Vikings are still NFL's most arrested team [GRAPHIC]

Categories: Crime, Vikings
The Vikings have had more than their share of arrests, but nothing like this.
In light of allegations former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is apparently a serial killer who happened to play football, some are taking a renewed look at the number of NFL players appearing on the police blotters across the country.

SEE ALSO: Meet the Minnesota Vikings All-Arrested team

The latest numbers show that while the Vikings have certainly never employed a player accused of doing anything nearly as heinous as Hernandez, the Purple still take a backseat to no one when it comes to the sheer number of players being booked into jail since 2000.

Here's a graphic using data put together by U-T San Diego that breaks down the arrest numbers team by team (click to enlarge):


Then again, the numbers should probably be weighted based on the severity of the allegations. After all, driving drunk through a drive-thru or allegedly getting a little too wild at the club are far cries from orchestrating drive-bys and execution-style murders.

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Why are we the most arrested team? Our nightlife, which a lot of these problems usually stem from- isn't that great.  I 

MNjoe topcommenter



I'm starting to think AR has it in for football players.  We're you bullied in H.S. by the jock crowd?

Shawn Kuiper
Shawn Kuiper

Does this include practice squad players? If not that is an average of 5% of the 754 players on active roster if you include practice squad it's less.... Did we deduct players charge like Cris Cook and AP and exonerated? I am guessing no

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