Jason Peters arrested after drag race in Louisiana

Jason Peters was arrested Wednesday in Monroe, La. CLEM MURRAY / Staff
Jason Peters was arrested Wednesday in Monroe, La. CLEM MURRAY / Staff
Posted: June 13, 2013

Eagles left tackle Jason Peters was charged early Wednesday morning with speeding and resisting a police officer by flight in Monroe, La., police told the Monroe News-Star.

Peters, driving a white Camaro, was racing a blue sedan about 4:45 a.m. when a police deputy attempted to pull over the vehicles, according to the report, which cited an arrest affidavit.

The sedan pulled over, but Peters kept driving and exceeded 100 m.p.h. in the pursuit, police said. Peters eventually pulled over and complied with police when they told him to get out of his car. He was handcuffed, arrested, and charged.

"We are aware of the reports that Jason Peters was arrested this morning in Louisiana," the Eagles said in a statement released through a team spokesman. "We have been in contact with Jason, and due to the legal nature of this matter, we will not have any further comment at this point."

A message left with Peters' agent was not immediately returned.

A former Arkansas star, Peters, 31, was also arrested in March 2011 for disturbing the peace in Shreveport, La.

The Pro Bowl left tackle missed all of the 2012 season after twice rupturing his Achilles tendon. Peters has since returned to practice, although he missed two weeks of voluntary workouts for personal reasons.


Contact Zach Berman at zberman@phillynews.com. Follow on Twitter @ZBerm.

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