Sunday, December 28, 2014

Keelan Johnson arrested in Arizona

Eagles safety Keelan Johnson has been arrested after an altercation in Arizona.

Keelan Johnson arrested in Arizona

Eagles safety Keelan Johnson. (Photo via Arizona Superior Court)
Eagles safety Keelan Johnson. (Photo via Arizona Superior Court)

Eagles safety Keelan Johnson was arrested early Saturday after an altercation in Tempe, Ariz.

Johnson, a second-year player out of Arizona State, has been charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct.

A probable cause statement says Johnson "violently pushed" an officer in the chest, causing him to strike his head against a tree. Police say Johnson appeared drunk and refused officers' orders.

The incident occured in Tempe, home of Arizona State's campus.

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Johnson played in two games for Philadelphia last season after being picked up from Miami, and he is looking to secure a spot on the squad for the upcoming season.

The Eagles organization has issued a response to the arrest:

“We are disappointed to learn of the arrest of Keelan Johnson this weekend in Arizona. We are still trying to learn all of the facts that led to his arrest. At this point it is a pending legal matter, and therefore, we will have no further comment.”

It was not known if Johnson had an attorney.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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