As his senior thesis, a student at Hamilton College analyzed the suspensions and criminal records of football players chosen in the NFL drafts between 2005 and 2009, and found those with more legal issues turned out to be the most productive players. A few days in advance of the 2012 NFL draft, we pitched an exclusive to Associated Press sports columnist Jim Litke, and his story went viral in a matter of days, running in various print and online outlets.