Following Robby Anderson's arrest, former Jets teammate and mentor Brandon Marshall believes Anderson is 'hurting himself tremendously' and hopes the Jets star reaches out to head coach Todd Bowles for help. Marshall also said he'd offer Anderson some tough love.
Anderson was arrested on nine charges in Florida on Friday. The charges, according to police records, are resisting an officer/obstruction without violence, harm to a public servant or family, fleeing/eluding while lights/siren active, reckless driving, failure to drive in a single lane, two counts of disobeying/avoiding a red light, speeding, and turning without a signal.
"He has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a Jets' all-time great, and a superstar in this league," Marshall told Connor Hughes of NJ Advance Media. "Right now, he's hurting himself tremendously."
Marshall helped train the 24-year-old Anderson this offseason even after moving to the Giants, remaining close with the player.
"Robby is a great kid with a lot of potential," Marshall said. "He's obviously distracted and confused. I'll give him tough love and he'll either take it or not. If I know Robby then he will."
This is Anderson's second arrest in the last eight months. In May, he was charged with resisting arrest with violence and obstruction of justice at the Rolling Loud Festival in Miami.
"If I were him I would sit down with coach (Todd) Bowles and ask for help. There's not a better coach or man that can help with this situation."
Marshall wanting to help the 24-year-old Anderson should come as no surprise to Giants fans. Marshall came to the defense of Eli Apple during the season amid his personal troubles.
Anderson had 63 catches for 941 yards and seven touchdowns for the Jets this past season.