Last we heard of Philadelphia Eagles’ left tackle Jason Peters, he was claiming he would retire if he couldn’t play like he used to after missing an entire season due to a torn ACL.
Now, according to USA Today, Peters has been arrested for drag racing and attempting to flee from the police.
Here’s the story of what happened, according to USA Today.
According to the arrest affidavit, Deputy L. Deal observed a white Camaro and blue sedan at the red light of U.S. 165 North and Central Street around 4:45 a.m.
When the traffic light turned green, the Camaro and sedan accelerated at a high rate of speed and appeared to be racing.
The deputy activated the emergency lights and attempted to pull over the vehicles. The sedan immediately pulled over to the shoulder of the roadway, but the Camaro, driven by Peters, accelerated to an extreme high rate of speed and exited U.S. 165 North and proceeded eastbound on Interstate 20, the affadavit said.
The Camaro exceeded speeds of 100 mph while the deputy was in pursuit. The Camaro then exited Interstate 20 and stopped in shopping center parking lot, police said.
If the police report is true, this shines a big light of Peter’s judgement. It is not that Peters thought he was in The Fast and the Furious, it is the fact the he tried to get away that is the most troubling. It is the 21st century; everyone by now has seen the show Cops and should know that once the police has focused on you, there is not much you can do to get away.
This marks the second time that Peters was arrested since 2011. That time he was arrested for disturbing the peace. Considering this isn’t his first offense, expect the league, or at a minimum the team, to fine Peters for his stupidity.