27 active NFL players who have been arrested multiple times

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If there was one thing Deflategate accomplished this offseason, it was drawing the media's attention away from the all the real legal troubles NFL players ran into. And boy, was there a lot of that.

In 2015 alone, there have been 31 NFL players arrested, including six instances of domestic violence, five DUIs, three guns/weapons charges, and one shocking case of animal abuse, which featured former Falcons linebacker Prince Shembo killing his ex-girlfriend's five-pound dog out of "self-defense."

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According to the USA Today database used to create our interactive NFL Arrests topic, 132 NFL players have been arrested multiple times since 2000.

While some of these are more serious than others, it's still difficult to comprehend why these millionaires would compromise their lucrative careers by breaking the law multiple times.

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We'll go through each player in alphabetical order, which means we're starting with one of the most accomplished defensive ends of this century.

Note: Not every arrest listed in this article led to a conviction.

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