Day: May 3, 2018
An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday for New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson after he failed to appear for a court date in Florida.
According to Broward County court records, Anderson was due Wednesday morning for his arraignment stemming from a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving in January. Bond was set at $500 for Anderson.
Ed O’Donnell, Anderson’s Florida-based attorney, did not immediately return calls from The Associated Press seeking comment. According to several published reports, O’Donnell said he was never notified of a court date and planned to try to resolve the issue Thursday.
The charge stems from an incident in Sunrise, Florida, on Jan. 19 when Anderson was charged on nine counts. The original felony charge of fleeing and eluding police with lights and sirens active was reduced on April 7 to misdemeanor reckless driving — for which Anderson was due in court Wednesday, according to court records. A felony charge of threatening a public servant or family member had been dismissed due to insufficient evidence.
This is the latest legal trouble for Anderson, who was arrested last May at a Miami music festival and charged with felony resisting an officer with violence. Anderson’s trial for that case is scheduled to begin on Aug. 6, in the middle of training camp for the Jets.
The league was investigating both incidents, and Anderson could face punishment from the NFL under its conduct policy.
Anderson set career highs with 63 catches, 941 yards receiving and seven touchdowns in his second NFL season. He was a bright spot in the team’s 5-11 season and appeared on his way to a 1,000-yard campaign until starting quarterback Josh McCown went down with a broken left hand in Week 14.