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Player-related crimes increasing? | NFL Fan Poll

Player-related crimes increasing?

Updated: August 2, 2012
Souce: jerseyal.com

Source: jerseyal.com


Statistics show that player-related crimes are increasing, and Roger Goodell plans to find a solution to deal with infractions. According to ESPN, 2012 saw more than 30 arrests of active players – the most common charges being related to drugs or alcohol. One of the most recent arrests to hit the media is that of Elvis Dumervil, a Denver Broncos defensive end who was charged with assault of a deadly weapon after a road rage incident in Miami Beach.

Nick Fairley, defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions, is expected in court within the upcoming weeks after being arrested in Alabama – twice in two months. His charges include a marijuana possession in April, and driving under the influence and eluding police officers in May. His trial for driving under the influence could affect a couple of games in Detroit’s preseason, and his court dates for marijuana possession take place a few weeks into the season.

Roger Goodell, NFL commissioner, met with DeMaurice Smith, NFL Players Association executive director, to discuss the increase in player arrests and come up with a solution on how to deal with them. According to ESPN, Goodell says, “We are going to do some things to combat this problem because some of the numbers on DUIs and domestic violence are going up and that disturbs me. When there’s a pattern of mistakes, something has got to change.”

One way Goodell plans to deal with player-related arrests is by making conduct and substance abuse polices firmer.  Until the plans are set in place, Goodell and the player’s union will keep any changes with the policy quiet. What are your thoughts about making conduct and substance policies stronger? Should the players be fined or punished for what they do in their personal life? Let’s hear what you have to say!

(via ESPN)

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