Robby Anderson was arrested for the second time in a year back in January and was facing a total of nine charges, but the New York Jets wide receiver looks like he is going to get off quite easy.
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, and some of his charges included harm to a public servant/family, reckless driving, eluding police, and resisting arrest. According to Andy Slater of WINZ, the felony charges have been dropped and Anderson is now only facing one misdemeanor count of reckless driving.
“There was a possible discrepancy regarding the initial estimated speed, but there is no doubt that the defendant was driving recklessly,” a Broward State Attorney spokesperson told Slater. “The other charges were declined, not filed, due to insufficient evidence.”
Anderson had a breakout season with the Jets in 2017, catching 63 passes for 941 yards and and seven touchdowns. He was also arrested last year for allegedly getting into a physical altercation with a police officer at a music festival. Despite the two arrests, the Jets have not indicated that they are going to release the 24-year-old.
New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson is facing a number of charges after he was arrested in Florida early Friday morning, and the most disturbing part of the incident may have been the vulgar things he allegedly said to a police officer.
According to a police report obtained by Andy Slater of 940-AM WINZ, Anderson was pulled over for multiple traffic violations. Police said he sped past a marked cruised going 105 mph, ran two red lights and did not stop when an officer pulled up behind him. When he finally came to a stop, Anderson allegedly told the arresting officer he is going to find his wife, “f— her” and ejaculate in her eye.
The police report also states that the 24-year-old Anderson bragged about how rich he is and accused the officer of just trying to “ruin his fun.”
Anderson had a breakout season with the Jets in 2017, catching 63 passes for 941 yards and and seven touchdowns. While he appeared to be a rising star in New York, it will be interesting to see how the team handles his latest run-in with the law. Anderson was also arrested last year for allegedly getting into a physical altercation with a police officer at a music festival.
New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson has found himself in trouble with the law once again, and it sounds like he is going to need a good attorney to get out of it.
Daniel Popper of the New York Daily News reports that Anderson was arrested on nine charges early Friday morning in South Florida. ESPN’s Rich Cimini provided more information about the specific charges.
The Jets said they are aware of the situation and will not comment at this time.
Details surrounding Anderson’s latest arrest are unclear, but we know that the 24-year-old was also arrested at a music festival last May after he allegedly got into a physical altercation with an officer.
Anderson, an undrafted free agent out of Temple, had a breakout season with the Jets in 2017, hauling in 63 catches for 941 yards and seven touchdowns.
New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson was arrested at a music festival on Sunday night, and he allegedly shoved an officer during the incident.
According to an affidavit from the Miami-Dade Police Department that was obtained by SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano, Anderson began fighting with security when he was asked to leave the concert. When he was ordered to sit on the ground and told he was being placed under arrest, Anderson reportedly “tensed his body and pushed” an officer. He is said to have “continued to fight with police and security” when he was being directed to the ground, and he was eventually charged with one felony count of resisting arrest with violence and a misdemeanor count of obstructing police.
WINZ radio station in Miami reported that Anderson was believed to be on stage or backstage at the time he was arrested. The police report stated that there was no indication he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
A Jets spokesman told Vacchiano the team is aware of the situation and will not comment further on a “pending legal matter.”
Anderson showed some great flashes last season, finishing with 42 catches for 587 yards and two touchdowns. He could find himself on the roster bubble this summer after the Jets drafted wide receivers in the third and fourth rounds, and the legal trouble may not help his cause.