So over the last four and a half months, 1.77% of NFL players have been arrested.
Considering only about 5.5% of the total adult population gets arrested per year in the US, having 4.72% of your profession getting arrested is most definitely a black eye on the NFL. You would like to think that players earning a minimum of $390,000/year could handle themselves with more class than the average adult in the US. At the very least, an NFL player has much more on the line, yet they aren't any better statistically than your average Joe Q. Public. It is a shame.