Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Jets’ Robby Anderson

Florida prosecutors have dropped felony charges against Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson, attorney Ed O’Donnell tells Mike Garafolo of NFL.com (on Twitter). Anderson was previously set to go to trial for resisting arrest with violence after getting into a fight at an event in Miami.

Even with that situation behind him, Anderson still has more legal proceedings ahead. In January, Anderson was arrested and threatening to sexually assault the wife of a police officer. The 25-year-old was originally facing nine charges for the incident, but three felonies were later dropped. Regardless of how things play out with the six remaining charges, it seems likely that Anderson will face a suspension from the NFL.

Anderson enjoyed a breakout season with the Jets in 2017, recording 63 receptions for 941 yards and seven touchdowns as an NFL sophomore. A big-play threat, Anderson recorded six of his seven scoring grabs from more than 20 yards away from the goal line. New York has hedged against a possible Anderson ban by inking fellow pass-catchers Terrelle Pryor and Andre Roberts this offseason. They’re also banking on a big season from a healthy Quincy Enunwa and contributions from veteran Jermaine Kearse.

This week, fellow Jet Kevin Pierre-Louis avoided trial for drug possession by agreeing to one-year of probation with Kansas prosecutors.

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