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Oregon v USC

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Cliff Harris #13 of the Oregon Ducks runs past Chris Pousson #62 of the USC Trojans during the second quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 30, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

27 NFL players arrested since the Super Bowl

As the helicopters hovered over Aaron Hernandez and another media stakeout camps on another football player's curb, it should be obvious that such scenes are going to be a constant companion of the NFL. The Pacman Jones and Tank Johnson and Michael Vick and Jovan Belcher stories will continue to repeat themselves because the game has become too high profile. Players are more famous, they feel bulletproof, old associates don't go away and new trouble attaches itself to new fame.

The most popular league in the country has a problem many of its own players don't know how to handle: How do you steer yourself away from the things that can take you down?
Les Carpenter

(Statistics compiled by U-T San Diego and Business Insider)

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