Running back Ronnie Brown reportedly became the second Miami Dolphins player to be arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol within a month and the third Dolphin to be taken into custody over the past six weeks.
Brown's arrest by itself shouldn't be alarming. He has been a role model up until this point. His arrest is inconsistent with everything else we've come to know about him.
But it's the latest in a long line of run-ins with the law for Dolphins since 2008.
Defensive tackle Tony McDaniel (domestic violence last month), defensive end Randy Starks (aggravated battery of a police officer), former fullback Reagan Mauia (battery) and former defensive back Will Billingsley (domestic violence) have gotten into trouble.
A man accused Allen of pulling a gun on him in a dispute over gambling debts in the spring of 2008. A couple of months earlier, inside linebacker Channing Crowder drew heat when he wrecked his SUV into a palm tree and, according to the police report, abandoned it by the side of the road with the keys in the ignition and a gun inside.
Several Dolphins players and even an assistant coach were charged with crimes in 2007 -- before the current front office and coaching staff took over.
Is that a troubling amount of indiscretions?
I ask because I'm not sure anymore.
Maybe this is a representative snapshot of the NFL.