Robby Anderson’s lawyer denies threat to police officer’s wife

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Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson was arrested in Florida last week and the headline among the nine charges cited by the police was that he allegedly made sexual threats regarding the wife of the arresting officer.

Anderson has not spoken about the arrest, but his lawyer Ed O’Donnell has denied that anything Anderson said fit the charge of harm against a public servant or their family.

“First of all, I don’t believe that’s accurate,” O’Donnell said to Calvin Watkins of Newsday. “It doesn’t fit the statutory charge people get with a crime like that. Adrenaline was flying on both sides. Robby never threatened to rape anybody. The statutory requirements are not there.”

The bulk of the other charges against Anderson stem from allegedly going 105 mph in a 45 mph zone and then failing to pull over once he was followed by a police car with lights and sirens on. O’Donnell tried to explain why Anderson, who is not accused of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, didn’t pull over.

“Robby didn’t run,” O’Donnell said. “Just for a young black man who sees lights, it’s a frightening thing. The apprehension is real.”

Anderson, who Andy Slater of WINZ reports has a long history of driving infractions, has a March court date related to charges of resisting an officer with violence to his person and obstruction of justice from a May 2017 arrest, so there is a lot on his legal plate as the offseason gets underway.

36 responses to “Robby Anderson’s lawyer denies threat to police officer’s wife

  1. “Robby didn’t run,” O’Donnell said. “Just for a young black man who sees lights, it’s a frightening thing. The apprehension is real.”

    AKA million dollar athlete who thinks he is above the law and the rules don’t apply to him.

  2. Yeah, you shouldn’t get pulled over for doing 105 in a 45 mph zone. This is definitely racism. I’m sure when Anderson blew by the cop at 105 the cop got a great look and could tell it was a black man so he was going to harass him on those grounds only, not the fact he was going 60 mph over the speed limit. Props to his lawyer for going to page one of the playbook too.

  3. So his lawyer is saying if you are a young black man, and a police car with flashing lights is behind you, you are not obligated to pull over right away like everyone else in the world? WOW…

  4. As much as I loved watching this kid light up the field, as a Jets fan I no longer want him on this team. The team is in desperate need of offensive weapons but if you can’t keep out of trouble then you don’t belong here. Bowles has gone a long way to try and pull back from the circus of the past. As a team and fan base we need to show players that we only accept law abiding players and role models on this team. You get paid an insane amount of money, you have no reason to fool around and risk that.

  5. So sick of the old “I’m scared of cops cause I’m black” excuse. If you’re scared of cops, don’t do 105 in a 45 idiot. Threatening to assault the cops wife is just insane. Blackball this fool and let him see what real life is like.

  6. There it is! the race card. Afraid of the cops, even tho you broke a bunch of laws. Maybe don’t break the law and you wont have anything to worry about.

    Tired of criminals playing the victim.

  7. “Just for a young black man who sees lights, it’s a frightening thing. The apprehension is real.”

    Yeah, and fleeing the cops at 105 MPH is just the sort of thing to mitigate that fear, isn’t it. I know whenever I flee the police driving over 100 MPH my day is about to get a whole lot better.
    It’s good stupidity isn’t criminalized or this clown would be looking at even more punishment.

  8. So afraid you threatened to assault he cop’s wife? Yeah, you were quite obviously really really really frightened for your life as the most obvious thing to do when you feel afraid is to run, then threaten the officer’s wife instead of pulling right over and saying “how can I help you tonight officer?”

    SMH

  9. police officers tape recording should show it all
    if its not on tape then its probably just another cop lying
    trying to make a name for himself, we know Anderson’s past history
    what about the cop’s

  10. nice thing about America
    Guilty in the eyes of the people, even before trial
    always two sides to a story
    60 over will be on radar, comments should be on tape
    lets find out the truth before we convict him
    betcha every comment above is by some white guy with a grudge against blacks

  11. nice thing about America
    Guilty in the eyes of the people, even before trial
    always two sides to a story
    60 over will be on radar, comments should be on tape
    lets find out the truth before we convict him
    betcha every comment above is by some white guy with a grudge against blacks

  12. Time to get a new lawyer, if that’s the best excuse he can come up with. He should be arrested just for saying something so stupid…

  13. 1) Exceeding the speed limit by 60MPH? Isn’t that a bit much?

    2) Its one thing to speed by 60MPH on an empty highway in Montana, it’s another to speed on a 45 MPH road. Someone could have gotten killed.

  14. Great player
    Studip & Arrogant person who, at a miimum, should have his drivers license revoked for many years.

  15. As a Black man, I am offended by his attorney’s remarks. Then again, attorneys aren’t known for making the brightest statements involving a client. He would have been better saying nothing at all. 105 mph in a 45 mph zone…smh.
    Hell even if he was speeding, he should have known it wasn’t going to be a pleasant traffic stop. And he wasn’t under the influence? Wow…just thought he should have been given a free pass.

  16. “Robby never threatened to rape anybody. The statutory requirements are not there.”

    I’m really having trouble with this.

    Statutory Requirements definition: “Something, such as official approval, a license, or a permit that is required by law for engaging in a certain activity (such as land development, mineral or oil exploration, sale of securities).”

    So it didn’t happen and Anderson didn’t make the threat because he did not comply, or did not fall under this official approval or have a permit or something? Is this some sort of way-out-there lawyer-speak gobbledygoop? Someone help me out here. Seriously.

  17. doug ablitt says:
    January 23, 2018 at 9:49 am
    police officers tape recording should show it all
    if its not on tape then its probably just another cop lying
    trying to make a name for himself, we know Anderson’s past history
    what about the cop’s

    2 42 Rate This
    ………………..

    The Police Officer is a….well, Police Officer, he is not the person who got arrested. Why would he have to show his “past history?!” That has got to be one of the dumbest comments I have ever read in my entire adult life. You probably were proud when you posted it thinking it was something profound. People like you are the reason idiots can use this race card BS to deflect blame, avoid responsibility and project their failures onto others.

    I was initially hoping Robbie Anderson would realize what was at risk, admit he messed up and grow up. Now, with this race baiting BS excuse, I hope he gets cut and ends up working at McDonalds one day.

  18. While I don’t believe the bogus claim of why he didn’t stop, I’m not so sure either about the accusations of violent sexual threats. This isn’t a damning of all cops, but it wouldn’t be the first time of false and trumped up charges by police. If they produce the evidence (which they have the ability to do), then I hope gets everything he deserves. Even without, there needs to be some severe punishment for him (league and criminal).

  19. Thank you for the clarification, Jcashman23. My previous thank you note was deleted, so I’m on the “list” again.

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