The NFL is notorious for their players having lots of legal troubles. However, based on a report by USA Today, the number of arrests in 2018 alone are staggering. Here’s a break down of all the NFL arrests from January to August.
January – 6 arrests
1/3/18 – T.J. Ward a Safety on TB was arrested on a drug charge. He was accused of marijuana possession based on a warrant from October of 2017. Not resolved.
1/12/18 – Reuben Foster a Linebacker on SF was arrested on a drug charge. He was accused of marijuana possession. Must participate in diversion program including drug testing and education.
1/14/18 – Carlos Henderson a Wide Receiver on DEN was arrested on a drug charge. He was a passenger in a car that was pulled over for speeding and was accused of marijuana possession. Not resolved.
1/14/18 – Jeremy Lane a Corner Back on SEA was arrested for DUI. He was pulled over for suspected drunk driving. Lane claims his blood alcohol level was .03 under the legal limit. Plead guilty to reckless driving, sentence suspended, two days of work crew.
1/19/18 – Robby Anderson a Wide Reciever on NYJ was arrested for eluding police. He was accused of reckless driving, resisting arrest, fleeing police and threatening a police officer’s family. He pled no contest to reckless driving and is serving six months probation.
1/25/18 – Marion Humphrey a Corner Back on BAL was arrested on a robbery charge. He is accused of stealing a $15 phone charger from his uber driver. Not resolved.
February – 2 arrests
2/11/18 – Reuber Foster (the same as before) was arrested on a domestic violence charge. He was accused of domestic violence, possession of an assault rifle and making criminal threats. He pled no contest to weapons charge and sentenced to 232 hours of community service. The domestic violence charge was dropped.
2/26 – Dylan Donahue a Linebacker on NYJ was arrested on a DUI. He was accused of drunk driving, driving the wrong way on the Lincoln Tunnel and crashing into a bus. Blood alcohol level was 0.15 almost twice the legal limit. He pled guilty and had his license suspended. He is enrolled in an education program.
March – 5 arrests
3/3/18 – Aidon Smith a Linebacker on OAK has a warrant for his arrest for domestic violence. He was accused of domestic violence and fleeing the scene of the crime. Not resolved. OAK cut him from the team two days later.
3/7/18 – Adam Gotsis a Defense End on DEN was arrested for sexual assault. He was accused of rape dating back to 2013 when Gotsis was a student at Georgia Tech. Not resolved.
3/19/18 – Zay Jones a Wide Reciever on BUF was arrested for vandalism. He was accused of breaking a glass window during a heated argument with his brother. The charges were eventually dropped by prosecutors.
3/23/18 – Duron Harmon a Safety on NE was arrested on a drug charge. He was accused of carrying 58 grams of marijuana inside his iced tea. Not resolved.
3/23/18 – Michael Bennett a Defense End for SEA was arrested and being brought up on charges for injuring an elderly security worker at the Super Bowl in 2017. Not resolved.
April – 2 arrests
4/15/18 – Daryl Worley a Corner Back on PHI was arrested for DUI. He was accused of resisting arrest, being unconscious in his car on the highway and carrying a gun without a permit. Not resolved. He was released by PHI hours later.
4/15/18 – Trevor Davis a Wide Receiver on GB was arrested because he was an alleged bomb threat. He was accused of talking about explosives when checking into a flight in Los Angeles. The case was dropped by prosecutors.
May – 3 arrests
5/2/18 – Robby Anderson (same as above) had a warrant out for his arrest for allegedly missing his court appearance regarding the incident above in January. The warrant was dropped due to a clerical error.
5/19/18 – Terrance Williams a Wide Receiver on DAL was arrested for public intoxication. Police found his Lamborghini abandoned, crashed into a pole. He is currently in a diversion program about alcohol awareness and paid restitution.
5/19/18 – Antwione Williams a Line Backer for MIN was arrested for a DUI. He was pulled over for speeding and was suspected of drunk driving. He pled guilty to a misdemeanor and is serving one year of probation.
June – 2 arrests
6/2/18 – Chris Herndon a Tight End on NYJ was arrested for a DUI. He was suspected of driving intoxicated after he crashed his car. Not resolved.
6/15/18 – Marquez White a Corner Back on DAl was arrested on an assault charge. He was accused on aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in a road rage accident. Not resolved.
July – 1 arrests
7/14/18 – Ricky Seals-Jones a Tight End on ARI was arrested on an assault charge. He was accused of assault a hotel staffer in order to use the restroom. Not resolved.
August – 3 arrests
8/5/18 – Antonio Callaway a Wide Receiver on CLE was arrested on a drug charge. He was pulled over for a traffic violation and accused of possessing marijuana and driving with a suspended license. Not resolved.
8/28/18 – Cayleb Jones a Wide Receiver on MIN was arrested for domestic violence. He is suspected of domestic violence, interfering with a 911 call and theft. Not resolved.
8/31/18 – Rico Gathers a Tight End on DAL was arrested on a drug charge. He was suspected of marijuana possession. Not resolved.
Grand total: 24 arrests.