The National Football League is in a golden age right now: It’s been 23 days since one of its players has been arrested.
The average time between arrests is just seven days, while the record without an arrest is slightly more than two months, at 65 days, according to NFLarrest.com, which “provides an interactive visualized database of National Football League player Arrests & Charges,” the site says.
Players get arrested for a variety of crimes: drunk driving, drug offenses, domestic violence, assault and battery, gun violations, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, theft, burglary, rape and even murder.
The NFL virtually embraces players who abuse women.
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Giants’ Odell Beckham raises leg, then fist, to the fans
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. made two gestures during touchdown celebrations Sunday that captured attention: He pretended to pee like a dog after his first score in a loss to the Eagles and raised his right fist after the second one.
Beckham’s explanation for the strange urinating gesture was, well, strange.
“I was in the end zone, I scored a touchdown — I’m a dog, so I acted like a dog,” Beckham said, according to The New York Post.
The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)
DirecTV Is Giving Refunds on NFL Packages Due to Protests
Subscribers to AT&T Inc.’s DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket who want to cancel the service because of football players’ national anthem protests can get refunds, according to customer service representatives.
AT&T is the exclusive home of the Sunday Ticket, which offers the full slate of Sunday afternoon NFL games. The telecommunications company declined to comment.
The TV football package costs almost $300 a season, though AT&T offers various promotions and monthly pricing options.
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Bronco’s GM John Elway issues pathetically weak statement on protests
“I’m one that believes in standing for the national anthem, and I’ve always believed that. I believe that this is the greatest country in the world. We are very fortunate to live here, but it’s obviously not perfect. There are a lot of things that need to be corrected, and we will continue to work on those things. I’m one that really believes in standing for the flag. I understand the players and the way they felt from the comments that were made earlier in the week. They felt that they had to go down and kneel and that’s up to them. Hopefully as we go forward we can start concentrating on football a little bit more. Take the politics out of football. But I think that last week was a good show of unity by the NFL and hopefully this week we can move forward.” – John Elway
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) September 26, 2017