Over the years, we have seen professional athletes, especially football and basketball players, running amok of both the criminal and financial laws. These numbers of each is for both during and after their careers, in spite of earning millions of dollars. I have written about those high-paid athletes losing their millions within years of their retirement, but let’s include crimes as well.

I read about a brief program on the internet that asked to compare the NFL with the NBA in certain areas of misdeeds over the past few years. As you read of the number of violations in the various categories, keep score of each one and decide if the number is more from the NFL or the NBA.

1. There have been 36 reported cases of spousal abuse.

Dennis Marek can be contacted through the Daily Journal at editors@daily-journal.com or through his personal email at dmarek@ambltd.com.

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