Originally written on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle and five-time Pro Bowler Jason Peters was arrested in Monroe, Louisiana early Wednesday morning after reportedly drag racing and resisting a police officer by flight, reported NFL.com. 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. The officer observed the two cars at a stop light before they took off in a way that made him believe they were racing. The cop tried to pull over both cars, but while one pulled over, the car Peters was driving took off. The Camaro that Peters was driving hit speeds of up to 100 miles per hour before finally pulling over in the parking lot of a shopping complex. Peters was asked to exit the vehicle, which he did. He was then cuffed, arrested, and taken to the station where he was booked, according to NFL.com. "We are aware of the reports that Jason Peters was arrested this morning in Louisiana," the Eagles said in a statement obtained by The Associated Press. "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." Peters, a five-time Pro Bowl pick, signed with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2004. The Eagles traded a 2009 first-round draft pick to acquire Peters from the Bills during the 2009 offseason. He missed all of the 2012 season with a ruptured Achilles tendon, but he has been fully cleared for participation in Eagles practices this offseason. One question surrounding the return of the Eagles tackle from injury was if Peters would be able to regain the speed that made him one of the elite tackles in the league. If this run-in with the law is any indication, at least Peters' gas pedal foot sounds OK.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Michael Sam: 'I'm not the only gay person in the NFL'

More international NFL games could be on the horizon

Tyler Ulis on West Virginia: We wanted to crush their spirit

Former No. 1 pick Brady Aiken undergoes Tommy John surgery

Ortiz: 'Nobody in MLB history' tested for PEDs more than me

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Sam Dekker scores career high after Aaron Rodgers' challenge

Brey Day: Notre Dame’s coach makes first Elite Eight after a vintage performance

Ronda Rousey on having kids: 'I'm an ovarian goldmine'

Pedro Martinez: Rose should be allowed in Hall of Fame

Pablo Sandoval 'cut things off at the root' with Giants

Scott Boras taking shots at Cubs' history over Kris Bryant

Ranking the NBA's hottest coaching seats

The beginning of the end for Notre Dame

An identity in flux: Harden and the collective consciousness

LeBron James makes Fortune’s list of 50 greatest world leaders

Five under-the-radar National League MVP candidates

Five bizarre NFL offseason moves that don't add up

Texas to Rick Barnes: Change your staff or you will be fired

First 'National Fantasy Football Convention' to star Tony Romo

Teams that don't deserve to win Connor McDavid Sweepstakes

How a basketball-themed art exhibit changed perceptions

Bucs admit they’ve been getting calls about Mike Glennon

The last Expo standing

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Hottest coaching seats in NBA

Under-the-radar NL MVP candidates

Notre Dame’s coach makes first Elite Eight

The last Expo standing

Five under-the-radar AL MVP candidates

Michigan sent recruit's GF a letter

MLB teams that could disappoint

25 years ago, the best Sweet 16 of all time was pure madness

The 2015 bad quarterback carousel

17 facts to know before the Sweet 16

Agent: Sam was horrible at veteran combine

Keeping judo ‘pure’ in Europe means keeping MMA out

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.