Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Jason Peters was arrested early Wednesday morning for illegal street racing and resisting arrest by flight, according to an arrest affidavit obtained and reported by USA Today. The arrest was made in Monroe, Louisiana.
The arrest affidavit cited that Peters was seen in a white Chevrolet Camaro next to a blue sedan at a red light around 4:45 a.m. Both cars accelerated to high rates of speed as the light turned green.
When an officer attempted to pull over both cars, the sedan stopped immediately while Peters fled. After a short chase exceeding 100 mph on the highway, Peters stopped in a parking lot and was arrested.
This is the second time Peters has been arrest in two years. Both arrests were made in Louisiana. In March 2011, Peters was arrested for disturbing the peace while at a Rick Ross concert.
In a response to Peters' arrest, the Eagles released the following statement:
"We are aware of the reports that Jason Peters was arrested this morning in Louisiana. 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."
This isn't the first time head coach Chip Kelly has dealt with players getting arrested as he had multiple players get arrested during his time with the Oregon Ducks. With this being Peters' second arrest, any disciplinary action, if taken by the Eagles, should not come as a surprise.
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