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28 NFL players who have been accused of domestic violence

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28 NFL players who have been accused of domestic violence

Greg Hardy

- Arrested for assault and communicating threats against his ex-girlfriend

Current team: Dallas Cowboys

(AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)

Ray Rice

- Indicted for third-degree aggravated assault after hitting his then-fiancee

Current team: Free Agent

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Brandon Marshall

- Arrested on charges of assault on a law enforcement officer in 2004
- Arrested on suspicion of domestic violence against his girlfriend in 2007
- Charged with misdemeanor battery in Georgia in 2008
- Arrested in 2009 for disorderly conduct while fighting with his fiancee
- Accused of hitting a woman in New York in 2012

Current team: New York Jets

(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Adrian Peterson

- Pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charge of reckless assault against his four-year-old son

Current team: Minnesota Vikings

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Terrell Suggs

- Allegedly threw a soap dispenser at his then-girlfriend in 2009
- Accused of attacking his then-girlfriend in 2012

Current team: Baltimore Ravens

(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Johnny Manziel

- Accused of hitting his girlfriend

Current team: Cleveland Browns

(AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk, File)

Fred Davis

- Accused of assaulting a woman in 2011

Current team: Washington Redskins

(Photo by Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Adam 'Pacman' Jones

- Cited for misdemeanor assault in October of 2006
- Part of a shooting and multiple assaults at a Las Vegas strip club in 2007
- Accused of hitting a woman at a strip club in Georgia in 2008

Current team: Cincinnati Bengals

(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Albert McClellan

- Charged with battery and simple assault with threat or intent to do violence against his girlfriend in 2012

Current team: Baltimore Ravens

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Bruce Miller

- Accused of assaulting girlfriend in 2015, later reduced to a charge of disturbing the peace

Current team: San Francisco 49ers

(Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)

Chris Cook

- Accused and acquitted of strangling his girlfiend

Current team: Free Agent

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Courtney Upshaw

- Charged with third-degree domestic violence in 2009 alongside his then-girlfriend. Charges were later dropped.

Current team: Baltimore Ravens

(Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Daryl Washington

- Pleaded guilty to assaulting his ex-girlfriend

Current team: Arizona Cardinals

(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Dez Bryant

- Charged with a class A misdemeanor domestic violence charge for hitting his mother

Current team: Dallas Cowboys

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Dorial Green-Beckham

- Accused of pushing a woman down the stairs

Current team: Tennessee Titans

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James Harrison

- Charged with simple assault in 2008

Current team: Pittsburgh Steelers

(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Jonathan Dwyer

- Accused of assaulting his wife and 18-month-old child

Current team: Free Agent

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Justin Cox

- Arrested for domestic violence in 2015

Current team: Free Agent

(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Leroy Hill

- Arrested on suspicion of domestic abuse after allegedly hitting his girlfriend in 2010

Current team: Free Agent

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Phillip Merling

- Charged with aggravated battery against his pregnant fiancee in 2010

Current team: Free Agent

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Quincy Enunwa

- Accused of assaulting his girlfriend

Current team: New York Jets

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Randy Starks

- Charged with domestic assault in 2006

Current team: Cleveland Browns

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Robert Sands

- Charged with assault in the fourth degree in a 2013 domestic violence incident

Current team: Free Agent

(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Rodney Austin

- Charged with assault against a female and a child under 12 in 2015

Current team: Free Agent

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Santonio Holmes

- Arrested in 2006 for domestic violence and assault. Charges were later dropped
- Allegedly threw a glass at a woman outside an Orlando club

Current team: Free Agent

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Tony McDaniel

- Charged with domestic battery against his girlfriend in 2010

Current team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

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Maurkice Pouncey

- With his twin brother, allegedly assaulted and harassed several people outside a Miami club

Current team: Pittsburgh Steelers

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Mike Pouncey

- With his twin brother, allegedly assaulted and harassed several people outside a Miami club

Current team: Miami Dolphins

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Ray Rice may never again play for an NFL team, but he isn't the only public figure to be accused of domestic abuse. In fact, there are many other players who have received widespread attention for such heinous acts, yet are still suiting up on Sundays.

Check out the gallery above, which shows the 28 players who have been accused of domestic violence. You'll see why people have been clamoring for the NFL to take more action.

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Below are 27 NFL players who have been arrested multiple times:

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28 NFL players who have been accused of domestic violence

Jared Allen

Arrests: 2

Classifications: DUI (2)

Description 1: Accused of second drunken-driving incident in five months. Also charged with speeding.

Description 2: Pulled over for speeding, accused of drunk driving in Overland Park, Kansas.

Allen served a two-game suspension for these arrests, which both occurred in 2006.

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Jonathan Babineaux

Arrests: 2

Classifications: Drugs, Animal Abuse

Description 1: Pulled over for a traffic violation in Gwinnett County, Ga., accused of marijuana possession.

Description 2: Accused of killing girlfriend's pit bull in Georgia (later acquitted on grounds of self-defense).

(AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Khalif Barnes

Arrests: 2

Classifications: Reckless Driving, DUI

Description 1: Police say he drove through a yard and crashed his Mercedes into a tree, then fled the scene. Charged with violating DUI probation.

Description 2: After being pulled over, he accused police officer of racism and called Jacksonville a hick town. Accused of drunken driving, he later apologized, pleaded no contest and received six months probation, 50 hours community service, $650 fines and costs.

(AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Ahmad Bradshaw

Arrests: 2

Classifications: Drugs, Probation Violation

Description 1: Pulled over in Preble County, Ohio, for traffic violation, accused of marijuana possession.

Description 2: Undisclosed probation violation stemming from undisclosed incident when he was a juvenile.

Bradshaw is the only player in this article not currently on a 53-man roster, but he is expected to be signed by a team once he fully recovers from a broken fibula and serves a one-game suspension related to his marijuana arrest.

(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

Kenny Britt

Classifications: License/Traffic Violation (3), Theft, Drugs, DUI, Reckless Driving

Description 1: Charged with drunken driving after trying to pass through security gate at Fort Campbell Army post in Kentucky.

Description 2: Turned himself in on two outstanding warrants that say he provided inaccurate information on driver's license applications.

Description 3: Accused of resisting arrest in New Jersey after police suspected him of trying to hide a marijuana cigar.

Description 4: Accused of eluding police with car chase in his hometown of Bayonne, N.J., speeding and obstruction.

Description 5: Accused of theft by deception after allegedly not paying two bail bonds companies in New Jersey on behalf of his friend.

Description 6: Pulled over in Nashville for windows in Camaro tinted too dark, then cited for misdemeanor driving without a valid license.

Description 7: Pulled over in Glen Ridge., N.J., and had three outstanding traffic warrants.

(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Marcell Dareus


(AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)

Elvis Dumervil

Arrests: 2

Classifications: Assault/Battery (2), Guns/Weapons

Description 1: Accused of aggravated assault with a firearm in Miami after allegedly lifting his shirt to show a gun to a motorist.

Description 2: Cited for assault, disturbing the peace after alleged altercation with parking lot attendant at Invesco Field after he forgot his credentials.

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Nick Fairley

Arrests: 2

Classifications: DUI, Drugs

Description 1: Arrested on DUI charge and eluding police in Mobile, Ala., after being pulled over for going 100 mph.

Description 2: Pulled over in Mobile, Ala., charged with marijuana possession after police found marijuna cigarettes. Charge dropped after he passed drug test.

(AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File)

Everson Griffen

Arrests: 2

Classifications: Assault/Battery, Alcohol

Description 1: Pulled over near USC campus, subdued by Taser after allegedly assaulting officer during traffic stop.

Description 2: Accused of being drunk in public in Hollywood, Calif.

These arrests were two days apart from each other in late January 2011 in Los Angeles.

(AP Photo/Sang Tan)

Vincent Jackson

Arrests: 3

Classifications: DUI (2), License violation

Description 1: Pulled over for playing loud music, cited for driving with a suspended license and expired tags.

Description 2: Pulled over for speeding and weaving, failed sobriety tests in San Diego, accused of drunken driving in 2008 GMC Sierra.

Description 3: Pulled over in San Diego, charged with drunk driving. Blood-alcohol measured at .13.

 (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Sebastian Janikowski

Arrests: 3

Classifications: Assault/Battery, Alcohol, DUI, Drugs

Description 1: Accused of misdemeanor assault, vandalism and public drunkenness after fight at supper club in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Description 2: Pulled over in Oakland, accused of drunk driving. Blood-alcohol measured at .20.

Description 3: Accused of possession of a controlled substance, the designer drug GHB, after police approached his car and found suspicious substance. Acquitted by jury.

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Adam Jones

Arrests: 9

Classifications: Assault/Battery (3), Guns/Weapons (2), Drugs (2), Alcohol (2), Disorderly Conduct

Description 1: Accused of assault and vandalism after being asked to leave club in Nashville.

Description 2: Accused of throwing a punch at an officer and marijuana possession in Fayetteville, Ga. He had been in his parked Bentley.

Description 3: Accused of smoking marijuana after he emerged from Corvette reeking of marijuana. Officers were serving a warrant on his home in Georgia.

Description 4: Accused of being drunk, shouting profanities and arguing with a woman outside club in Tennessee.

Description 5: Accused of spitting in a woman's face at Nashville nightclub.

Description 6: Surrended in Las Vegas, charged with felony coercion in connection to strip club shooting that paralyzed a man.

Description 7: Accused of disorderly conduct while intoxicated and resisting arrest at bar in Cincinnati.

Description 8: Accused of punching a woman outside a Cincinnati bar on June 5, 2013. It is his eighth run-in with the law since 2005.

Description 9: He was the passenger in a car pulled over for speeding and was cited for disorderly conduct. The driver was charged with drunk driving.

(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Marshawn Lynch

Arrests: 3

Classifications: DUI, Guns/Weapons, Drugs, Reckless Driving

Description 1: Pulled over in Oakland, Calif., and taken to Santa Rita Jail on DUI charge.

Description 2: Police in Culver City, Calif., said they checked car without tags and smelled marijuana, then found gun in trunk, plus marijuana cigarettes. Pleaded guilty to misdemeanor gun charge, 80 hours community service, three years probation. No drug charge. NFL suspended him three games.

Description 3: Accused of hitting woman with his Porsche SUV in Buffalo and driving away. Woman required seven stiches for cut, plus hip bruise. Pleaded guilty to failure to exercise due care to pedestrian, license revoked, $150 fine and surcharge.

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Brandon Marshall

Arrests: 4

Classifications: Domestic Violence (2), DUI, Disorderly Conduct

Description 1: Accused of disorderly conduct in Atlanta after fight with fiance.

Description 2: Accused of hitting his girlfriend on March 4, 2008, misdemeanor battery.

Description 3: Pulled over for driving erratically in Denver, charged with drunk driving. Blood-alcohol registered at .116.

Description 4: Charged with false imprisonment in dispute with girlfriend, accused of hitting her car window and blocking her taxi.

Since these arrests, the latest of which occurred in 2009, Marshall has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.

AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Rey Maualuga

Arrests: 2

Classifications: Assault/Battery, DUI

Description 1: Charged with misdemeanor assault after bar employee said Maualuga hit him in the face.

Description 2: Charged with drunk driving in Covington, Ky., after police said he struck two parked vehicles and parking meter. Blood-alcohol .16.

(AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Rolando McClain

Arrests: 3

Classifications: Disorderly Conduct, Traffic violation, Assault/Battery, Guns/Weapons

Description 1: Accused of resisting arrest at park in Decatur, Ala., after police responded to report of disturbance

Description 2: Pulled over for window-tint violation in Alabama, accused of giving false name to police.

Description 3: Accused of discharging a gun within city limits of Decatur, Ala., and putting a gun next to a man's head in fight.

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Von Miller

Arrests: 2

Classifications: License violation, Failure to Appear

Description 1: Pulled over for speeding in Arapahoe County, Colo., accused of driving with a suspended license. Second traffic issue in six weeks.

Description 2: Arrested near Denver on warrant for failure to appear in court on previous traffic charges, including careless driving and driving without a license.

AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

William Moore

Arrests: 2

Classifications: Domestic Violence, Traffic/License Violation

Description 1: Accused of grabbing woman by shoulder in dispute, charged with simple battery.

Description 2: Accused of speeding, driving with a suspended license and failure to appear in court for a previous ticket.

(AP Photo/David Goldman)

Adrian Peterson

Arrests: 2

Classifications: Resisting Arrest, Child Abuse

Description 1: Arrested in downtown Houston on charge of resisting arrest at nightclub after he "assumed an aggressive stance."

Description 2: Grand jury indicted him on felony charge of injury to a child. Accused of injuring his 4-year-old son with a tree branch while disciplining him.

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Matt Prater 

Arrests: 2

Classifications: DUI (2)

Description 1: Accused of drunk driving after allegedly backing his Chevy Trailblazer into parked car and fleeing the scene.

Description 2: Accused of drunken driving in Orlando, Fla., refusing breath test.

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle (21) is tackled by New York Giants linebacker Uani' Unga (47) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Jerome Simpson 

Arrests: 3

Classifications: Drugs (2), DUI

Description 1: Pulled over and suspected of marijuana possession, open container and violating terms of his driver's license.

Description 2: Accused of drunk driving after police responded to a report of a stalled vehicle. He failed sobriety tests.

Description 3: Accused of marijuana trafficking after 2.5 pounds of it were delivered to his home the previous September.

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Aldon Smith

Arrests: 5

Classifications: DUI (3), Disorderly Conduct, Guns/Weapons, Drugs

Description 1: Accused of hitting a parked vehicle with his vehicle, being under the influence of alcohol and vandalism in Santa Clara, Calif.

Description 2: Accused of making a false bomb threat at Los Angeles airport after being selected for secondary screening.

Description 3: Case stems from house party in June 2012, in which Smith was stabbed. Three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon.

Description 4: Accused of drunk driving and marijuana possession after crashing his pickup truck in San Jose, Calif.

Description 5: Accused of drunken driving in Miami Beach.

Smith was released by the 49ers in August for his multiple brushes with the law but was signed by Oakland on Sept. 11. A pending suspension from the league is expected.

(Santa Clara Police Dept. via AP)

Aqib Talib

Arrests: 2

Classifications: Guns/Weapons, Assault/Battery

Description 1: Police near Dallas issued warrant accusing him of firing gun near head of sister's boyfriend.

Description 2: Accused of battery and resisting arrest after allegedly hitting a cab driver in Tampa in the neck and ear.

(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Donte Whitner

Arrests: 2

Classifications: Disorderly Conduct, Harrassment

Description 1: Police said they used Taser to subdue him at Cleveland club, charged him aggravated disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Description 2: Accused of harrassment in a dispute at his residence involving girlfriend.

(AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

Charles Woodson

Arrests: 2

Classifications: Alcohol, DUI

Description 1: Briefly jailed in downtown Oakland after allegedly refusing to leave a woman's car around 4 a.m., accused of being drunk in public.

Description 2: Accused of drunk driving and driving with a suspended license in Ann Arbor, Mich. Blood-alcohol measured at .24.

(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Mike Vick

Arrests: 2

Classifications: Animal Abuse, Trespassing

Description 1: Grand jury indicted him and three others as part of criminal dogfighting enterprise. Pleaded guilty, 23-month jail sentence. He served 19 months. NFL suspension until 2009.

Description 2: Accused of fishing in a private lake in Virginia. Charge dropped.

(AP Photo/Don Wright)

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