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03-12-2007, 10:28 PM
An Arizona Cardinals assistant coach was arrested Thursday night after police said he solicited an undercover police officer posing as a prostitute.

Phoenix police officers took Richie Anderson, 35, into custody about 9:30 p.m. during a "customer apprehension program" at Pointe South Mountain Resort.

Anderson, the Cardinals' wide receivers coach, was booked and released after posting bond just before 2 a.m. Friday, according to Lt. Paul Chagolla, a Maricopa County Sheriff's spokesman.

Anderson was hired in January to be part of new coach Ken Whisenhunt's staff.

Cardinals spokesman Mark Dalton said Friday that the team was aware of the situation.


03-12-2007, 10:39 PM
Anderson was hired in January to be part of new coach Ken Whisenhunt's staff.

...and in a surprising turn of events Anderson was later fired in March due to conduct detrimental to the team. :rolleyes2

Not really, but it's probably coming soon...but seriously, what's with some of these NFL assistant coaches...

03-13-2007, 04:52 AM
isnt this the same richie anderson that played on the jets?

03-13-2007, 07:13 AM
Yep and he coached w/ us last year but left for AZ this offseason.

03-13-2007, 01:37 PM
Arizona fires assistant coach accused of solicitation
"March 12, 2007
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Arizona Cardinals fired wide receivers coach Richie Anderson on Monday, four days after his arrest in a police prostitution sting operation. Anderson, a fullback in the NFL for 13 seasons, was hired by new Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt in January."

LINK (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AtU64tJgTUpkMHSpuswjHCBDubYF?slug=ap-cardinalscoachfired&prov=ap&type=lgns)