NFC East: Arrest Tallies for the Last Decade

The San Diego Union Tribune posted a webpage allowing readers to do database searches for all NFL criminal arrests since 2000. I thought it would be amusing to take a stroll down memory lane not just for the Redskins, but all the NFC East teams (and of course the Bungles). There are some hilariously bizarre arrests for each team and some blast from the past names we'd like to forget (Bruce Smith DUI). 

Since 2000, the Giants are in the lead with 11 arrests, the Skins and Cowgirls are tied at 8, and the Eagles boast a miniscule 6 arrests, though the Eagles win major points in originality (not just your run of the mill DUI and assault charges).

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Before I start making fun of the Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, and Bengals charges, let’s take a look at the arrest sheet for our beloved Redskins....

Since Hanyesworth’s off-fields troubles were before his time here, I am throwing that one out. Jim Zorn to date has a clean slate, which I believe is a torch that Zorn has carried nicely from the Gibbs II era. Coach Gibbs was always very vocal to the team about not disgracing the franchise, and this was clearly evident in Joe’s ability to touch Sean Taylor, whom he helped turn his life around after his two run-ins with the law. Here's a look at the Skins' arrests the last 9 years: 

Date

Name

Position

Incident

Resolution

Coach

10/12/2007

Kili Lefotu

OL

Charged with being drunk in public, destruction of property and simple assault after dispute at restaurant.

Gibbs

5/18/2006

Ataveus Cash

WR

Arrested, charged with driving without license

Paid fine

Gibbs

6/4/2005

Sean Taylor

S

Arrested and charged with felony aggravated assault with a firearm and misdemeanor simple battery related.

Pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault and battery, NFL fined four games' pay, 18 months probation, provide $1,000 scholarships to 10 schools

Gibbs

10/28/2004

Sean Taylor

S

Arrested and charged with driving under the influence and refusing a breathalyzer test after being stopped by a Virginia trooper.

Acquitted, deactivated for a game

Gibbs

5/25/2003

Jermaine Haley

DT

Arrested in Miami Beach, Fla., on charges of driving under the influence and causing property damage.

Pleaded no contest, year probation, $3,000 to charity

Spurrier

4/27/2003

Bruce Smith

DE

Charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after being stopped for speeding in Virginia Beach, Va.

Acquitted

Spurrier

9/20/2000

Dana Stubblefield

DT

Arrested at home on assault charge against wife

Dropped

Norv Turner

Norv Turner

Mike Sellers

FB

Arrested and charged with DUI in Arlington, Va.

Found guilty, 18-month suspended sentence, license suspended one year

 

Kili Lefotu was a practice squad player and Cash Ataveus I don't believe ever made the roster, so I don't read too much into those. NOW, let's take a look at the highlight arrests for the Skins' NFC East foes:

Terry Glenn (Cowboys) - 12/30/2005 - Cited for public intoxication after urinating outside Jack In The Box restaurant. 

Dhani Jones (Eagles) - 3/26/2006 - Charged with failure to obey a lawful command -- a misdemeanor -- after he allegedly refused to stop dancing outside a South Beach club. (Pleaded no contest, paid court costs, cut by team after season)

Damon Moore (Eagles) - 11/20/2001 - Charged with abandoning puppy at soccer field. ($2,000 fine, 15 hours community service).

Thomas Hamner (Eagles) - 4/4/2001 - Charged with animal cruelty, witnesses saw him beating his pit bull. ($1,000 fine, put dog up for adoption.)

Plaxico Burress (Giants) - 12/1/2008 - Accidentally shot himself in thigh at New York nightclub. He did not have permit for the Glock pistol.

Why can't there be a youtube video of the Dhani Jones arrest?!??!  

Last and certainly least, the Bengals, who have a whopping 29 arrests (it's probably up to 31 in the couple hours since I've posted this). I don't know what's in the water but there is a LOT of battery charges against women, 6 of them in fact. Click to view the entire rap sheet.

[Image via www.acc-tv.com]
Special thanks to our SB Nation friend Arrowhead Pride for the link.

 

 

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