Panthers’ Robby Anderson kicked out of game by own team after spat with coaches
Robby Anderson’s afternoon ended early.
The Panthers receiver was kicked out of the game and sent to the locker room by the team’s own head coach, Steve Wilks, in the fourth quarter of the Carolina’s 24-10 loss to the Rams in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Robbie Anderson getting in the face of coach Joe Dailey 😳— PFF (@PFF) October 16, 2022
Trailing by multiple scores, a frustrated Anderson had more than one argument with Panthers coaches on the sideline, according to NFL Network. He could be seen in a video angrily approaching receivers coach Joe Dailey, and the two came face-to-face before jawing at each other and needing to be separated.
Robbie Anderson has been sent to the locker room by his own team 😳pic.twitter.com/KqsKadRLv4— PFF (@PFF) October 16, 2022
It was not clear what they said, but both Anderson and Dailey’s tempers flared in the exchange.
A few moments later, Wilks could be seen speaking with Anderson before pointing in the direction of the tunnel. Anderson was then escorted down the sideline and into the tunnel while shaking his head in disbelief, taking time to turn back and shout back in Wilks’ direction.
Anderson did not record a reception before the incident.
It marked a tumultuous start to Wilks’ tenure as the Panthers’ interim head coach. He took over on Monday after the team fired Matt Rhule.
Amid a 1-5 start to the season, the Panthers are reportedly open to dealing their stars in exchange for future draft capital. While stud running back Christian McCaffrey is most likely to generate interest, they are also willing to deal Anderson, according to ESPN.
Anderson is currently in his third season with the Panthers after spending his first four seasons in the league with the Jets.