Report: Warrant Issued for Robby Anderson After Failing to Appear in Court

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistMay 3, 2018

New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) warms up before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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An arrest warrant for New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson was reportedly issued Tuesday because he failed to appear in court, per Andy Slater of Slater Scoops.

Slater noted Anderson or an attorney was required to appear in court for his driving arrest in January but never did.

Anderson's attorney, Ed O'Donnell, said he was unaware of a court date on Tuesday, per Calvin Watkins of Newsday. O'Donnell added the issue was likely due to a clerical error, and he'd sort it out on Thursday morning.

The receiver was charged with reckless driving, but only after previous charges of harming a public servant and aggravated fleeing police had been dismissed, per the report.

This isn't the only off-field issue for Anderson, as he was arrested at a music festival in May 2017 and is set to go to trial for that arrest in August.

In April, Tim Hackett of Sports Illustrated noted eight of the nine charges levied against Anderson from the January driving incident were dropped, with Florida state prosecutors pointing to a potential discrepancy in his driving speed—he was allegedly driving 105 mph in a 45 mph zone—and insufficient evidence for the other charges.

Anderson thrived on the field for the Jets during the 2017 campaign. He tallied 63 catches for 941 yards and seven touchdowns, all of which were career-high marks.

According to Spotrac, Anderson is set to be a restricted free agent following the 2018 season.

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