine, crack and having sex with underage girls.

Linebacker: Ray Lewis, Baltimore Ravens

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 09:  Linebacker Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens reads the play in 2011 AFC wild card playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on January 9, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/G
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    After the Super Bowl between the Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons, two people were stabbed to death outside of a night club in a fight with Ray Lewis' entourage, and the suit Lewis was wearing that night has never been found.

    Lewis escaped the charges.

Linebacker: John Mobley, Denver Broncos

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    DENVER - DECEMBER 29:  Tight end Steve Bush #87 of the Arizona Cardinals is brought down by linebackers John Mobley #51 and Ian Gold #52 of the Denver Broncos during the game at Invesco Field at Mile High on December 29, 2002 in Denver, Colorado.  The Bro
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    Former All-Pro linebacker John Mobley was arrested in Parker, Colorado on DUI charges and served seven days in jail.

Cornerback: Samari Rolle, Tennessee Titans

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    NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 10:  Cornerback Samari Rolle #22 of the Baltimore Ravens intercepts a pass alongside wide receiver Justin McCareins #19 of the Tennessee Titans in the second quarter during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game on January 10, 2009 at LP
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    Former All-Pro and Pro Bowl cornerback Samari Rolle was arrested after a Valentine's Day altercation with his wife in 2005.  He was assigned to probation and anger management, and suspended by the NFL for one game.

Cornerback: Adam "Pac-Man" Jones, Tennessee Titans

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    A truly awesome and terrific football player, this highly touted cornerback also likes to take guns to strip clubs and beat on strippers.

Free Safety: Eugene Robinson, Atlanta Falcons

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    In one of the more improbable turnarounds in the history of strange things, former Falcons safety Eugene Robinson was awarded the Bart Starr Award by the group Athletes in Action, a Christian group, just hours before being arrested for soliciting oral sex from an undercover cop posing as a prostitute.

Kicker: Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland Raiders

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    OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 07:  Sebastian Janikowski #11 of the Oakland Raiders looks on against the Kansas City Chiefs during an NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 7, 2010 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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    In 2003, Raiders All-Pro kicker Sebastian Janikowski was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor assault, misdemeanor vandalism and public drunkenness after an altercation at a Walnut Creek nightclub.

Punter: Todd Sauerbrun, Denver Broncos

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    DENVER - DECEMBER 9:  Todd Sauerbrun #10 of the Denver Broncos kicks off during the football game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Invesco Field at Mile High on December 9, 2007 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
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    Three-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro Todd Sauerbrun was arrested twice, once for assaulting a cab driver and once for driving while impaired.  He served no jail, but was given a considerable amount of probation and community service.

    Did you see any that we missed?  Add your suggestions in the comments section below.


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