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Jason Peters clears up drag racing charges

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All things considered, it wasn’t a bad day at the courthouse for Eagles left tackle Jason Peters, who avoided an arraignment and stands about $1,999,343.50 to the good.

In addition to settling a lawsuit over a broken walker and pocketing around $2 million earlier in the day, Peters has cleared up his drag racing charges.

According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Peters paid a $656.50 fine after drag racing charges were reduced to driving with improper equipment and resisting an officer by flight. He avoided a July 15 arraignment by paying the fine, and the Monroe, La. district attorney’s office said the case was now closed.

“We are glad to hear that the issue has been resolved,” the Eagles said in a statement.

He’s now clear to report to training camp next week, and we hope he gets there via something sturdy and slow.

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12 Responses to “Jason Peters clears up drag racing charges”
  1. beavertonsteve says: Jul 17, 2013 5:57 PM

    I feel like I would have been stuck with drag racing charges and resisting arrest if I were in this situation…

  2. icdogg says: Jul 17, 2013 5:58 PM

    I still say it’s a bad idea to drag race in a Roll-A-Bout.

  3. pocketcow says: Jul 17, 2013 6:03 PM

    Must be nice…

  4. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 17, 2013 6:22 PM

    Now he can invest in a brand new souped up drag walker.

  5. floratiotime says: Jul 17, 2013 6:24 PM

    Perhaps if we stopped coddling these guys and throwing free money at them they might become respectable citizens ?

  6. mail2bency says: Jul 17, 2013 7:16 PM

    How that man even fit into a sports car is well beyond my mental capacity…

  7. orivar says: Jul 17, 2013 7:20 PM

    How things can change when you have money.

  8. mustafa67 says: Jul 17, 2013 9:00 PM

    Drag racing is a legitimate, sanctioned sport. Peters was street racing…….badly.

  9. rcali says: Jul 17, 2013 9:39 PM

    There is a reason judges drive such nice cars and live in such nice houses.

  10. jonevans83 says: Jul 17, 2013 9:41 PM

    Everyone whining is such a hypocrite. Like you have never had any driving charges reduced in your life. haha If you don’t agree? post your info and we can look up your history real fast and call bs. 🙂

  11. msclemons67 says: Jul 18, 2013 12:18 AM

    The American legal system: All the Justice Money Can Buy!

  12. macjacmccoy says: Jul 18, 2013 3:15 AM

    Stop whining he didnt get special treatment. People reach similar plea deals all the time for municipal charges.

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