College football and crime

Football in jail cell and Sports Illustrated cover
For the past six months, CBS News and Sports Illustrated have investigated the criminal background of college football players.
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A six-month Sports Illustrated/CBS News investigation found an alarming number of college football players have a criminal background.

Seven percent of the 2,837 student-athletes in Sports Illustrated's preseason top 25 college football teams have a police record.

Nearly 40% of the alleged offenses were serious incidents.

CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian will have a full report on "The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric" tonight.

Video: Crime and college football players' pasts
Video: NCAA President "concerned" over the investigation's findings
Video: High school football player takes wrong turn

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