With many of its players accruing lengthy rap sheets, charged with felonies ranging from illegal firearms possession to sexual assault, it would be safe to say the National Football League has been battling something of an image problem of late.

For example, roughly seven members of one team have been arrested over the past year -- some multiple times -- while much of the news agate pouring from the NFL wires more closely resembles a police blotter than standard news copy.

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