Have to wonder if this is really outside of the "norm" for the US. I mean, compare the size of the "company" (NFL) to ay other company or population. Teams can have something like 80 players right now, yes ? 80x32= 2560 players in total. Over a couple of months, out of 2560 people, there have been 31 arrests ?
Back when I used to work in restaurants, it seemed like at least 1 employee got arrested each week for something or other. Most of the times, it was something "minor" such as Public Intoxication, disorderly conduct, DUI, yada, yada, yada. (Yeah, I hesitated to put DUI in there as it is actually serious, but it's something that can happen to anyone, even people who are normally "upstanding citizens". All it takes is a slight miscalculation by a person who by definition, is under the influence.)
Anyways, is it a case of NFL players being "worse" than the average population ? Or is it that anything they do just garners more publicity ?