Almost every other day there is a news story about a college athletes' involvement in an
alleged crime. Indeed, one Sports Illustrated investigation found that, over an eight-month
period in 2010, the number of crimes committed by college athletes averaged one every
other day (Benedict, 2010). The current study is a secondary data analysis of a sample of
371 media articles documenting the arrests of college athletes between 2010 and 2015. 

College Athletes and Crime