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The Oakland Raiders are the only NFL team to have not had one player arrested in the past three seasons, per Sporting News.
The stat might be hard to believe for the casual fan because Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith is still a part of the organization and the Raiders are synonymous with a bad-boy persona.
Smith was detained by San Francisco police in March for public intoxication, but was never arrested per The Mercury News.
The Raiders boast outstanding leadership from the top down in reigning executive of the year Reggie McKenzie, coach Jack Del Rio, franchise quarterback Derek Carr and reigning defensive player of the year winner defensive Khalil Mack.
There seems to be a direct correlation between Carr arriving in the Easy Bay and Oakland having zero arrests. Moreover, McKenzie and Del Rio’s consistent focus at building a dynasty of their own has seemed to ripple positive results throughout the entire organization.
While the Raider Way may be different than the Patriot Way, don’t be surprised if Oakland is the team to end New England’s historic dynasty.
Ryan is currently a student at the University of North Carolina. He grew up in the Bay Area and has had Raiders season tickets his entire life fostering his love for the NFL. He has founded his own sports website, thejrreport.com and works at the Sports Desk for the Daily Tar Heel. You can follow Ryan on twitter @rytime98 if you want to discuss anything sports.