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Posted: June 12th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 44 Comments »

Jason Peters got arrested. That’s the bad news. The good news is that he wasn’t beating his wife and there weren’t drugs involved. Peters was busted for drag racing and then fleeing police.

Here’s the story.

I have no idea if this will lead to any kind of suspension. I certainly hope not. Peters doesn’t have a troublesome past so I don’t know that the Commissioner will feel the need to come down hard on him.

It’s funny, on the most recent H2H podcast I told Jimmy that any news between now and the start of camp was likely to be bad news. Very little that is good takes place in June or early July. Rookies signing contracts is about as good as it gets.  The problem for players is that they go home. They hang out with buddies or try to cut loose during the final break between now and February. Sometimes knucklehead behavior isn’t a big deal, other times it sure as heck is.

I hope somebody reminds Peters about what happened to Jerome Brown. There is just no reason for him to get in a car and go as fast as he can. I’ve walked away from multiple car accidents where I could have died. Cars are no joke.

I’m just happy Jason is in trouble and not in the hospital.

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Evan Mathis offered his thoughts on the QB situation.

“I haven’t been evaluating our quarterbacks because I’m focused on the offensive line, but I really don’t see the point of Chip Kelly naming a starting QB before camp,” Mathis told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

“This is an entirely new coaching staff with an entirely new offense, which isn’t even fully installed yet. It’s not rocket science; whoever the coaches feel will help the team the most will win the job after proving himself in training camp and preseason.”

We’d all love to know who the QB is from a curiosity standpoint, but this is a huge decision for Kelly and the franchise. I would much rather the decision be right than fast.

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  • Mitchell

    Come on man!! Although like you said at least it’s not like 99% of other NFL arrests, drugs and battery.

  • cliff henny

    com’on jason, that’s just god awful stupid. i did that crap in high school. but, it’s kinda cool he’s trolling around in a camaro. sure his is slightly better than my used one was, in high school in late ’80.

  • HipDaDip
  • barneygoogle

    Let’s see: Everyone is given a fresh start under Chip Kelly, and what happens?
    Vick is still insecure, DeSean is back in high school, and Peters, coming off a serious injury– is playing Steve McQueen in “Bullitt.”
    Now you know a little more as to why this team is a bunch of under-achievers. Big changes coming in 2014.

    • Telmert

      I agree that more changes will be coming next season as CK continues to transform the roster, but I don’t think Chip is the type to automatically drop guys who run into trouble. Seems like he looks at each situation individually – the best way to do it, IMO. On the one hand, he tossed Cliff Harris from the team at Oregon. On the other Isaac Remington was not cut when he was arrested for a DUI. He finished his OU career and followed Chip here. I don’t think any of the situations you mentioned are things they’re pleased about, but I don’t think any of them moves those guys to the future ex-Eagle list (yet).

      • barneygoogle

        Chip may need to get silicone implants and nurse some of these guys.
        Seriously, these are men, not college guys. Peters is 31 years old. Great example for Lane Johnson, huh.

        • illadelphia21

          Um…think you maybe wanna calm down a little there. Was it a stupid thing to do on Peter’s part, yes most definitely. However it’s not like it was the most egregious offense ever commited. He was out having some irresponsible fun. And the best kind of fun is always the irresponsible kind. All he needs to do is apologize to the organization, go to court, shut up and let his lawyer do the talking and he should be fine. I used to do that crap all the time when I actually had a car worth racing and when I was slightly a little less mature. Big boys w/ big boy toys. And once again it was extremely stupid of Peters to do this but people need to get off their morale high horse.

          As far as Vick and Jackson, give it a rest. From your past post you clearly have a dislike for both and are looking for/expecting the worse. Give it a rest. Mostly everyone’s been well behaved during ota’s causing a lot of fans to exaggerate any info coming from NovaCare that has the slightest hint of a negative connotation. Just let Chip handle his team and relax.
          Nothing to see hear…Move on.

          • Mac

            Here’s what I don’t get… Peter’s has a ton of money, and likes to drive fast. Why not just rent out a real drag strip and have fun with your buddies?

          • illadelphia21

            Yes he can do that and should. But this was most likely a spontaneous stop light kinda thing. You get challenged and you don’t back down. This in no uncertain terms makes it right. Yet it happens.

    • TommyLawlor

      C’mon. This is the NFL. This stuff happens to every team. Even the Pats have their share of guys doing knucklehead stuff.

      • planetx1971

        Sure does put chip in a bit of a picked though no? In the sense that he’s a rookie NFL coach that has to have the respect of these men. Now one of the most talented & respected members of the team just put him in a real rough spot. How harshly (or non) he deals with this is really going to be CLOSELY monitored by the rest of the team. I hate this happened & hate it more that it’s a player of Peters caliber.

      • barneygoogle

        Sure Vick and Jackson are just childish, but Peters is a real problem.
        Both of you are DEAD wrong here. I qualify that with—if the facts reported are true. That I will concede. [Note: I worked for years in the criminal justice system.]

        Peters fled police at speeds of up to 100mph. This is a felony offense, if charged–he could spend the entire season in prison! He also has a previous arrest record, as reported. A lot depends on the judge. And what is he doing to his teammates and coaches? This could take months to resolve. (Better hope Lurie will get an expensive lawyer to lie skillfully).

        The other side, the moral side, you quickly dismiss. Remember Jerome Brown, who killed his teenage nephew with his crazy driving? Peters got caught this time–what if he’s been doing this 50 times? Suppose Peters hit a car with 4 people in it doing that 100mph? — 5 Dead, that’s what. Suppose the cop chasing him crashes and gets killed? Does that matter to you at all?

        There are some things more important than damned football. Like the lives of human beings…illadelphia, what if that car at 100mph, hit a car with your family in it? Hey, “relax.”

        • aub32

          Ok guy you gotta calm down. Players with DUIs, which is a must worse offense and is dealt with far too much leniency in my opinion, don’t spend entire seasons in jail. So I doubt Peters will. Yes he could’ve hurt himself or others, but we don’t even know if there was anyone else on the road at that time of night / early morning. On a personal note, I’ve been arrested for speeding upwards of 100 miles when I was younger. I ended up paying a fine and not even having to appear in court, and I don’t have near the resources Peters has. It was stupid, but people with lots of money and time tend to be a little reckless at times. It will blow over long before camp starts and will be forgotten by the time we get some real football if there are no further incidents.

          • barneygoogle

            This isn’t about drag racing–it’s allegedly about resisting arrest and leading a police officer on a dangerous chase. Can’t you get that?
            The criminal justice system does not laugh at this stuff.
            Is Peters going to screw-up another season for the o-line? Maybe we could get Matt Barkley to mentor him, and teach him how to be a professional.

          • illadelphia21

            You don’t even know how long he eluded police for so stop w/ your ‘dangerous chase’ stuff. It could have been he didn’t pull over right away, which I have done cause I wouldn’t pull over for a southern cop on a dark stretch of road so I went to the nearest lighted area, or it could have been for miles. The report didn’t say.

        • illadelphia21

          Woulda, coulda, shoulda. Already said it’s a stupid thing to do. So I’m not condoning it. And yes this is most likely not his first time racing and/or speeding. He could have killed himself or somebody else yet he didn’t so I’ll just focus on the facts at hand instead of circumstances that never happened at all.

          Yes he does have a previous arrest record, for having loud music blaring from his car system…Oh My God, someone lock this thug up and throw away the key, he’s clearly a detriment to society and is irredeemable!!!

          I did majority of my “racing” down south and got busted the same way Peters did so I know a little bout southern justice and trust me if he were anywhere on the east coast getting arrested for this crap he would definitely be in a worse situation. Still as you say, the judge does play a big part. Hopefully for Peters and the Eagles sake he’ll get a judge that is not trying to make an example of him.

          I’m pretty sure Peters can afford his own lawyer so doesn’t need a hand out from Lurie…getting a real base vibe off of the connotation of this statement and your previous statements about other certain players!!!

          Do you know Peters personally? If not then what the hell do you know about what type of a man he is! Maybe he does need to be a better man maybe he’s a pretty good man as it stands, I couldn’t tell you one way or the other just as I’m pretty sure you can’t do the same. So take that BS somewhere else. And as far as chip playing cop, well this would be his 1st time in that role so hardly think he could use a ‘break’ yet. Lol. These are the Eagles we’re talking about…our last big arrest report before this was Dion Lewis and the infamous fire drill scenario. Our players pretty much stay out of trouble and if and when they do get into trouble it’s nothing real major.

          If it was my family that died, in this fantasy world your creating, well let’s just say that my answer to that wouldn’t be the most lawful one. My relax comment was more in relation to the Vick and DJax comments you made, hence why it was in the paragraph that started w/, “As far as Vick and Jackson…”

          • barneygoogle

            If you are threatening me, you have a big problem ahead of you.

          • illadelphia21

            Then perhaps you should stop posting outlandish, biased, bullshit about stuff you clearly no nothing about and stop trying to make up hypotheticals to fit your argument while disregarding the facts…Okay??? BTW, I wear thongs so my panties don’t get bunched. Lol. You are absolutely ridiculous.

  • Lukekelly65

    I Understand pro athletes are held to a very high stander. they make an amazing amount of money so alot is expected out of them which again is understandable. also Peters is a Vet who should be leading this team and showing the young players how to handle your time off..what he did he dumb..very dumb but we have all made mistakes me especially and i think Chip Kelly has as well i think he will consider that in this situation. Jason Peters is no Cliff Harris, i do think chip will have a long and serious talk with JP on this issue but i think that will be the end of it.. I expect Chip to handle this in house and by the first game of the season Peters will be pancaking DE’s and all will be forgotten

    • TommyLawlor

      I have never made a mistake. No matter what kind of pictures Jimmy Bama shows you, I am innocent.

      • Lukekelly65

        I’m not sure Tommy some of those pictures of Megan Fox making you PBR slushies look awfully convincing if you ask me….

    • barneygoogle

      Suppose he’s in jail or on probation?

      • Lukekelly65

        That would be the worst case by far i have no clue what the punishment is for the two crimes he committed i do understand that running away from the cops is a serious charge so there is a chance he could be facing serious legal trouble..im just holding on hope that he doesnt, also im hoping the league doesnt suspend him for any regular season games due to this i guess well just have to wait and see

  • SteveH

    So on the way home from school tonight I listen to the new podcast and Tommy mentions that the worst that could happen is injuries or arrests… naturally the first thing I see when I load up Igglesblitz is that Peters has been arrested. Nice going big guy.

    • GEagle

      atleast we dodged the victor butler acl bullet….Hopefully Lurie sits JP down and makes him watch the Reggie/Jerome video. That video perfectly depicted how big off a loss Jerome was to this city. We all know this the time of year that players do dumb ish and get arrested. Just please dont kill/hurt yourself or anyone else in the process. You want to get arrested? smoke some weed, play your little music too loud, get caught in a brothel during a raid,…Just please dont risk your health and the health of innocent people….wonder if he didnt pull over because he needed to get rid of something first?

  • xlGmanlx

    Dumb? Yes, but so would be cutting or trading Peters.

    “but I really don’t see the point of Chip Kelly naming a starting QB before camp,” Mathis told The Associated Press on Wednesday – Weav, time to zip your lip.

    • GEagle

      Unless a new coach is coming to a team with a $100 million dollar QB, I dont even understand how a coach could ever name a starter until he ever see’s his players practice a single day with pads on..
      ..
      Gotta Love Evan Mathis. Easily one of the best signings of the Andy Reid era

      • Mac

        *Howie Roseman era… before he was in charge of things, but he was the one who was scanning the horizon for bits and pieces to make the team better.

  • GEagle

    welcome to an NFL summer….did we think we were special? someone was going to get arrested. hopefully it ends here

  • GEagle

    Im getting real antsy waiting to see the roster cuts. We will find out alot about Chip kelly from the cuts. I wonder if there will be a player cut that we dont see coming? Wonder if Kelly will want to immediately rule with an iron fist and get rid of precieved cancers, or will he give the talented players a year to really get to know these guys and start removing the cancerous cells next offseason?
    ..
    Really hoping someone of value gets cut by another team and we add atleast 1 more defensive player that we can count on to add to the 2013 rotation

    • Lukekelly65

      I dont really know which Vets would be considered a Cancer? i know we heard about D jax being upset with running with the twos but he talked to Chip and things seem to be better now..i cant seem to think of any other players really causing a stir..even a player like Brent Cleck seems to be totally on board with chip and we signed and drafted two players at his position that may be better fits for Kellys offense overall… If there are players on the roster now that are really cancers to the team i would expect them to be fringe players anyway so them getting cut wont be that shocking but i could be totally wrong here… Chip could end up making me look stupid by cutting a big name Vet i guess after training camp well all see

      • GEagle

        Cancer is too strong of a word. Poor choice on my part. I don’t know that we have Cancers, what I do know, is our best plays don’t provide the leadership I would like them to. Vick, JP,Desean,Shady all leave something to be desired when it comes to leadership. JP is the best player on our Roster, and a monstor of a man, he should be policing the hell out of the locker room, bend Deseans tiny ass over his lap, and give him a spanking everytime He acts a fool. When Vick starts complaining. Peters should grab him by his ankle, hold him upside down, and shake him down for quarters for the soda machine…unfortunately, you can’t lead, you can’t set an example, you can’t police if you are getting arrested a week after OTAs break..
        ..
        Please don’t take this as an over reaction. I’m not ready to move away from any f those players except the QB lol..but If I’m being honest with myself, I do not like the charechter of our best players, and that’s a very serious problem for a team really trying to cultivate a strong lockeroom and successful culture. it’s worrisome to me

  • MediaMike

    The fleeing charge is almost 100% pure BS. Often law enforcement gets a bad attitude about having to actually catch up to somebody driving that fast and gratuitously slaps that charge on top of speeding. It wasn’t like Peters was leading them on a 40 chase down the interstate.

    • barneygoogle

      How could you possibly know that?

  • Greg

    > Peters was busted for drag racing and then fleeing police.

    Chip Kelly has some really weird practice methods.

  • TheRogerPodacter

    drag racing? eh, not too big of a problem.
    fleeing from police?? uh oh…

  • CrackSammich

    In all fairness, it matters more to Jackson who the quarterback is than it does to Mathis.

    • D3FB

      How so? The difference between pass protecting for Vick vs. for Foles or even Barkley are monumentally different.

  • Reader Dan

    Umm, this is a pretty big deal. People who run from the cops usually go to jail. Also people who drag race like this end up getting people killed – it’s not really all that unusual for that to happen. If he got busted for drugs it would be a lot better.

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