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Jets' Robby Anderson won't be suspended for recent arrests

Jets receiver Robby Anderson runs to the outside

Jets receiver Robby Anderson runs to the outside during a preseason game against the Falcons on Aug. 10 at MetLife Stadium. Credit: George A. Faella

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Robby Anderson is happy he won’t be suspended by the NFL for his two recent arrests, but the Jets receiver said he didn’t believe he would be.

“All along I wasn’t expecting it to happen,” Anderson said. “But I’m just thankful that God blessed me to get through this situation and I'm still able to not have to miss time with my teammates."

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said Wednesday that Anderson’s situation has been addressed and he wouldn’t be suspended. Anderson was fined an undisclosed amount under ithe NFL's player conduct policy.

Anderson pleaded no contest to a reckless driving charge stemming from a January arrest in South Florida. He received six months probation. Anderson was pulled over after he was clocked driving 105 miles an hour, and was arrested on the suspicion of reckless driving, evading police and threatening a police officer. Many of the charges were dropped.

In May 2017, Anderson was arrested in Miami for allegedly pushing a police officer at an event. Those charges later were dropped.

“I wouldn’t say I was ever worried about being suspended,” Anderson said. “I didn’t think that it would ever happen.”

Anderson has gotten off to a slow start this season after totaling 941 receiving yards and seven touchdowns in 2017. He has only eight receptions for 108 yards and one touchdown, and has fumbled twice in four games.

“I know everybody’s talking about my production,” he said. “A lot of things are out of my control. Of course I want to contribute, but more important I want to win.”

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