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

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.
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(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.

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