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NFL Players Arrested for Domestic Violence

Updated January 28, 2021 139.4k views82 items

List RulesOnly NFL players who have committed / been charged with domestic abuse

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 and wind up getting arrested. 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.

  • Chad Wheeler

    Chad Wheeler is an American Football offensive lineman for the USC Trojans....
    • Birthplace: Santa Monica, CA
    • Team: Seattle Seahawks
    • Position: Offensive tackle
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    Reuben Foster (born April 4, 1994) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Alabama, and was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. A consensus High School All-American, Foster was regarded as the No. 1 inside linebacker prospect of his class. He was named the Butkus Award winner, given to the nation's best linebacker, at the end of the 2016 college football season. ...  more
    • Birthplace: Alabama
    • Nationality: United States of America
  • Cayleb Jones

    Cayleb Jones is an American football wide receiver for the Arizona Wildcats....
    • Photo: Wallstreethotrod / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain
      Raymell Mourice Rice (born January 22, 1987) is a former American football running back who played his entire professional career with the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Rutgers and was drafted by the Ravens in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He is the Ravens' second all-time leading rusher behind Jamal Lewis, and is also second in rushing attempts and touchdowns, and third in combined touchdowns. He was a member of the 2012 Ravens team that won Super Bowl XLVII over the San Francisco 49ers. In March 2014, Rice was arrested and subsequently indicted for an incident in which he assaulted his fiancée. The incident became...  more
      • Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York
      • Nationality: United States of America
      • Team: Baltimore Ravens
      • Position: Running back

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