the falcon in san francisco

Top pic: Michael Vick, convicted of dog fighting, signed a $100 million dollar contract with the Philadelphia Eagles not long after leaving prison..

Middle pic: Ray Lewis, convicted of Obstruction in a double murder case, enjoyed a $50 million dollar contract with the Baltimore Ravens soon after copping a plea..

Bottom pic: Super Bowl XLVII runner-up Colin Kaepernick, on the cover of Time Magazine in 2016, still unsigned in 2017 not because he committed any crime, but because he knelt during the Star Spangled Banner to protest police brutality.

Irony: Vick and Lewis this summer publicly suggest that Kaep being unsigned is his own fault, and not the fault of NFL owners and brass who consider certain types of social activism among players to be a greater threat to their brand than murder, rape, dog fighting, gambling, and illicit drug use..

655 NFL PLAYERS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED SINCE 2000

HERE’S THE BREAKDOWN:

1. Minnesota Vikings – 42 
2. Cincinnati Bengals – 40 
3. Denver Broncos – 36 
4. Tennessee Titans – 33 
5. Kansas City Chiefs – 28
5. Miami Dolphins – 28
7. Jacksonville Jaguars – 27 
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 27 
9. Cleveland Browns – 26
10. San Diego Chargers – 25 
11. Indianapolis Colts – 24 
12. Chicago Bears – 23 
13. New Orleans Saints – 20
13. Seattle Seahawks – 20
15. Baltimore Ravens – 18
15. Oakland Raiders – 18 
15. Washington Redskins – 18
18. Carolina Panthers – 17 
18. Green Bay Packers – 17 
18. Pittsburgh Steelers – 17 
21. Atlanta Falcons – 16 
22. Detroit Lions – 15 
22. New England Patriots – 15 
22. San Francisco 49ers – 15 
25. Buffalo Bills – 14 
26. Dallas Cowboys – 13 
26. New York Giants – 13 
28. Arizona Cardinals – 12 
29. New York Jets – 11 
30. Philadelphia Eagles – 10 
31. Houston Texans – 9
32. St. Louis Rams – 8