Does NFL have an image problem?
The news of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez and former Browns linebacker Ausar Walcott being arrested on murder and attempted murder charges, respectively, was disturbing enough for the NFL, but when you consider it is the continuation of a long line of misconduct by current and former players since February, the question of whether the NFL has an image problem comes into focus. Despite commissioner Roger Goodell's implementation of a personal conduct policy in 2007, arrests have gone up significantly during his tenure. However, so have the league's revenues. Even if the NFL does have an image problem, is it one of much concern?