Despite what the police report states, Jets WR Robby Anderson didn't say he would sexually assault a police officer's wife during his arrest in Florida last week, according to his lawyer.
On Jan. 19, the 24-year-old was arrested on nine different charges after being pulled over for driving-related obstructions. The charges against him include 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.
The sexual threat was also in the police report, but Anderson's lawyer -- Ed O'Donnell -- claims they are not true.
"First of all, I don't believe that's accurate," O'Donnell told Newsday's Calvin Watkins. "It doesn't fit the statutory charge people get with a crime like that. Adrenaline was flying on both sides. Robby never threatened to rape anybody. The statutory requirements are not there."
O'Donnell also stated that Anderson was a victim of racial profiling in the arrest.
"Robby didn't run," he said. "Just for a young black man who sees lights, it's a frightening thing. The apprehension is real."
The Jets receiver was doing 105 mph in his white SUV in a 45-mph zone for three-quarters of a mile, according to the report. However, it was noted that he was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs during the incident.
"Totally unarmed, not drinking or any drugs," O'Donnell said. "Not excusing the speed, but traffic stops have resulted in less. I'm not pointing fingers."
The Jets refused to talk about the situation, saying, "We are aware of the siuation. This is a pending legal matter and we will have no further comment."
This is Anderson's second arrest in the last eight months, after he was detained at a music festival in Miami last May for shoving an officer while resisting arrest. He was charged with a felony count of resisting arrest and obstruction of a police officer for that offense.
Anderson had his best season with the Jets in 2017, hauling in 63 catches for 941 yards and seven touchdowns.