Robby Anderson's Felony Resisting Arrest Charge Will Be Dropped, Lawyer Says

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMay 16, 2018

New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) runs into the end zone while scoring on a pass from quarterback Josh McCown, not pictured, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
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New York Jets receiver Robby Anderson was charged with resisting arrest with violence in May 2017, but Florida prosecutors are set to drop the felony charge, his attorney Ed O'Donnell told NFL Network's Mike Garafolo (h/t NFL.com's Austin Knoblauch).

Anderson allegedly pushed a police officer and continued to fight with police following a dispute with security at an event.

This will be the second time in two months Anderson has felony charges against him dropped.

The 25-year-old was arrested in January on suspicion of reckless driving, evading police and threatening a public servant, but the charges were downgraded to a misdemeanor in April. He still faces one count of reckless driving and could face a maximum sentence of 90 days in jail if convicted.

Regardless of legal outcome, the NFL could suspend him under the league's personal conduct policy.

Anderson, an undrafted free agent out of Temple, has played every game in his two NFL seasons and was the Jets' leading receiver in 2017 with 941 receiving yards. He also finished the year with 63 catches and seven touchdowns.

Although one year remains on his contract, his off-field problems have created a cloudy future for the talented player.

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