Jason Peters was arrested in Louisiana on Wednesday (USA Today Sports Images)
The Philadelphia Eagles wrapped up their offseason program last week. Less than a week later, offensive tackle Jason Peters has shown up in the police blotter, arrested on Wednesday morning in Monroe, Louisiana on charges of drag racing and resisting a police officer by flight.
According to Tabby Soignier of the Monroe News-Star, Peters was arrested following what appeared to be a drag race that began at approximately 4:45 a.m.. Peters, who was operating a white Camaro, and another sedan both accelerated when a traffic light turned green. A police officer who had observed the two vehicles began his pursuit, signalling for both vehicles to pull over.
The sedan pulled to the side of the road, but Peters allegedly continued, with the officer stating that his vehicle exceeded speeds of 100 mph. Peters stopped his vehicle in the parking lot of a local shopping center. The five-time Pro Bowler was then arrested and transported to Ouachita Correctional Center.
Peters, 31, missed all of last season after twice tearing his Achilles' tendon, an injury that ended up costing him $3.9 million in base salary. Peters was paid at a lower, "split" rate of $4 million, instead of the $7.9 million in base salary he was scheduled to earn last season.
Peters absent for the final OTA practices in late May before attending the team's mandatory minicamp from June 4-6, but is scheduled to be the Eagles' left tackle when they open the season against the Washington Redskins in early game on Monday Night Football on Sept. 9.
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