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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Robby Anderson has arrest warrant lifted over clerical error

Robby Anderson

New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson appeared to be in more trouble with the law this week after a warrant was issued for his arrest, but it turns out the warrant was — ahem — unwarranted.

The warrant stemmed from Anderson failing to appear in court on Tuesday for a hearing in his ongoing reckless driving case. Anderson’s attorney, Ed O’Donnell, said neither he nor Anderson ever received a notice that they were supposed to appear in court. Apparently the court agrees, as the warrant has been lifted.

Anderson was arrested on Jan. 19 after he reportedly sped past a marked police car while driving over 105 mph. He then allegedly threatened to sexually assault an officer’s wife. The 24-year-old was also arrested last year for allegedly getting into a physical altercation with an officer at a music festival.

The Jets have stuck with Anderson despite his numerous off-field issues. He caught 63 passes for 941 yards and seven touchdowns in a breakout season last year.

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