Wide receiver Robby Anderson recently had a felony dropped in the court of law. Can the New York Jets trust him moving forward that he can keep his name out of headlines for all the wrong reasons?
In an article written by Rich Cimini of ESPN, he confirmed that New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson, who was facing a felony charge due to resisting arrest, just had the case dismissed this week. By the looks of it, Anderson will likely just face a misdemeanor for reckless driving from that offseason incident.
It’s not easy bouncing back when one gets arrested twice in a span of less than a year but such is the case with Anderson. When news broke about his second arrest, many analysts, writers, and especially fans felt that the writing was on the wall for a wide receiver that had the potential to be one of the best in the league but let offseason distractions get the best of him.
The Jets stuck with Anderson throughout the offseason, even while the legal system was still sorting evidence and police statements to determine any and all consequences he’d face. By the looks of it, it was the right decision for the organization since now that this is past him, the focus can now shift to preparing for the upcoming season. Can the Jets trust Anderson moving forward?
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In the grand scheme of things, these two arrests and all the bad publicity to him and the Jets were all likely a huge wakeup call to Anderson. Chances to play in the NFL as a starter are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that shouldn’t be wasted. Considering that Anderson’s story of going from an undrafted free agent to a starting wide receiver for the Jets is a great one but offseason incidents like this take away from the greater picture.
Hopefully, Anderson will get the right veterans and leadership around him to keep him focused on the task at hand and continue where he left off from last season. The Jets should be able to trust Anderson to not have this be a recurring issue since they’ll undoubtedly speak to him to ensure that his recent offseason behaviors are again, a thing of the past.
There is still a chance that the NFL could suspend Anderson for a few games at the start of the regular season due to their personal-conduct policy but that won’t be determined until later on this summer. Anderson has a lot to be thankful for that everything ended in his favor since his roster spot at one point was likely in jeopardy. Another offseason incident could spell the end of his tenure with the Jets which is the biggest reason why the organization can trust him to shape up since there would be too much at stake for him to lose otherwise.