Following an incident in Texas last week, running back for the Houston Texans Darius Anderson was charged with felony burglary of a habitation, according to court documents cited by Fox News.
Houston police changed the charge against Anderson on Tuesday from burglary with intent to rape to burglary of a habitation. According to TMZ Sports, police said that a “coding error” was to blame for the incorrect charge.
On Wednesday, there will be a hearing on the incident.
“We are aware of the report involving Darius Anderson. We are gathering information and have no further comment at this time,” the Texans said in a statement late Monday to Fox News Digital.
According to Pro Football Talk, Anderson, 24, allegedly broke into the Houston residence and followed a woman into the bathroom. After Anderson departed, the woman contacted the police while Anderson was still in the bathroom.
According to FOX26 Houston, the lady informed police that the NFL player “had hit her in the past, but she never made a report before this incident.” He has apparently been residing at the woman’s house despite the fact that he allegedly broke up with her two months ago and does not own a key. He can no longer hold a handgun or go to the victim’s house.
Towards the end of the 2021 season, in December, he was added to the Texans’ practice squad. He worked out for the Dallas Cowboys and the Indianapolis Colts, but he never played in an NFL game.
At TCU, Anderson was a star football player. He rushed for 598 yards as a junior after having 768 yards as a sophomore. Anderson gained 823 yards on the ground during his senior year, which helped him get a spot in the Senior Bowl. In 2020, he signed with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent.
A “coding error” has since been corrected and now the charges reflect Anderson’s charge has been modified to felony burglary of a residence, occurred, according to the Houston Police Department. The records no longer contain any references to rape, according to TMZ.
The additional accusation is in line with the case’s probable cause document, which TMZ Sports was able to get.
According to it, police claim Anderson’s ex-girlfriend informed them the football player broke into her Harris County, Texas, home on July 15 at around 7 AM.
Police claim that despite her best efforts to keep Anderson out of her house, he forced his way inside through the garage, causing the woman to trip and fall on the stairs. The woman reported hitting her shoulder and chest.