As cycles go, this one is on the down side. Vikings lead the NFL in arrests since 2011 with 10 and Detroit has tried to help this teams cause with 6 arrests. The Raiders would not hear of being left off this list and have 5 arrests during the same time frame.
Since 2000, this team is still tops with 39 arrests. The fact I want to see is the conviction rate as most anyone can get arrested, but to get convicted well, you must be found guilty or plead out. The Bengals are close behind with 37 arrests over the same time frame.
I know, I know that some on here could give a rat's ass or a flying _uck, but it does matter. I wear the colors and logos and I put them on my son and daughter (as if they had a chance for anything else). I don't hold the old Raider mentality of being down and dirty. I really don't think the Bengals tried to wrestle the title away from the team that had it before them.
I'm still going to pull for this team as downtrodden as things get. I will not abandon them for a few arrests, but come on guys. I can't even remember the last time I was arrested. Maybe I don't have enough money, perhaps not bad-ass enough but what goes here. Why? The team has a "guy" in charge of player development, a budget, and a 77 page manual. State trooper training on what to do when stopped (I never got this training and I didn't know what to do). Hell they are bringing in a strip club owner to explain this is where they go to get fleeced out of their money, which I personally think is a mistake, bring in the workers. They will tell it to the players as it is. Make it rain. MOAR (Bomar) RAIN.
I'm going to personally gauge my feelings on this matter on conviction rates. I realize some of this stuff is fringe players aka Caleb King. I had hope for King and thought he might break through, then he has the Eddie Murphy moment. gone
Rhett Bomar, do you see it (moar) should have been kept around just for this and he would have been more fun than Sage plus cheaper. Griffen's two arrests in two days really bites us in the ass on the arrest meter but since all charges were dropped (no convictions) they don't count as should be the case for AP.
I don't have the answers as you can surmise if you've read this far. I don't like it and don't want that tag associated with this team (most arrests or convictions in my case) and the razzing that will come with it. It seems the team is doing its due diligence with the player development program. I'm all about second chances, you can't train/educate a player if you cut them right away. The good news is this isn't as messy as some situations out there (PSU).