Desmond Bryant's Mugshot Ends the "Best NFL Mugshot Ever" Debate

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He shoulda worn the helmet.
The Super Bowl is a few weeks into the rear-view mirror now, OTA's are a few months away, so for NFL players we are in the first "Crime Season" of the NFL calendar. Crime Season occurs in dormant weeks and months where undisciplined players really don't have anything to do except get into trouble with the law.

(For the record, the other Crime Season is from mid-June to the start of training camp. Or if you're Pac Man Jones, Crime Season is pretty much the whole calendar.)

Well, with Crime Season comes crime, and with crime comes mugshots, and this weekend we got perhaps the greatest mugshot since Ced Benson got into a fight with a family member back in 2011.

World, say hello to Desmond Bryant!

In case you need the backstory on this arrest, here you go (courtesy of

Raiders defensive tackle Desmond Bryant was arrested in Miami on Sunday on a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief.

After allegedly going to a neighbor's house inebriated and causing a commotion, Bryant was booked at 9:24 a.m., according to Miami-Dade County records. A police report wasn't available.

Bryant was held on $1,000 bail.

Bryant, who went undrafted out of Harvard, is set to become an unrestricted free agent March 12. He had four sacks in eight starts for the Raiders last season, his fourth with the team.

How much do I love this mugshot? How much do I love this arrest? Let me count the ways.

1. After going through the ordeal with his mom calling 9-1-1 on him last summer and just the general jackassery that has defined him the last few years, of all the players in the NFL who needed the hassle of sharing a name with this clown, can you think of one that needs it less than Dez Bryant of the Cowboys?

Most reporters would take the time to make sure that the arrest indeed involved the Cowboys wide receiver, but all it takes is one to erroneously report that this was Cowboy Dez's latest run-in with the law. (And, of course, there was one.)

2. This Desmond Bryant was a member of the Oakland Raiders the last four years. That I saw coming....

3. This Desmond Bryant graduated from Harvard. That I did NOT see coming. Honestly, if you didn't know he went to Harvard, and you looked at this mugshot and someone asked you to guess what college Desmond Bryant attended, how many colleges do you guess before you get to Harvard? All of them?

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Rebecca Ellen
Rebecca Ellen

He went to Harvard? Really? SMH Best mugshot ever, for sure.

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