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Texans' Darius Anderson Has Felony Burglary Charges Dropped for Insufficient Evidence

Mike Chiari@@mikechiariFeatured Columnist IVAugust 5, 2022

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The felony burglary charges filed against Houston Texans running back Darius Anderson have been dropped.

According to ProFootballTalk's Michael David Smith, the district attorney in Houston announced Friday that the charges were dropped because of insufficient evidence.

TMZ Sports reported last month that Anderson's ex-girlfriend told police that he broke into her home in Harris County, Texas, forcing his way into the garage, which allegedly caused her to fall down the steps.

The woman said she grabbed a gun to prevent Anderson from having access to it, but didn't point it at him. She also said Anderson threatened to "beat her up" after she locked herself in a bathroom, but he fled when she called the police.

Per Smith, Texans head coach Lovie Smith commented Friday on the charges against Anderson being dropped, saying: "When it initially happened, of course, I reached out to him and he told me that the charges have to be dropped because it didn't happen that way. Normally when things happen like that we let it play out in the system. I'm glad it came to that conclusion."

The 24-year-old Anderson played collegiately at TCU, rushing for 2,418 yards and 18 touchdowns, while also catching 43 passes for 224 yards across four seasons form 2016 through 2019.

Anderson was not selected in the 2020 NFL draft, but he signed with the Dallas Cowboys and was waived shortly before the start of the 2020 season.

He then spent the 2020 season on the Indianapolis Colts practice squad and signed a futures contract with the team for 2021.

Anderson was released by the Colts prior to the 2021 season and signed on with the Texans practice squad during the season before signing a futures contract with them for 2022.

He is battling for a roster spot on a team that has no clear starter at running back, giving him a legitimate chance to make the 53-man roster.

Anderson's competition includes veterans Marlon Mack, Rex Burkhead, Royce Freeman and Dare Ogunbowale, as well as rookie fourth-round draft pick Dameon Pierce.

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