Thursday, February 4, 2010
Cowboys should part ways with Anderson
By Dan Graziano
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Just when you thought Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had chased off the troublemakers at Valley Ranch, starting fullback Deon Anderson has been charged with misdemeanor deadly conduct for allegedly pulling a gun during a dispute at a Dallas area restaurant early Tuesday morning.
Anderson was actually arrested at the scene over traffic warrants issued by the city of Irving, Texas, but the gun charge obviously takes this situation to a different level. A restaurant employee who filed a criminal complaint said Anderson retrieved a handgun from his car and threatened him with it, according to the police report. Police who were called to the scene of the disturbance retrieved a gun from some nearby shrubs and discovered it was loaded with a round chambered.
Anderson told ESPNDallas.com on Tuesday that his car wouldn't start after using the restauraunt's valet service and he wanted to know why. He said he did not put his hands on anyone and did not use profanity. But from the sound of these allegations, whether or not Anderson used foul language is the least of his worries.
I think the Cowboys should move quickly to cut Anderson. No matter how this ends up in the judicial system, it appears that Anderson used extremely poor judgment. He faces up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $4,000.