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.
Would we be able to truly say that considering the way things have played out? The division is a wreck at this moment, with three 6-6 groups tied at the best and every one of the three having had times of shocking play AFC West this season.
The Los Angeles Chargers, Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs by one means or another get themselves fixing with a month to go, despite the fact that the Chiefs began 5-0 and the Chargers began 0-4.
The last a month will be fun, beginning this week in Kansas City when the Chiefs play host to the Raiders. Kansas City has lost four straight amusements, including the last three to strong Giants, Bills and Jets, as it tries to clutch the best spot.
The offense was to be faulted for a significant part of the Chiefs’ tumble from the quick begin, however the barrier has been a noteworthy issue throughout the entire season. That unit should venture up against the Raiders this week, regardless of whether Oakland’s offense hasn’t verged on resembling the 2016 unit.
The Chargers will have the Washington Redskins this week, which is an amusement the Chargers should win, setting up a fun three-diversion extend keep running in the AFC West.
I figure the Raiders will beat the Chiefs this week since that Kansas City safeguard is so awful right at this point. Which of the three groups is the scariest for potential playoff adversaries? It’s obviously the Chargers, who have a big deal passer in Philip Rivers and a dynamic match of pass rushers in Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram.
The Chiefs would be third on my rundown now. In any case, a triumph over Oakland could change their way. In the event that they don’t win this week, that 5-0 open to the season will appear to be such a long time ago you’d think Len Dawson began those diversions.
The MVP race is on, and, truly, Russell Wilson is amidst it. For those out there who reliably say I can’t give the Seattle Seahawks quarterback his due, I offer this: Wilson ought to be second right now to New England’s Tom Brady in the race for MVP.
Wilson has been uncommon this season, conveying a group with a terrible hostile line, no running diversion and real wounds on resistance to a 8-4 record and second place in the NFC West.
Jason Terry spent just a single year in Boston, however he is on track to have a place in Celtics history. That is on the grounds that Terry was the third of four players (Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce were the essential two, and D.J. White was the fourth) to be managed to the Nets in the late spring of 2013, a blockbuster that helped the Celtics turn into an Eastern Conference finalist a year ago and a potential title contender this year and past.
Presently with the Bucks, playing at TD Garden on Monday, Terry has a thankfulness for the progressions president Danny Ainge, who marked Terry in 2012, has made with the 20-4 Celtics, the best group in the association. That starts with mentor Brad Stevens, employed out of Butler after the Nets exchange. Terry was with the Hawks when, in his second NBA season, Atlanta got mentor Lon Kruger from the school positions at Illinois. Kruger went 69-122 of every two or more seasons with the Hawks, so Terry knows about the challenges a school mentor can have in the NBA.