Jets Wide Receiver Arrested After Music Festival Fight With Miami Cop

Robby Anderson was charged with resisting an officer with violence and obstruction

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Miami-Dade Police Department

A wide receiver for the New York Jets was arrested after a confrontation with a Miami police officer outside a music festival over the weekend, authorities say. 

Robby Anderson, 24, was taken into custody Sunday evening and charged with resisting an officer with violence and obstruction. 

Anderson – a second-year receiver out of Temple who notched 587 yards and two TDs in his first year with Gang Green -- allegedly first fought with security after being asked to leave the third day of the Rolling Loud Music Festival. Anderson was later confronted by Lt. Javier Ortiz and told to sit on the ground, the arrest report says. 

Anderson refused and allegedly pushed Ortiz, then was taken to the ground and continued to fight police before being put in handcuffs, police say. 

The 6'3", 190-pound Anderson came on late for the Jets last year and quickly become a favorite among fans dismayed by the seemingly anemic, mistake-prone roster featuring older talent. He's more or less penciled in as the No. 2 or No. 3 receiver, though the Jets haven't yet released a preliminary depth chart for this season. 

In a statement, the team said it was aware of Anderson's arrest. 

"This is a pending legal matter and we will have no further comment at this time," a Jets spokesperson said.

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