Eagles OL Jason Peters awarded $2 million in broken walker lawsuit

By John Breech | CBSSports.com

Philadelphia's Jason Peters was awarded $2 million in a lawsuit on Wednesday. (USATSI)
Philadelphia's Jason Peters was awarded $2 million in a lawsuit on Wednesday. (USATSI)

Philadelphia Eagles left tackle Jason Peters has been awarded $2 million in a lawsuit involving a broken walker, according to the Associated Press.

Peters, who ruptured his Achilles tendon in March 2012, was forced to use a rolling walker following surgery on his Achilles. Three weeks after the surgery, the rolling walker broke below the handlebar while Peters was using it.

The malfunction caused Peters to reinjure himself, and he was forced to undergo a second surgery on his Achilles. The second surgery made it impossible for Peters to return for the 2012 season.

According to Peters' lawyer, Michael Trunk, the Roll-A-Bout walker was designed to hold people weighing up to 500 pounds. Peters is listed at 340.

That wasn't the only good news on Wednesday for Peters. The five-time Pro Bowler also resolved his legal situation in Monroe, La. Peters was arrested in June for drag racing, but that charge was dropped to driving with improper equipment, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Peters paid a fine of $656.50. The case is officially closed, the Monroe district attorney's office told the Inquirer.

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