The Harris County District Attorney’s Office dropped the criminal charges against Texans running back Darius Anderson, citing insufficient evidence in his investigation.
Anderson, 24, was arrested July 15 and faces a felony count of residential burglary, according to court records. He posted a $20,000 bond on July 19, and his attorney, Kelly Benavides, said at the time that she hoped to “clear his name as soon as possible.”
“After additional investigation, a burglary of a habitation charge against Darius Anderson was dismissed,” said Dane Schiller, spokesman for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. in a statement to Houston Chronicle. “There is insufficient evidence in this case, and therefore, we have a duty to dismiss it.”
Anderson, who played at TCU from 2016 to ’19, signed with the Cowboys as a free agent in ’20 but was waived before the start of the regular season. He then signed a reserve/contract with the Colts before joining the Texans’ practice squad in December ’21.
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“When it originally happened, of course I contacted him and he said the charges should be dropped because that’s not what happened,” Texans coach Lovie Smith said. he said at Friday’s news conference. “Normally, when things like this happen, we let it play into the system. I’m glad I came to this conclusion.”
Anderson signed a new reserve/future contract with Houston in January and has been working out with the team since training camp began on July 27. He has yet to play in an NFL game.