One of the New York Jets’ breakout performers in 2016 was arrested last weekend.
Wide receiver Robby Anderson was arrested Sunday at the Rolling Loud Festival, a music festival in Miami, according to a report by Andy Slater. Anderson has been charged with felony resisting arrest and obstruction of justice.
It’s not yet known what led to the arrest and these charges. Slater writes that Anderson may have been onstage or backstage at the time. Anderson grew up in South Florida, playing at South Plantation High School just north of Miami.
“We are aware of the situation,” the Jets said in a statement. “This is a pending legal matter and we will have no further comment at this time.”
Anderson was one of the few feel-good stories the Jets had last season. He made the roster as an undrafted free agent from Temple after emerging in a crowded wide receiver competition in camp. He appeared in all 16 regular season games, starting in eight after Eric Decker was lost for the year to an injury. He finished the year with 42 catches for 587 yards and two touchdowns. Only Quincy Enunwa and Brandon Marshall had more receiving yards than Anderson.
The concern for Anderson is the makeover the Jets have given the receiver position this offseason. Marshall was released, but the team drafted ArDarius Stewart and Chad Hansen in the third and fourth rounds, respectively. They also signed veteran Quinton Patton in free agency.
It figures to be a free-for-all from the top down, even more of a competition than last summer. A suspension stemming from this arrest might spell doom for Anderson’s career in New York.
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