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2012 Year in Review: NFL athletes in trouble with the law

Chad Johnson's booking photo at Broward County Sheriff's Office on August 11, 2012, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Broward County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images

Chad Johnson
Chad Johnson (seen in a police booking photo) was arrested on August 11, 2012 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on a domestic violence charge.
Broward County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images

(CBS) - From Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent being charged with intoxication manslaughter, to Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shooting his girlfriend, Crimesider takes a look back at the many NFL athletes that found themselves in trouble with the law in 2012.

Pictures: NFL athletes in trouble with the law

It was a rough year for NFL stars off the field. For several, fame went hand-in-hand with legal drama, landing some behind bars. The crimes ranged from assault, to driving while intoxicated, to resisting arrest, and that's just to name a few.

  • Crimesider Staff

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