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June 28, 2013

NFL criminal cases put more focus on vetting

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NORMAN —

While granting that NFL rosters are far bigger than those in the NBA or MLB, Benedict says, “You can’t take these tiny snap shots and say the NFL is low.”

Of course, even a few cases such as Hernandez’s or that of Jovan Belcher — the Kansas City player who shot his girlfriend to death last December, then committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager — can create a widespread negative image.

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