Eagles’ Jason Peters arrested for drag racing, fleeing police

AP

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.

95 responses to “Eagles’ Jason Peters arrested for drag racing, fleeing police

  1. 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?

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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!!!

  5. 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.

  6. 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?
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    Depends whether or not Mara thinks Lane Johnson can step in at left tackle right away.

  7. “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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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

  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?
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    Same division as the Giants. I think that tells you what you need to know.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

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

  14. 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

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

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

  18. 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!

  19. 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.

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

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

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

  24. 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…..

  25. 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.

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

  26. 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.

  27. 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…..
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    WRONG!!! They made him our starting RIGHT tackle. Oh the un-informed.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

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