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NFL Has First No-Arrest Month Since 2009

It looks like the NFL has been keeping its nose clean as of late.

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To go along with Tom Brady earning his eighth AFC Offensive Player of the Month Award, the NFL has another reason to celebrate as September bleeds into October and middle class girls everywhere start getting their Pumpkin Spice on: for the first time since July of 2009, the league went a full calendar month without a single arrest. Even more impressive is that September marks the first time in 15 years that no player has been arrested for an entire month during the actual season.

More probable than not the NFL is at least generally aware that there may possibly be some characters who wear the NFL shield who aren't exactly a bastion of integrity - I'd go so far as to say that all 32 teams have their share of scumbags. However, it is important to note that, compared to the arrest rate of males between the ages of 20-39, the NFL actually rates lower than average; we only hear about it more because of the spotlight these guys are under. Still, it's a small victory,so congrats to everyone who managed to go 30 full days without getting caught committing a crime.

The question, of course, is which team is going to break the streak? Who is going to keep the league from going for two straight months? Does he play for a team whose name kind of rhymes with "assault some more?" Who knows.But I don't think we'll have to wait very long to find out.