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As much as people love the NFL, one of the biggest problems that the league has faced over the years is that its players are more likely, at least publicly, to commit domestic violence. The stories have gotten more coverage over the years, with the attention potentially peaking with the infamous Ray Rice incident that took place in February 2014. Given all of the attention football players and domestic violence have received over the past few years, it's surprising that players can't control themselves and end up in the police blotter. Many NFL players have been caught beating their wives. While the NFL has cracked down on domestic violence, it's likely that it will happen again in the future, especially considering the volatile nature of football players.

If you're an NFL player, you don't want to end up on this list. But, that said, here are the NFL players who have been arrested on domestic violence charges.
Ray Rice is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list NFL Players Arrested for Domestic Violence
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Raymell Mourice "Ray" Rice is a professional American football running back who is currently a free agent. He played college football for Rutgers University and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He is ranked as the Ravens' second all-time leading rusher ...more

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Position: Running back

Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York, United States of America

Age: 28

Teams: Rutgers Scarlet Knights football, Baltimore Ravens

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#20 on The Best Baltimore Ravens of All Time

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#23 on Famous Bad Boys You Think You Could Change Into Better Men

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Jonathan Dwyer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list NFL Players Arrested for Domestic Violence
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Jonathan Avery Dwyer is an American football running back for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia Tech. On September 17 2014 Dwyer was arrested and spent a ...more

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Position: Running back

Birthplace: Marietta, Georgia, United States of America

Age: 26

Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football

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Ray McDonald is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list NFL Players Arrested for Domestic Violence
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Raymondo Antoine McDonald is an American football defensive end for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. McDonald played college football for the University of Florida, where he was a member of a BCS National Championship team. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the third ...more

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Position: Defensive tackle

Birthplace: Pahokee, Florida, United States of America

Age: 31

Teams: San Francisco 49ers

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Greg Hardy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list NFL Players Arrested for Domestic Violence
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Gregory Hardy, nicknamed The Kraken, is an American football defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Mississippi. He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. ...more

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Position: Defensive end

Birthplace: Millington, Tennessee, United States of America

Age: 27

Teams: Carolina Panthers

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#38 on The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

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