If only this was true.....
Good morning. My name is Todd Bowles, head coach for the New York Jets, as you are all aware. Today we will be going over some of the stupidest things you should not do while playing for the NFL. Your agent should have gone over the NFL conduct rules and the New York Jets rules (although sometimes ours are a little less harsher, hush, hush) while you were signing your employment contract. But just in case you weren't paying attention, I would like to start the class with one ot the most recent examples of not understanding the conduct rules.
The first player we will discuss today is our very own New York Jets WR Robby Anderson. Anderson had an excellent record at the 2016 combines, yet he went undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft. Here at the New York Jets we saw potential. Anderson signed as an undrafted free agent, and earned a spot on the New York Jets final 53-man roster, along with some other amazing wide receivers - Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker and Quincy Enunwa. Anderson finished his rookie season with 42 receptions, 587 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns in 8 starts of 16 games. The New York Jets team and fans were impressed and saw some amazing talent on display.
There was no bad press surrounding Anderson, no stupidity until he was arrested on May 8th, 2017, for resisting arrest at a Miami music festival. The court hearing for that incident is set for sometime this March.
Then we have the next incident in week 7 against the Miami Dolphins where Anderson threw his helmet in an unsportsmanlike manner, getting fined $12,154 for the conduct penalty.
Time to lay low, right ?
After coming off an incredible season statistical wise, and having a possible good deal in the works for a future with the New York Jets, Robby Anderson gets arrested on January 19th, doing 105 mph. in a 45 mph. zone, resists arrest, flees the officers, recklessly drives through two red lights and supposedly threatens the arresting officer and his family with harm. Nine charges were filed against Anderson. He wasn't under the influence of alcohol or drugs, just under the "stupidity" influence.
Now, not only is Robby Anderson's future with the New York Jets organization questionable, but he is subject to the NFL's personal conduct policy, which could result in a fine or suspension.
If only you guys would listen and follow the rules. Any questions ?