Robby Anderson allegedly pushed officer, fought with police

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More details have emerged regarding the incident that resulted in promising young Jets receiver Robby Anderson being arrested on felony charges. And the details, if accurate, aren’t good for Anderson.

Via Connor Hughes of NJ.com, the police report indicates that Anderson initially fought with security after being told to leave a concert, that he pushed an officer who told Anderson to sit on the ground, and that Anderson “continued to figure with police and security” after being “redirected” to the ground.

Anderson has been charged with one felony count of resisting arrest with violence and one count of obstruction of justice. He separately faces scrutiny under the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy, which now imposes a baseline suspension of six games for crimes involving violence. (But which, as we learned in connection with Giants kicker Josh Brown and his one-game suspension, is fluid to say the least.)

25 responses to “Robby Anderson allegedly pushed officer, fought with police

  1. He didn’t commit a “violent” crime.

    There was no violence at all until a police officer put his hands on him (that’s per the police report).

    Of course he should have left, and of course he did something stupid, but this is absolutely NOT in the same category of “violence” as a domestic issue, for example.

    Definitely not worth a 6 game suspension.

  2. There are definitely some people that go into the police profession so they can bully people around, just like some bodyguards, and some bouncers do. Not all, but some. They are really looking for an excuse to put their hands on you and its best to just do exactly what they want and not take the bait. Yeah it stinks swallowing your pride and let somebody boss, even push you around a bit, but its really much better than the alternative of being on the receiving end of a beat down and jail cell.

  3. oh, and for the record, the arresting officer had just come back from a desk duty punishment.

    So number one, this officer’s reputation isn’t stellar, and number two, he was probably ready to get back to “serving and protecting” by putting his hands on someone.

  4. redlikethepig says:
    May 9, 2017 10:19 AM
    Two things are very true … drugs make you crazy … police tell lies.

    Let me guess, #3 is that all criminals tell the truth.

  5. kneedragr says:
    May 9, 2017 10:08 AM
    There are definitely some people that go into the police profession so they can bully people around, just like some bodyguards, and some bouncers do. Not all, but some. They are really looking for an excuse to put their hands on you and its best to just do exactly what they want and not take the bait. Yeah it stinks swallowing your pride and let somebody boss, even push you around a bit, but its really much better than the alternative of being on the receiving end of a beat down and jail cell.

    Couldn’t agree with you more. I’m sure there are some who just like to bully people around. However, if you don’t act like a pinhead and just do what they say that’s the end of it. Instead people like to “figure” with the police and the situation spirals out of control. Just do what they say and there’s no problem. You’re not going to win so just bite the bullet and walk away. Everything doesn’t have to be a testosterone contest.

  6. He needs to hire randy moss’s attorney. This barney stooge attacked a meter maid, yes a meter maid, and got away with it. The dummy barneys were so impressed with him beating up a meter maid they put him on their Toilet ring of honor.

  7. I’ll withhold judgment until we get more facts. It wouldn’t surprise me if nothing comes of this.

  8. Nothing will happen. Goodell is a Jets fan, former Jets employee and was hired by Woody Johnson to cheat and do whatever he needs per Article 46, right from Goodell’s own mouth in a federal court.

  9. If he wasn’t acting like an A$$ and put himself in that position to be told to leave ,he wouldn’t be in this situation
    live by the sword

  10. Being a cop doesn’t automatically you bad, but it doesn’t automatically make you good either. So far, we know that two guys got into a scuffle, and one of them got arrested because the other had the power to arrest him.

    This seems like a situation in which it’d be best to withhold judgment on either side until we have some idea what actually happened.

  11. Were the police or security wearing personal video cameras?

    If they weren’t, and for life of me I can’t understand why they wouldn’t want to be – then I take everything written in a police report with a grain of salt.

    In the UK this is becoming more and more common as it protects the police as much if not more than the public.

  12. You always need to realize who’s holding all the cards, sometimes you just need to do what you’re told and bite the bullet.

  13. Wachoo gonna do when they come for you… bad boys bad boys……..
    I’m so happy when I read that cops take down law breakers who don’t do what they are told to do by the police. I wish they’d wack them in the back of their legs with their night sticks like they used to do years ago. Or just hit them with a taser.
    Thanks to all cops everywhere for what you do. There are millions of people in this country who appreciate the very difficult job you do and understand you are not the bad guys.
    I have a nephew who’s a cop in Florida and several friends who are cops in my area. If you talked with them for five minutes and listened to what they go through trying to do what we pay them to do, you’d realize just how tough their job is.
    I think I’ll go watch some reruns of Cops. There’s nothing more gratifying to me than watching pimps, drug sellers, robbers, car thieves and other bad people get taken down by the police. Too bad the laws aren’t tougher so the cops don’t have to deal with them over and over.

  14. I have one wish for all you cop haters. I hope you are in a desperate situation involving a bad guy and you need a cop to come and help you.
    Then, and only then, will you get it.

  15. If the police report was hand written, then what the reporter mistook for “figure” was probably “fight” or possibly “argue.” Maybe both? Fight+argue=figure?

    As for criticism of police, very very few people actually hate cops. Most people simply hate abuse of power. Most officers are professional and hard working, but there are abusive a-holes in every field. Police – holding authority and the power of life and death in their hands – are not immune from that and it needs to be addressed continually to maintain a free society.

  16. This is why the 1 game suspension issued to Josh Brown was a joke, and will prove to be problematic.

    How in the world can you possibly suspend Anderson in this situation (potentially violent interaction with police who are fully capable of defending themselves) for a length of time exceeding what Brown was suspended for (potentially violent interaction with a spouse who could not defend herself).

    Regardless of your opinions, you have to admit that the optics look incredible bad if you punish an African American player for 6 games for resisting arrest while you suspend a white player just 1 game for beating his wife and son.

  17. Ya, the cop stalked some woman on Facebook for being a whistleblower on another cop. Why is he being thrown into situations like this. “Two weeks, with pay!!!”. “Lots of bartender jobs out there”.

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