Warrant issued for Robby Anderson’s arrest
Robby Anderson is in trouble again.
An arrest warrant has been issued for the Jets’ wide receiver after he and his attorney failed to appear in a Florida court on Tuesday, according to Broward County court records.
Anderson was scheduled to appear in court for an arraignment hearing on a reckless driving charge from January, but Anderson’s attorney said they were unaware of the hearing and never received notice.
“It will all be cleared up tomorrow,” Ed O’Donnell said Wednesday night. “Robby did not do one thing wrong.”
That charge came from a Jan. 19 arrest in Sunrise, Fla. Anderson originally faced much more serious felony charges, but those were dropped last month. He was left with a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving.
Anderson, who turns 25 next week, allegedly was doing 105 mph in a 45-mph zone and ran two red lights. After coming to a stop, he allegedly told the arresting officer he would find the officer’s wife and “f–k her,” adding some disgusting language. The charges of harm to a public servant, eluding police and resisting arrest were dropped because of insufficient evidence.
Anderson also is facing charges from an arrest last year for resisting arrest at a concert. That trial is scheduled to begin in August.
The third-year wide receiver had 63 catches for 941 yards and seven touchdowns last year. He could face discipline from the NFL for each of these arrests, possibly a suspension to begin the season.
Jets CEO and chairman Christopher Johnson spoke about Anderson in March at the league meetings. He said he became “pretty good friends” with Anderson last year.
“I have a lot of respect for that young man, and I want to see him succeed,” Johnson said. “I’m hopeful he will.”
He was asked what he would tell the parent who bought their child an Anderson No. 11 jersey.
“That’s a good question,” he said. “I’m really hopeful Robby will put this kind of thing behind him and he will be the kind of person — forget about his playing, he’s an incredible football player — who will make people all around proud to wear a No. 11 jersey.”
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