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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:03 pm    Post subject: Minnesota Vikings: Unwanted Pillaging Reply with quote

According to an article by the New York Times, the Minnesota Vikings lead the league in arrests since 2000 with twice the league average.



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The Minnesota Vikings have had the most players arrested since 2000. The number of arrests by team range from a low of 11 (tie between the Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams) versus a high of 44 (the Vikings), with the Cincinnati Bengals and Denver Broncos close behind. (The Houston Texans also have 11 but started playing in 2002.)

To look at it a different way, across the league from 2000 through 2013, 2.53 percent of players were arrested per year, but for the Vikings, that number is 5 percent. For the teams tied for fewest arrests, it is 1.3 percent.



Also according to the same article, we can expect the problems to continue...



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The frequency of arrests in a franchise tends to be consistent over time. One might imagine that the number of players from a given franchise who are arrested is a random phenomenon. Maybe, in the rankings above, for example, the Vikings and the Bengals were just unlucky and the Cardinals and Rams were just lucky.

But there’s a simple way to test that. If the results were random, you would expect there to be no correlation between the number of player arrests in one time period with a subsequent time period. You could even imagine a negative correlation, if teams that had a run of players getting in trouble took extra care not to sign players reputed to have character issues.

But that is not what happened over the last 14 years. If you chart the number of arrests of players from each franchise in the first seven years of the data, 2000 to 2006, versus the number of arrests that franchise experienced from 2007 to 2013, the correlation is a pretty solid 53 percent. A scatter plot shows a clear pattern in which those franchises with high numbers of arrests in the early years also tended to have high number arrests in later years and vice versa.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This article leaves me with more questions than answers.

What were the arrests for? In what jurisdiction were they arrested? Were they ever formally charged? Convicted? Statistical significance?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have there been less arrests in recent years compared to that of say 5 years ago for the Vikings?

That's a 14 year span, and in that time we've gone through 3 coaches (and on our 4th now). I wonder how the arrests break down per coach.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weren't most of The Vikings' players arrested recently for drunk driving?

I think that's a function of the bleakness of a cold winter and less sunshine hours in winter, in the north. Having been raised in Manitoba, and having lived and worked in Scandinavia, I notice a lot more drinking of alcohol by people in the grayness and blackness of winter, and I know there is more depression at that time in Scandinavia and Finland.

I don't think that The Vikings have had more players arrested for "violent crimes" than other NHL teams.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How many players were charged in the Love Boat event?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, there was a period in the early to mid 2000's that was a bit embarrassing. But I feel like the Vikings have cleaned up their act recently. Not completely clean, but not terrible either
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Based on the graph in the article we had 24 arrests from 2000-2006, and 20 arrests in 2007-2013
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've also had a few players arrested, but not convicted of any crimes. What comes to mind is Chris Cook and Adrian Peterson (his first arrest with sketchy cops), there is probably others
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vikingsvikings wrote:
We've also had a few players arrested, but not convicted of any crimes. What comes to mind is Chris Cook and Adrian Peterson (his first arrest with sketchy cops), there is probably others

still players putting themselves in compromising situations.

It really isn't hard to completely avoid those sort of situations
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Worst graph ever.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heimdallr wrote:
vikingsvikings wrote:
We've also had a few players arrested, but not convicted of any crimes. What comes to mind is Chris Cook and Adrian Peterson (his first arrest with sketchy cops), there is probably others

still players putting themselves in compromising situations.

It really isn't hard to completely avoid those sort of situations


I guess you better add Linval Joseph to the list then, since according to this reasoning, he put himself in the position to get hit by that bullet
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heimdallr wrote:
vikingsvikings wrote:
We've also had a few players arrested, but not convicted of any crimes. What comes to mind is Chris Cook and Adrian Peterson (his first arrest with sketchy cops), there is probably others

still players putting themselves in compromising situations.

It really isn't hard to completely avoid those sort of situations

Peterson was in an upscale bar (drinking waters) in his adopted home city with some friends.

not exactly a high risk situation.
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