Jets hope to help arrested players, but “patience isn’t infinite”

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Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson has a trial date in Miami this August, which means he could miss time at training camp while dealing with the fallout from one of his two arrests in Florida over the last year.

Anderson has some company on the roster when it comes to doubling down on legal trouble. Linebacker Dylan Donahue has been arrested twice for driving under the influence and recently checked into a treatment facility.

On Sunday, Jets CEO Christopher Johnson said he’s disappointed but that he believes the Jets have a good support system in place and thinks “we can help these guys.” Johnson added that the team won’t continue waiting if the players don’t do their part.

“My patience isn’t infinite,” Johnson said, via ESPN.com. “I expect those guys to straighten up, and I’m going to talk to them about that.”

Jaguars tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins spent most of the last two seasons with the Jets and credited the team with helping him get sober after his alcohol problems led to a DUI in 2016. Johnson and the Jets hope things can work out in a similar fashion this time around.

6 responses to “Jets hope to help arrested players, but “patience isn’t infinite”

  1. And A.S. Jenkins repaid the team that saved his career by taking a few extra bucks somewhere else. Much like the Bears saved Martellus’s career. These guy never learn.

  2. Or they could you know, act like grown men. Instead of me first look at me clowns. Millions of people their age, get up everyday, go to work, don’t embarrass themselves or their employers , and they make peanuts compared to these clowns. It amazes me the opportunity they are given and simply pi$$ it away.

  3. backintheday99 says:
    March 26, 2018 at 8:21 am
    And A.S. Jenkins repaid the team that saved his career by taking a few extra bucks somewhere else. Much like the Bears saved Martellus’s career. These guy never learn.

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    I can’t fault any of these players taking as much money as a team offers them…professional athletes have a limited time in their lives to make that kind of money, and NFL teams always put businesses first, no reason a player shouldn’t do the same thing…especially when teams exercise the right to cut players whenever they think it’s in their own best financial interest, regardless of how much of the contract is left…

  4. Plenty of alcoholics dont drink and drive. Getting DUI doesn’t necessarily equate to being an alcoholic. The decision to drink and drive is made prior to getting drunk and stems from hubris and stupidity.

  5. In all my years in management, I’ve never considered being arrested resume material.

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