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Jimmy Kimmel Celebrates NFL’s First Month Without a Player Arrest in 6 Years

”Is this something to be proud of? I think I would probably be ashamed,“ late-night host says

September was a milestone month for the NFL — and not for negative reasons for once, as Jimmy Kimmel pointed out Monday.

“The NFL, by the way, just celebrated a major milestone,” the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” host said during his opening monologue.

“According to USA Today, September — the month of September — was the first month in six years — in which no active NFL players were arrested.

“I love that this is a story. Is this something to be proud of?” the ABC late-night host marveled in the wake of a horrific year for Commissioner Roger Goodell and the National Football League.

“I think I would probably be ashamed. But between Deflategate and Ray Rice and all the other scandals of the past year — this is positive news for the NFL — and who can blame them for trying to embrace it?”

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” airs at 11:35 p.m. on ABC.