The NFL Players Association says the average NFL player is currently spending about 20 hours a week on sexual activities.
The league’s governing body has been working to crack down on the issue.
In a statement released Tuesday, the union said the number of players who are engaging in sexual activity is “alarming” and that the issue has reached “epidemic proportions.”
It said the league’s goal is to end the issue as quickly as possible, but acknowledged that its “in the middle of the epidemic.”
Here are the players who have been the most frequently accused of engaging in sex crimes during the past five years: Aaron Hernandez (New England Patriots) Hernandez, who played for the Patriots from 2011-2014, was suspended indefinitely by the NFL after he was arrested in October 2013 for raping a woman.
He pleaded guilty in July to three counts of felony rape, three counts related to the forcible rape of a woman, and one count of felony kidnapping.
He was released on a $1 million bond.
His lawyer has said that Hernandez has always cooperated with the investigation and said that he was not the source of the women’s complaints.
He also said that his client was the victim of a “shameful lie” by the New England Police Department.
(The Associated Press) Michael Sam (Philadelphia Eagles) Sam, the former NFL player, was arrested last week on a felony charge of felony burglary, according to police.
He has pleaded not guilty to that charge.
He is being held in the Philadelphia jail without bond.
(CBS Sports) Nick Saban (Alabama) Saban was suspended for the 2015 season for two games for violating the school’s personal conduct policy.
He resigned after the team failed to win a bowl game.
(ESPN) Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers) Rodgers was suspended four games for an alleged sexual assault on a girl at a party in 2012.
He apologized for his actions, but the NFL Players Union said the suspension was too lenient.
(Associated Press) Cam Newton (Newton Panthers) Newton was suspended three games last year after allegedly assaulting a woman in a South Carolina hotel room.
He said he was angry with his former teammates and that he would not return to the Panthers.
(Fox Sports) Eli Manning (New York Giants) Manning is under investigation by the National Football League after the league determined he was using performance-enhancing drugs in 2017.
He played his last game on Sept. 28.
(USA Today) Dontari Poe (Buffalo Bills) Poe, the quarterback from the Buffalo Bills, was convicted in 2017 on charges that he raped a woman at his home in 2012 and that police said he had sex with her while he was in jail.
He received a sentence of 15 years in prison.
(Cleveland Plain Dealer) Josh Freeman (Minnesota Vikings) Freeman was arrested on domestic battery charges after a domestic dispute with a woman that he claimed was over a dog.
(AP) Nick Fairley (Pittsburgh Steelers) Fairley was arrested Sunday on suspicion of sexual battery and misdemeanor assault after a woman accused him of assaulting her in November 2015.
(Getty Images) Joe Flacco (Baltimore Ravens) Flacco, the Ravens’ starting quarterback, was fired after the NFL’s investigation found that he used performance-improving drugs.
(NFL) Michael Vick (Atlanta Falcons) Vick, who was released by the Philadelphia Eagles on Oct. 15, was charged in May 2018 with four counts of misdemeanor domestic battery.
(NBC News) Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks) Wilson, the Seahawks’ quarterback, has been charged with misdemeanor domestic violence in two incidents, including one incident in which he allegedly assaulted his wife, who is also his wife.
Wilson, 31, has said he did not know the woman.
(Seattle Times) Ryan Mathews (New Orleans Saints) Mathews, who has spent time in jail in Florida for marijuana possession, is the Saints’ leading rusher.
(Winslow Townson/Associated Press: AP) Derek Carr (Oakland Raiders) Carr was arrested for allegedly assaulting his wife in October 2016.
He had been released from jail on $50,000 bail and has pleaded no contest to charges of domestic battery and assault on his wife and their two children.
(Oaklanders.com) Aaron Donald (Kansas City Chiefs) Donald, who had been suspended by the Chiefs in 2016 after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence, was sentenced to two years probation.
(ABC News) Terrell Owens (Los Angeles Rams) Owens, the reigning NFL MVP, was fined $250,000 in 2016 by the league for allegedly punching his girlfriend in the face after an argument at a Los Angeles hotel.
(L.A. Times) Aaron Hernandez Jr. (New Mexico State) Hernandez Jr., the New Mexico State quarterback, pleaded guilty earlier this month to murder and other charges in the 2014 killing of Odin Lloyd, a man who was fatally shot by police in a hail of gunfire.
Hernandez had been accused of