New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez made headlines this week when he was charged with first-degree murder in the death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd.
However, Hernandez is just part of the NFL crime spree.
According to CBS News, 27 NFL players have been arrested since the Super Bowl was played on February 3.
Some of the offenders and their alleged offenses include: Cleveland Browns Ausar Walcott (attempted murder), Cincinnati Bengals Adam Jones (assaulting a woman), Philadelphia Eagles Jason Peters (drag racing) and Baltimore Ravens Rolando McClain (disorderly conduct and resisting arrest).
“[NFL Commissioner] Roger Goodell has been very resolutely focused on cleaning up the league,” CBS Sports host James Brown recently told CBS This Morning. “He has come in under a law and order mandate, personal mandate, and that is going to be his legacy.”
Brown said that the high number of arrests are “because it’s a high-profile, elite level of athletes, any aberrant behavior is going to be magnified."
Source: CBS News