Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson won’t face felony charges in Florida stemming from his arrest in January, the Broward County State Attorney’s Office confirmed Tuesday.
Anderson, arrested at 2:15 a.m. Jan. 19 in Sunrise, Fla., still faces a misdemeanor count of reckless driving, the state attorney’s office told NFL.com in a statement:
“The felony charge was downgraded to a misdemeanor charge due to a possible discrepancy regarding the initial estimated speed, but there is no doubt that the defendant was driving recklessly. The other charges were declined, not filed, due to insufficient evidence.”
But Beckham has never been in trouble with the law and is a popular figure in the locker room. He is one of the best playmakers in football when healthy, having scored 38 touchdowns in 47 career games.
The Giants’ offense averaged 13.6 points in the 13 games last season where Beckham either didn’t play or was limited by injury. He finished second on the team with three receiving touchdowns despite playing just four games.
DeMarcus Lawrence isn’t upset like other NFL players about being hit with the franchise tag.
The Cowboys defensive end said he looked at it as an opportunity, rather than a burden, and plans to use that time to improve himself.
“I was excited just another opportunity to be a Dallas Cowboy,” Lawrence told the Dallas News. “There’s different ways you can look at a franchise tag, but I look at it as a blessing and another opportunity to get better, to get great.”
“I didn’t know what happened,” Markakis said. “I didn’t know if he caught it or what happened. I looked at the umpire and I saw him signaling, so I knew it was good.”
The centerfield gate had to be opened to return Tauchman’s glove.