Wide receiver Robby Anderson was arrested yet again on Friday and now faces nine counts with two felonies. Despite having a breakout year with the New York Jets, they need to cut him immediately for his severe actions.
In an article written by Rich Cimini of ESPN, he confirmed everything that has transpired early Friday morning involving the arrest of wide receiver Robby Anderson. At this point in time, he’s facing nine charges, two felonies, and basically has blown a golden opportunity with the New York Jets.
It’s one thing to make a dumb mistake like speeding and then face the consequences, it’s another when you get into a car chase with the police involving lights and sirens everywhere and threaten to sexually assault an officer’s wife when you get caught. Not only is this embarrassing and pathetic, but at just 24-years-old and a professional football player, Anderson deserves everything coming his way for his actions.
Does he realize that not many players that go undrafted actually make it in the NFL? Doesn’t he realize that a lot of Jets fans, including children, looked up to him by rooting for him and even purchase his jersey to proudly wear? In the grand scheme of things, this latest arrest should be dealt with immediately after everything has been investigated by the Jets and release Anderson to send a clear message to the locker room and well, their fans.
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At the end of the day, something like this is beyond excusable. Due to the fact that many of our readers here at The Jet Press are young, I won’t get into the exact details of what he said in regards to an officer’s wife but let me tell you, it’s disgusting and has no place when speaking to someone of the law.
It doesn’t matter what Anderson did in his rookie year or his breakout season in 2017 with the Jets, he has no place in this locker room after his complete disregard for authority. This is something that goes beyond coaching and mentoring but rather, him facing the consequences of both the law and the NFL since he’ll undoubtedly get suspended for his actions.
Overall, this is everything that goes against what the Jets are rebuilding towards. They need mature players that are professional both on and off the field. Someone like Anderson has no place in such a locker room since, despite his talent, isn’t worth all the distractions he brings to the team. The Jets didn’t release him in March of 2017 when he was also arrested for resisting arrest but with this latest incident, the writing is on the wall for them to move on from a troubled player that is bringing more harm than good.