Anderson confused by ejection during Panthers setback

Anderson confused by ejection during Panthers setback

Robbie Anderson walked out of the locker room wearing a jacket with “Lover Boy” on the back. When it comes to business between the Carolina Panthers wide receiver and his coaches, things don’t seem so cordial.

Anderson was ejected by interim head coach Steve Wilks during the second half of a 24-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.

Wilks, who took over after Matt Rhule was fired last Monday, did not provide details about his decision.

“It was because of a situation in the band and it’s something we’ll discuss during the week,” Wilks said.

Anderson was close to Rhule. The seven-year NFL wide receiver played for Rhule in college at Temple and signed with the Panthers in 2020, when Rhule joined the team’s coaching staff.

During the first half, Anderson got into an argument with receiving coach Joe Dailey. He then worked out on the stationary bike in the third quarter before sitting alone in a cooler.

Anderson walked off the court late in the third quarter and again exchanged words with Dailey. That was the straw that broke the camel’s back for Wilks, who stepped between the two and sent Anderson to the locker room.

The receiver was upset about being taken off the court on third down play and expressed his annoyance.

“It’s the third chance, it’s a key play. I don’t think I should agree (to be removed),” Anderson said. “So I made a comment about why I had been kicked out.

“Honestly, I was confused because I’ve never been asked to withdraw from a match. And you know, I’m upset about it. No one who claims to be a true competitor will agree with that.”

Melissa Galbraith
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