October 16, 2002

CriminalSports: Like a police blotter for the athletic set

posted by owillis to general at 03:30 PM - 6 comments

Sweet. The stats geek in me is already wondering: 1. Which team/college (which sport?) has the highest proportion of criminals (arrested, suspended, charged, imprisoned, types of crimes)? 2. Which players may have the best lawyers (ratio of arrests to actual punishments served; and conversely, ratio of "let-offs" vs arrests)? 3. The Hall of Shame: most heinous, most offenses, and most escapes with respect to arrests. Seems we're another step closer to answering these pressing questions. ;-)

posted by worldcup2002 at 04:23 PM on October 16, 2002

I love this site - I once found a posting that pointed to a story by the Arizona Republic that tallied arrests among football players at Northern Arizona and other state schools. Of course that story isn't online any longer, but it was a great read.

posted by thescoop at 06:53 PM on October 16, 2002

thescoop: Now that's journalism! We should make it a point to copy that stuff and mirror it somewhere (maybe CriminalSports?) for posterity.

posted by worldcup2002 at 09:22 PM on October 16, 2002

Jerk of the Week is similar, but logs asinine as well as criminal behaviour.

posted by alex_reno at 12:29 AM on October 17, 2002

Badjocks.com is yet another similar site.

posted by mbd1 at 12:13 PM on October 17, 2002

That Najeh Davenport thing still cracks me up. Criminalsports reports that he's doing community service at football camps to make up for taking a big ol' dump in that girl's closet. It must be great to be a pro athlete and be able to take a dump in someone's hamper without charges being pressed. I mean, as long as you don't abuse that power, of course.

posted by Samsonov14 at 02:20 PM on October 17, 2002

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