Jets WR Robby Anderson has been arrested on nine charges in Florida.
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.
Anderson was reportedly driving 105 mph in a 45 mph zone. After being arrested and put in the patrol car a bit after 2 a.m., Anderson threatened to sexualy assault the arresting officer's wife, according the police report.
He also made other verbal threats toward the officer's family, bragged about the amount of money he made, and accused the officer of trying to "ruin his fun."
Anderson was also tweeting seemingly random things from his account around 10:40 p.m., such as "my wife" and "damn dog."
"We are aware of the situation," the Jets said in a statement. "This is a pending legal matter and we will have no further comment."
Anderson was arrested at a music festival in Florida last May after he allegedly shoved a police officer while resisting arrest. He has been charged with a felony count of resisting arrest and obstruction of a police officer.
The NFL has confirmed that both Anderson arrests remain under review for potential violations of the Personal Conduct Policy.
The 24-year-old Anderson had 63 catches for 941 yards and seven touchdowns for the Jets this past season.
Robby Anderson is a good, young, speedy receiver with the potential to be a very good NFL player. But he's not so good and his potential isn't so high that he's not expendable if he becomes more trouble than he's worth.
And that's something the Jets need to decide now, after he was arrested on Friday on nine charges, including multiple felonies -- his second arrest in the last eight months. He was caught driving 105 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone and failed to pull over when cops pulled up behind him.
He then not only resisted arrest -- just as he did last May, according to police reports from his previous incident at a music festival in Miami -- but he also made vulgar, sexual threats against one of the officer's wife. Officer Jonathan Hennessy wrote in the police report, "It was clear that he intended to sexually assault my wife."
That's horrific behavior of course -- and one of the two felonies he was charged with -- and it begs the question: As the Jets rebuild their team, is this the kind of person they want on their roster? If he was a lesser player, it would be an easy choice. But last year, Anderson was the Jets' leading receiver, catching 63 passes for 941 yards and seven touchdowns.
He's still only 24. And yes, he's innocent until proven guilty. The same is true of the incident from last May, which is scheduled to be the subject of a trial on March 19. The Jets and the NFL will monitor that and this incident, as they always do.
In the meantime, though, it's a terrible look for both the undrafted receiver from Temple and for the Jets organization. The two arrests are bad enough, but the details from this police report take it to another level. If he really did say those things -- even if he was under some kind of influence -- he should be harshly punished by the league and the team, even if he ends up escaping trouble under the law.
As for whether the Jets should or will cut him, it surely will be something they'll at least consider. Financially it's easy. Anderson is only scheduled to make $630,000 next season and cutting him would clear almost all of that off their salary cap books. Of course, keeping him isn't expensive either, so it really boils down to this question:
Do the two arrests show that Anderson is just a bad guy who's going to keep getting into trouble? Or do the Jets believe he still has the ability to turn his life around?
Stay tuned on that one. And bet on the latter, because talent usually matters more to teams in instances like this. At this point, though, it's safe to say that after two arrests in eight months, he's not going to get off scot-free from the NFL under their personal conduct policy. And based on the details of what he said in this latest police report, it wouldn't be a shock to see the NFL come down hard.