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How Many American Football and Basketball Players Have Criminal Records?

Just wondering how many American football players and how many American basketball players have criminal records?

Asked by Judith Barton on Jul 11, 2010

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Judith Barton   L5: Authority   400 answers   +127 votes
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It appears that some people are spamming this thread!

Posted on Jul 23, 2010
Matthew Heller   L2: Contributor   6 answers   +0 votes
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I would think about one-eighth have had a criminal record at one point in their career. I do not think it is as high as most people think, because they show on the news about a player getting arrested for something and talk about it for a week or so. You have to consider the fact that there are at least 1,800 players in the NFL and at least 350 players in the NBA. It would be safe to say that one in every eight players has a criminal record.

Posted on Aug 23, 2010
Justin G.   L2: Contributor   17 answers   +26 votes
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1 in every 15 NBA players and 1 in every 8 NFL players have had some criminal records I would have to guess. 

Posted on Apr 8, 2011
Mark Feldt   L4: Guide   7 answers   +3 votes
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There was a survey in 2011 that found that 7% of college athletes have a criminal record. Some experts believe that sports athletes have a higher instance of spousal abuse due to the physical nature of the games that they play.

Posted on Apr 3, 2012

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