Philadelphia Eagles Jason Peters arrested and charged for resisting arrest

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Philadelphia Eagles Jason Peters arrested and charged for resisting arrest

Jason Peters, offensive lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles, was arrested and charged on Saturday for disturbing the peace and resisting arrest after police pulled him over in Shreveport, Louisiana, according to a local newspaper.

Shreveport police department Sergeant Bill Goodin said to reporters that the 29-year-old offensive lineman was playing very loud music from his car. After police pulled him over and approached his vehicle, Peters blatantly refused to provide identification to the arresting officers. Peters was released on Bond later the same day.

Peters went undrafted in the 2004 National Football League (NFL) Draft out of the University of Arkansas and was later signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent. He started off on special teams and was also learning to play offensive tackle at the time. He signed a $15 million contract valid for five years with the Bills in 2006. He started as right tackle in 2007 and saw his best season at the time. Peters had an incredible season with the Bills that year and it came as no surprise that he was selected to the Pro Bowl as starting left tackle for the American Football Conference (AFC) team.

His time with the Bills started coming to a close after he refused to attend any of the teams’ offseason workouts and minicamps because he was unhappy with his contract. Peters was upset that he was the only Pro Bowl offensive lineman on the team but was the third-highest paid offensive lineman.

After the preseason games, Peters gave in and came back to the Bills, being fined $560,000 for missing the offseason. He had a below-average season in 2008 and it came as a big surprise that he was selected to the Pro Bowl again that year. He tied for the worst statistics for a left tackle in the NFL after allowing 11.5 sacks.

The Bills then traded Peters to the Eagles for their 28th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, 121st overall in the 2009 NFL Draft and a sixth round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. The Eagles signed Peters to a six-year, $60 million contract in 2009, which will be valid until the end of the 2014 season.

He was selected to start for the National Football Conference (NFC) Pro Bowl team in both 2010 and 2011 and was also selected to the second team All-Pro in 2010. Eagles head coach Andy Reid said that "Jason Peters is the best left tackle in football. He is a powerful and athletic tackle and I have admired his play over the last few years on film."

This year, Peters started in all 13 games that he played in and also started in the Eagles’ loss to the Green Bay Packers in the Wild Card round of the playoffs. 

 

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