Jets’ Robby Anderson arrested after threatening to rape cop’s wife

Robby Anderson, Jets WR (Image source: Twitter/ @youngamazing9)

Early Friday morning a Broward County, Florida, deputy spotted Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson, speeding in Sunrise, Florida. According to a police report, the NFL star was doing at least 105 mph in a 45 mph zone, when he finally pulled over for police after running two red lights. For the second time in a year, Anderson found himself under arrest and he was not happy. He let the cop know his feelings in the most unpleasant of ways by threatening to rape the arresting officer’s wife.

According to a police report obtained by the NY Daily News, Anderson stated  to the officer “that when he got out he was going to find [the officer’s] wife, f–k her and n-t in her eye.”

Anderson made several other threats and based on his statements, the report reads, “it was clear that he intended to sexually assault my wife. He also began to brag about how much money he has.”

Robby Anderson mugshot (Image source: Broward County Sheriff’s Office)

Anderson was able to bond out of jail late Friday afternoon and has been charged with the following:

  • resisting an officer/obstruction without violence
  • felony harm to a public servant or family
  •  felony fleeing/eluding while lights/siren active
  • reckless driving
  • failure to drive in a single lane
  •  two counts of disobeying/avoiding a red light; speeding
  •  turning without a signal

About 30 minutes before his arrest, Anderson sent out a series of bizarre tweets about his wife and dog. The tweets are still up and fans have responded.

Unfortunately for the star player, he could face punishment under the NFL’s personal conduct policy. A spokesperson for the Jets stated: “We are aware of the situation. This is a pending legal matter and we will have no further comment.”

Hopefully, Anderson can pull it together and not be another sad Black NFL story.

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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