Chip Kelly values speed and quickness in his offenses. The Eagles Pro Bowl eft tackle Jason Peters may have gotten himself into trouble by taking that philosophy to heart in his real life. Peters' arrest is another example of the lengths that athletes go to find that adrenaline rush in the offseason. Early Wednesday morning, Peters was arrested in Monroe, La. for drag racing, but compounded matters by trying to elude a pursuing officer.
Deputy L. Deal said he saw a white Camaro and blue sedan waiting at the same red light at 4:45 a.m. CT and that the cars began racing once the light turned green, according to the arrest affidavit first obtained by The News-Star. After the deputy activated the emergency lights, the Camaro, driven by Peters, allegedly sped away while the blue sedan immediately pulled over. The affidavit said the Camaro was clocked at speeds of 100-mph-plus during the deputy's pursuit.
The police said Peters' Camaro later exited the highway and pulled over into a shopping-center parking lot. The deputy instructed Peters to step out of his vehicle, which he did. Peters then was arrested and booked at Ouachita Correctional Center. He was released on bond at approximately 7:45 a.m. CT on Wednesday. The amount of the bond wasn't disclosed.
"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."