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Jets' Anderson Won't Be Suspended Over 2 Florida Arrests

October 03, 2018 - 12:11 pm
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By WFAN.com

The Jets no longer have to worry about losing one of their top wide receivers for a stretch of the season.

Robby Anderson will not be suspended for his two arrests, a league spokesman told WFAN's Brian Costello.

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Anderson, 25, was arrested in January in Sunrise, Florida, on nine charges, including resisting an officer, harming a public servant or family member and eluding a law enforcement officer with sirens on. He also committed several traffic offenses, including reckless driving, speeding and running two red lights, police initially said.

Cops said at the time that Anderson was driving his Jaguar 105 mph in a 45-mph zone, failed to stay in a single lane and did not immediately pull over for police. He later told the arresting officer that he was going to find his wife and sexually assault her, police said.

However, all but one charge of misdemeanor reckless driving were dropped. The downgraded charges were "due to a possible discrepancy regarding the initial estimated speed, but there was no doubt that the defendant was driving recklessly," a Broward County State Attorney spokesperson said in an April statement. Anderson pleaded no contest to the lone remaining charge and was sentenced to six months of probation.

“The situation I was in before, I didn’t do nothing wrong, the truth came out,” Anderson said when he arrived at Jets minicamp in June. “I did nothing wrong, I was proven innocent, the charges were dropped.”

In May 2017, Anderson, who was born in Fair Lawn, New Jersey but moved to South Florida as a child, was arrested at the Rolling Loud Festival in Miami and was charged with a felony count of resisting arrest with violence as well as obstruction of justice, a charge that was also eventually dropped.

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Anderson was accused of pushing a police officer and fighting with security after being asked to leave the concert.

Although the vast majority of the charges against Anderson in both arrests were dropped, the NFL could have still suspended him if it believed he violated its personal conduct policy.

After enjoying a breakout season in 2017 -- 63 catches, 941 yards, seven touchdowns -- Anderson is off to a slow start this year, catching just eight passes for 108 yards and one TD in the Jets' first four games.