Robby Anderson
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New York Jets star wide receiver Robby Anderson involves himself with the police again. This time, Anderson is dealing with much more serious allegations as he was arrested in South Florida on Thursday night. 

It wouldn’t be a New York Jets offseason without headlines created for all the wrong reasons. Former undrafted free agent and current Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson has once again found himself in more trouble in South Beach.

According to the original report from Andy Slater of Slater Scoops and later confirmed by Daniel Popper of the New York Daily News through the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, “Anderson is facing several serious charges including harm to a public servant/family, reckless driving, eluding police, and resisting arrest.”

If you remember, this isn’t Anderson’s first rodeo in Florida. Last season he found himself in hot water at a music festival in Miami. That case is still ongoing as Anderson is facing “resisting arrest and obstructing justice”.


Anderson has proven to be a bit of a hot head with the Jets. Some of his antics have rubbed members of the organization and head coach Todd Bowles the wrong way.

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One of those instances occurred when Anderson went to a cameraman during a game to plead his case for the Pro Bowl. When Bowles was asked about that in a press conference earlier this season, he clearly wasn’t a fan, per the Jets Media Relations Department:

“I didn’t see it, but if that’s true, that’s not smart football at all,” he said. “We don’t want selfish players on this team doing selfish things.”

Jets Beat Reporter for ESPN Rich Cimini had some more nuggets on the current situation that Anderson finds himself in:

The Jets eventually did release a statement on the situation saying, “We are aware of the situation. This is a pending legal matter and we will have no further comment.”

We are all aware of the politics involved in the NFL. No issue is too big if the player is talented enough. NFL teams can overlook anything if that player can help the team win.

Over the last two years, the Jets are 10-22. If Anderson continues down this road, he could be looking for work elsewhere.

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