Report: Eagles S Keelan Johnson charged with assaulting police officer
Eagles safety Keelan Johnson was arrested last Friday and now faces three charges.
The 24-year-old Johnson, who was undrafted out of Arizona State and played two games last season in Philadelphia, was in front of Zuma Grill about 2 a.m. when his acquaintance was involved in a physical incident. That acquaintance was detained by police while Johnson allegedly shouted over the officers.
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Johnson was told to step back multiple times and was given a "directional contact" to the chest. Johnson then allegedly shoved an officer. A brief scuffle followed, in which Johnson refused to lower his arms for arrest.
Johnson waived his Miranda rights and informed police he shoved the officer because he felt the officer didn't have a right to order him around and physically attempt to move him.
Along with allegedly assaulting a police officer, Johnson also was charged with passively resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
After he was promoted from the practice squad late last season, Johnson recorded one tackle in those two games.
As for the Eagles response ...
#Eagles statement on Keelan Johnson's reported arrest: “We are disappointed ... We are still trying to learn all of the facts."— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) July 21, 2014
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