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Robby Anderson has arrest warrant lifted, lawyer says

Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson pulls in a

Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson pulls in a touchdown pass against the Panthers at MetLife Stadium on Nov. 26, 2017. Photo Credit: Lee S. Weissman

The arrest warrant for Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson was lifted on Thursday, according to the Broward County District Attorney’s office. The warrant was issued after Anderson failed to appear at a court hearing on Tuesday stemming from a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving after his arrest on Jan. 19 in Sunrise, Florida.

Ed O’Donnell, Anderson’s lawyer, said Anderson never received a notice to appear on Tuesday because of a clerical error involving the case number. O’Donnell said there will be a July 19 hearing in Broward County to determine if the case will go to trial or be dismissed.

When Anderson was arrested on Jan. 19, he initially faced nine charges, including threatening a police officer’s family member and speeding. The felony charges were dropped in previous court proceedings.

Anderson is facing five charges for various traffic violations, including reckless driving, two citations for failure to stop at a red light, failure to drive in a single lane and non-use or improper use of a turn signal.

Anderson also faces an Aug. 6 court date in Miami after being arrested at a music festival for pushing a police officer last year. He was charged with felony resisting an officer with violence, according to court records in Miami-Dade County.

O’Donnell said his goal is to have both court cases resolved by late July when the Jets report for training camp. “We’ll have it done well before camp, no doubt,” he said.

The sooner Anderson gets his court issues resolved, the quicker the NFL can make a decision regarding his conduct. Usually, the league waits until a court case is finished before rendering judgment on a player. Any player who is arrested is subject to the NFL personal-conduct policy. A player may be suspended or fined after an investigation.

Anderson led the Jets with 941 receiving yards and seven touchdown catches last season.

Jets officials have said they will not comment until Anderson’s legal issues are resolved.

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