More talent, more leeway: Do violence against women arrests really hurt NFL player careers?

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Sailofsky, D. 2023. More talent, more leeway: Do violence against women arrests really hurt NFL player careers? Violence Against Women. 29 (6-7), pp. 1227-1251. https://doi.org/10.1177/10778012221092477
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TitleMore talent, more leeway: Do violence against women arrests really hurt NFL player careers?
AuthorsSailofsky, D.
Abstract

This article examines whether arrests for an act of violence against women have a negative impact on National Football League (NFL) player careers and whether this impact has become more negative over time. Framed by criminological deterrence and conflict theories, I conduct a Bayesian multi-level negative binomial regression on a matched pairs sample of all 117 NFL players arrested for an act of violence against women between 2000 and 2019 ( n = 234). Results show that the effect of an arrest on player careers is negligible, though it has become slightly more detrimental over time. Player value and performance are stronger predictors of post-arrest career trajectories, and average or better performance negates any detrimental impact of an arrest.

Keywordsconflict theory; matched pairs; NFL; deterrence; violence against women
LanguageEnglish
PublisherSAGE Publications
JournalViolence Against Women
ISSN1077-8012
Electronic1552-8448
Publication dates
Online06 May 2022
PrintMay 2023
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Deposited16 May 2022
Output statusPublished
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Sailofsky D. More Talent, More Leeway: Do Violence Against Women Arrests Really Hurt NFL Player Careers? Violence Against Women. May 2022. doi:10.1177/10778012221092477 © The Author(s) 2022
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/10778012221092477
Web of Science identifierWOS:000796298700001
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