Are You Saying That If A Player Falls Into The High-Risk Category, He Is Definitely Going To Be Arrested And/Or Suspended During His NFL Career?
No. Our work isn’t like the movie Minority Report. The predictions we provide are probabilities, not certainties. We do not claim to know when a player will commit an offense that is punishable by arrest and/or suspension. Furthermore, we hope that our predictions are used by teams to proactively address potential off-the-field problems. In other words, our hope is that teams will devote resources to those players with elevated risks of arrest or suspension in order to help them avoid making the kinds of choices that could lead to their arrest or suspension.