Who are the six most arrested players in the NFL? (HINT: Titus Young is only No. 6)
Not so fast, judges, juries and executioners. Several other active NFL players have been arrested as many times or even more than Titus Young, and those guys are still in the league. In fact, if we rank all active players by the number of times they've been arrested since joining the NFL, Titus Young is still only No. 6 on this list.
So... shall we rank all active NFL players by the number of times they've been arrested? This is not difficult to do. The San Diego Union-Tribune keeps an NFL Player Arrest Database, listing every arrest of every NFL player going back to the year 2000.
For the purposes of this list, we will not count retired players, or players who have been out of football for more than a year (e.g., Albert Haynesworth and Tank Johnson, both with four arrests). We will, however, count currently unsigned free agents who are without a team but did play in the 2012 season (e.g., Titus Young, Leroy Hill). Arrests aside, most of these guys probably will get signed to a team. Who says the NFL doesn't give fifth, sixth, and seventh chances?
With this in mind, let's take a look at the six most arrested active players in the NFL:
MOST ARRESTED ACTIVE PLAYERS IN THE NFL:
6. Titus Young (3 arrests, possibly a 4th)
We have reports today that Titus Young was actually arrested a fourth time since May 6. These are unconfirmed accounts from the Twitter feed of Yahoo's Jason Cole and Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free-Press, so we'll wait for more information before making Arrest No. 4 an official entry on our leaderboard.
5. Bryant McKinnie (4 arrests)
Give Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie some credit -- he's the only guy on this list without a DUI charge on his rap sheet. And another of his charges stems from the Vikings sex boat incident of 2005 in which McKinnie was charged with indecent conduct for publicly performing cunnilingus on a naked woman, and publicly receiving fellatio from another naked woman. Who among us would not do that?
Unfortunately, McKinnie's three other arrests show a little something of a darker side. McKinnie was charged in 2008 his role in a street brawl in Miami, and suspended four games by the NFL. He was also arrested for a 3 a.m. brawl at a Bobby & Steve's Auto World gas station in 2005, and for obstructing a police officer in 2003. Charges in both of those cases were eventually dropped.