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Eagles’ Jason Peters arrested for drag racing, fleeing police

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Eagles offensive tackle Jason Peters was arrested today after leading police on a chase at speeds exceeding 100 miles an hour.

Peters was arrested in Monroe, Louisiana, and booked on charges of drag racing and resisting by flight, according to USA Today.

The arresting officer wrote in his report that he observed two cars stopped next to each other at a red light take off at a high rate of speed when the light turned green, as if they were drag racing. The officer went to pull over both cars, and while one driver stopped immediately, the other driver (Peters) fled. The officer says Peters went more than 100 miles an hour during the chase, although he did eventually stop.

This is the second time Peters has been in our police blotter; he was arrested for disturbing the peace in 2011.

A five-time Pro Bowler, Peters missed the entire 2012 season after suffering a torn Achilles tendon.

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95 Responses to “Eagles’ Jason Peters arrested for drag racing, fleeing police”
  1. kingpel says: Jun 12, 2013 9:27 PM

    What the hell were you thinking!?

  2. djax10isthebomb says: Jun 12, 2013 9:28 PM

    Stinking bonehead. C’mon Jason, you’re not above the law there big guy, use that huge noggin of yours. Jesus…

  3. godblessfootball says: Jun 12, 2013 9:28 PM

    Achilles’ tendon is obviously healed

  4. dgreenfi says: Jun 12, 2013 9:30 PM

    Wow. I knew Chip Kelly’s offense was fast, but this is ridiculous.

  5. chargersdiehard says: Jun 12, 2013 9:30 PM

    Somebody watch too much fast and furious? He’s lucky he didn’t kill someone or himself. Being in the nfl isn’t enough to satisfy his ego?

  6. catquick says: Jun 12, 2013 9:30 PM

    Imagine what he’d tear if he crashed at that speed

  7. ravenmuscle says: Jun 12, 2013 9:32 PM

    The photo of Jason says it all.

  8. cjspiller12 says: Jun 12, 2013 9:33 PM

    Only glad the Bills didn’t give you that big contract that you held out for…………you haven’t done squat since you left.

  9. ctattles says: Jun 12, 2013 9:34 PM

    Unless im mistaken that is a 4th Degree felony; carrying a minimum mandatory sentence of 12 years in prison.

  10. clssylssy says: Jun 12, 2013 9:35 PM

    Be interesting to see if the Commish considers this a punishable offense under the player personal conduct policy or if public endangerment and resisting arrest is something “boys will be boys” do to let off steam?

  11. txbossman says: Jun 12, 2013 9:35 PM

    He’s an idiot. Imagine that.

    He’s a mentally childlike giant that couldn’t fit in
    a place like buffalo…..Then..Well……

    He doesn’t have his head in his job and he never has.

  12. eaglesfanintx says: Jun 12, 2013 9:37 PM

    They need to sit him down and tell him about Jerome Brown. Bad things happen at high speeds…

  13. officialgame says: Jun 12, 2013 9:38 PM

    What is it with these bone heads to learn the first thing about life? I guess the personal reasons he missed last weeks OTA’s has cleared up in time to drag race. Peters your an imbecile!!!

  14. stlunatik says: Jun 12, 2013 9:38 PM

    the conversation between Peters and other racer (hey, I bet my Ferrari can beat your Saturn)

  15. michaeljacksonisback says: Jun 12, 2013 9:39 PM

    What a moron! Why didn’t he punch it. Up to 135
    Mph? Weak!!!!

  16. officialgame says: Jun 12, 2013 9:39 PM

    cjspiller12 says:
    Jun 12, 2013 9:33 PM
    Only glad the Bills didn’t give you that big contract that you held out for…………you haven’t done squat since you left.

    If you call 5 Pro Bowls nothing moron.

  17. trytobnimble says: Jun 12, 2013 9:39 PM

    Jerome Brown, you knucklehead. Jerome Brown. Don’t you see his mural at Novacare every day?

  18. hatesycophants says: Jun 12, 2013 9:39 PM

    Drag racing and disturbing the peace. Yes, he should be euthanized immediately.

  19. thirdistheworrd says: Jun 12, 2013 9:41 PM

    clssylssy says: Jun 12, 2013 9:35 PM

    Be interesting to see if the Commish considers this a punishable offense under the player personal conduct policy or if public endangerment and resisting arrest is something “boys will be boys” do to let off steam?
    _____
    Depends whether or not Mara thinks Lane Johnson can step in at left tackle right away.

  20. 3 Finger Lenny says: Jun 12, 2013 9:43 PM

    He wanted a burger

  21. 3 Finger Lenny says: Jun 12, 2013 9:44 PM

    He loves burgers

  22. trytobnimble says: Jun 12, 2013 9:44 PM

    “Only glad the Bills didn’t give you that big contract that you held out for…………you haven’t done squat since you left.”

    Wow! You obviously don’t follow the NFL outside of your own team. Jason Peters is considered the consensus best Left Tackle in the NFL by just about everybody. Except for last season that he missed for injury, he’s been a beast! Ask Demarcus Ware, Jason Pierre-Paul, and Justin Tuck how much squat Jason Peters has done since he’s been in Philly. They can’t get passed this guy.

  23. romosmicrodongs says: Jun 12, 2013 9:46 PM

    orakpo is now even hungrier for week one. he salivates with intensity

  24. eaglesfan036 says: Jun 12, 2013 9:48 PM

    what the hell are you thinking?

  25. kd75 says: Jun 12, 2013 9:48 PM

    The Police wouldn’t have caught Vin Diesel. He’s got a 9 second car…

  26. SparkyGump says: Jun 12, 2013 9:49 PM

    Big boys gotta play with their toys.

  27. themackstrong says: Jun 12, 2013 9:51 PM

    He just left “Fast 6″ give the dude a break….

  28. sweezz says: Jun 12, 2013 9:53 PM

    You know…. I’ve been waiting all year for him to get back….. wtf. Thanks… see ya a year later, older, and more out of shape. Good thing they got Lane Johnson….. they’ll need him.

  29. navigator24 says: Jun 12, 2013 9:54 PM

    He probably needed to dump his weed first, so he took off.

  30. chut26 says: Jun 12, 2013 9:54 PM

    cjspiller12 says: Jun 12, 2013 9:33 PM

    Only glad the Bills didn’t give you that big contract that you held out for…………you haven’t done squat since you left.

    ————————————————————-

    I guess making the all pro team, and pro bowls doesn’t mean anything? You’re an idiot.

  31. mazblast says: Jun 12, 2013 9:54 PM

    clssylssy says: Jun 12, 2013 9:35 PM

    Be interesting to see if the Commish considers this a punishable offense under the player personal conduct policy or if public endangerment and resisting arrest is something “boys will be boys” do to let off steam?
    —————————————-
    Same division as the Giants. I think that tells you what you need to know.

  32. kheebner says: Jun 12, 2013 9:56 PM

    Update: He re-injured his Achilles by slamming the gas pedal

  33. rhamrhoddy says: Jun 12, 2013 9:58 PM

    Fleeing police is a pretty serious offense (even if he eventually decided to stop).

    Take the reckless driving ticket, pay it and move on with your fortunate life.

  34. hoobaaa says: Jun 12, 2013 10:01 PM

    The real question!!?? What was he driving? Sounds innocent and fun to me.

  35. wwwmattcom says: Jun 12, 2013 10:03 PM

    Arguably the team most down on their luck, Buffalo knew to drop this guy.

    Too bad Chip won’t be able to get value for this bum now.

    Maybe Andy Reid will give him another shot.

    Even if this doesn’t affect his playing time he still isn’t worth the first round pick traded to Buffalo.

  36. fdugrad says: Jun 12, 2013 10:04 PM

    Does the name JEROME BROWN mean nothing to this EAGLE for god’s sake?!!

  37. johny248 says: Jun 12, 2013 10:05 PM

    Boys will be boys….

  38. hoobaaa says: Jun 12, 2013 10:07 PM

    A Camaro!!! How appropriate.

  39. knowledge743 says: Jun 12, 2013 10:08 PM

    Maybe he had a need for speed.. he just watched the newest fast n furious movie….

  40. upperdecker19 says: Jun 12, 2013 10:09 PM

    If only the NFL had a team in London……he’d be in much closer proximity to the Audubon of Germany. Problem solved.

  41. packerbackernj says: Jun 12, 2013 10:09 PM

    He lives life a quarter mile at a time ….

  42. ecupatsfan12 says: Jun 12, 2013 10:10 PM

    What an idiot- Cliff Harris

  43. christophershearin says: Jun 12, 2013 10:11 PM

    Did the guy he was racing get off? I hope so. I’ve had friends get out of a ticket because some idiot fly by them and the cop at such a high rate of speed the cop lost interest and took up the chase

  44. tylerfordyce says: Jun 12, 2013 10:11 PM

    What car was he driving?

  45. seaeagle707 says: Jun 12, 2013 10:12 PM

    Hey Jason, betcha my Chevy is faster than that dog of yours. Wanna have a go?

  46. tooz72 says: Jun 12, 2013 10:14 PM

    cant go one day without an arrest

  47. obamareallysucks says: Jun 12, 2013 10:16 PM

    looks can be deceiving. though not in this case.

  48. mz1394 says: Jun 12, 2013 10:19 PM

    Lucky not to be the next Jerome brown

  49. whatchutalkinabouthillis says: Jun 12, 2013 10:20 PM

    He’s too fat to drag race.

  50. ddogdaddy says: Jun 12, 2013 10:21 PM

    Someone should tell him not to pat his lawyer on the butt whatever he does.

  51. jpash42 says: Jun 12, 2013 10:25 PM

    He hasn’t done squat since he left Buffalo?? His first season in Philly he was all pro everything!!! Still considered the best tackle in football and he missed a whole year! Just needs to make better decisions!

  52. seankp822 says: Jun 12, 2013 10:29 PM

    Come on brotha get your head straight

  53. lilman2834 says: Jun 12, 2013 10:30 PM

    He was drag racing and u didnt see the cops. Seems like a set up, be careful who your friends are. You gone to be all in the news on nfl live and 32, and its gone to cost you a suspension. C’mon Jason, we just got you back!

  54. dpark25 says: Jun 12, 2013 10:32 PM

    Hasn’t done anything? He was the best tackle in the NFL before last year’s injury. Stick to hockey, cjspiller12.

  55. b3nz0z says: Jun 12, 2013 10:34 PM

    I thought things were going a bit too smoothly. Why can’t you just work out and do legal stuff till camp?

  56. blackholeson21 says: Jun 12, 2013 10:37 PM

    LOL! There is a Fast and Furious 6 ad at the top of the page. Uh, too fast, too furious.

  57. prideof10000lakes says: Jun 12, 2013 10:47 PM

    I think he’s just acting out because he doesn’t know who the starting QB is gonna be

  58. ambitoos says: Jun 12, 2013 10:50 PM

    I hope he makes these kind of bad decisions on the field. What a mistake.

  59. lolpftlol says: Jun 12, 2013 10:54 PM

    Relax everyone he was just Chason Peters.

  60. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 12, 2013 10:57 PM

    Whatever he has wrapped around that head is WAAY too tight.

  61. goawaydog says: Jun 12, 2013 11:02 PM

    What kind of car was he driving?

  62. creamsiclecannon says: Jun 12, 2013 11:36 PM

    Sooooooooooo does that mean he is retiring.

  63. charge1 says: Jun 12, 2013 11:49 PM

    He should have told them he was heading to a dog fight sponsored by his qb mike Vick I mean Ron Mexico

  64. udontknowjack24 says: Jun 12, 2013 11:56 PM

    ProBowls are voted on by fans…90% go on who they’ve heard of at Tackle…

    Since 2009…Peters ranks last among starting left tackles in sacks allowed.

    He blows!

  65. orivar says: Jun 12, 2013 11:57 PM

    Saw Fast 6 and thought of a brilliant way to get off the Eagles.

  66. jpmelon says: Jun 13, 2013 12:07 AM

    Yes, Eagles fans…out of several years you got one good year out of the Jason Peters trade. Congrats. Legal trouble and injuries aren’t a big deal. The pro bowl is also the most important aspect of a linemans credentials. Especially when he’s protecting a scrambling quarterback…..and yes, I’m being sarcastic.

  67. icdogg says: Jun 13, 2013 12:27 AM

    Could be worse… he could be drag racing using a Roll-A-Bout.

  68. granadafan says: Jun 13, 2013 1:37 AM

    So, did the first driver get away because the police took off after Peters?

  69. cavington says: Jun 13, 2013 2:12 AM

    That picture lol, you can almost here the wind going between his ears.

  70. hedleykow says: Jun 13, 2013 2:14 AM

    Peters’ latest infraction really isn’t all that impressive since he wasn’t even drunk and/or no one wound up with missing teeth.

  71. yojoemama says: Jun 13, 2013 3:16 AM

    What do you expect? The new Fast and Furious movie came out.

  72. jetfanfolife says: Jun 13, 2013 4:50 AM

    Thank you for getting the focus off the Jets. We should have more guys like you in the NFL!

    …oh wait

  73. daggolden says: Jun 13, 2013 6:05 AM

    How the hell does he fit in a Camaro? lol

  74. blackbug99 says: Jun 13, 2013 6:55 AM

    Has to be a “Fat and Furious” joke in here somewhere ;)

  75. gpete1962 says: Jun 13, 2013 7:08 AM

    Was Vick in the other car?

  76. boyshole25 says: Jun 13, 2013 7:10 AM

    Wow he’s never heard of former eagle Jerome brown? What an idiot

  77. chalkruz1989 says: Jun 13, 2013 7:15 AM

    Interested to see what legal action is pursued in a case like this.

    I hate to invoke what-ifs, but, imagine if a Dad and his children were walking across the street or Peters lost control and drove through a house or building?

    This shouldn’t be handled lightly. This is the first criminal offense I’ve heard regarding Jason Peters but going as fast as he was and fleeing from law enforcement should not be a slap on the wrist.

  78. mlandsjr says: Jun 13, 2013 7:21 AM

    The King Dunlap era shall recommence!

  79. tmatic74 says: Jun 13, 2013 7:29 AM

    Don’t believe the hype!!!

  80. rocketcrab says: Jun 13, 2013 7:33 AM

    You can’t fix stupid.

  81. mrexcite721 says: Jun 13, 2013 7:46 AM

    How in thee hell does he even fit in a Camaro?

    Seriously, he must of put it on like a sports coat . . .

  82. thejohnsmith1122 says: Jun 13, 2013 8:11 AM

    Nice story but what kind of car was he driving? And did he win or did the cops bust in before the race ended?

  83. southsidesteve86 says: Jun 13, 2013 8:16 AM

    Maybe he wasn’t fleeing from police….with an extra 350 pounds behind the wheel maybe there was just too much rolling inertia to stop.

  84. greymares says: Jun 13, 2013 8:19 AM

    somebody had to do something to stop the “who’s going to be the starting Q.B.” questions.

  85. pdidit09 says: Jun 13, 2013 8:25 AM

    It was not a Cowboy, quiet on our front.

  86. gadzod says: Jun 13, 2013 8:30 AM

    Eagles fans, if he is such a great LT, why did they need to draft another one at #4? Obviously the need is great enough to warrant a high draft pick…..

  87. mcconnellrules says: Jun 13, 2013 8:45 AM

    New Albert Haynesworth!

  88. fortphiladamsterdam says: Jun 13, 2013 9:13 AM

    Peters, we need you, stop doing stupid $#!+

  89. str8cashhomey says: Jun 13, 2013 9:49 AM

    trytobnimble says:
    Jun 12, 2013 9:44 PM
    “Only glad the Bills didn’t give you that big contract that you held out for…………you haven’t done squat since you left.”

    Wow! You obviously don’t follow the NFL outside of your own team. Jason Peters is considered the consensus best Left Tackle in the NFL by just about everybody. Except for last season that he missed for injury, he’s been a beast! Ask Demarcus Ware, Jason Pierre-Paul, and Justin Tuck how much squat Jason Peters has done since he’s been in Philly. They can’t get passed this guy.

    ———————————————————————————-

    You might want to go check wares stats vs the eagles if you think peters shuts him down

  90. redwingfan1234 says: Jun 13, 2013 9:56 AM

    Seems to me he would be at an instant weight disadvantage. Or maybe I’m wrong.

  91. shayeezy says: Jun 13, 2013 10:04 AM

    while rookies and young players are susceptible to making poor decisions and being in the wrong place at the wrong time, it’s the veterans who are more likely to let the coach’s warnings to stay out of trouble go in one ear and out the other.

  92. phillyphannn83 says: Jun 13, 2013 10:22 AM

    gadzod June 13, 2013, 8:30 AM EDT

    Eagles fans, if he is such a great LT, why did they need to draft another one at #4? Obviously the need is great enough to warrant a high draft pick…..
    ————————
    WRONG!!! They made him our starting RIGHT tackle. Oh the un-informed.

  93. logicaillvoicesays says: Jun 13, 2013 10:59 AM

    Best Tackle in Football the last 4 out of 5 years, and thats because of the one year he was injured. I think i have only seen him give up 2 sacks in all those years and that was because Mike Vick ran into them while he had them blocked. I love how Buffalo fans try to make it seem, that Eagles didnt rape them by giving them a first round bust for the best tackle in Football. PS I’m a Redskin fan here. Orakpo and Kerrigan dissappear when he’s out there, real talk.

  94. andyreidisthegoat says: Jun 13, 2013 11:29 AM

    Remove reid. remove banner. remove structure. insert chaos. the downward spiral continues. Chip is showing that he cannot control his boys. people mouthing off to the media, getting arrested, not showing up for off season workouts. one of theses things happened once a year-maybe under the old regime. chipper has been there for 4 months and it has all happened. this is going to get ugly philly. that locker room will split like a piece of wet loose leaf. good luck.

  95. vegasdestroyer says: Jun 14, 2013 6:48 AM

    First, the cops give dumbo his walking papers and then the Eagles do.

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