Eagles safety Keelan Johnson was arrested early Friday morning for his involvement in a bar fight in Tempe, Arizona, and charged with assaulting a police officer, passively resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. according to Arizona TV station KTAR.
“We are disappointed to learn of the arrest of Keelan Johnson this past weekend in Arizona,” said the Eagles through a statement. “We are still trying to learn all of the facts that led to his arrest. At this point, it’s a pending legal matter and therefore, we will have no further comment.”
KTAR provided the following details of the alleged incident:
Court documents said Keelan Johnson was standing in front of Zuma Grill just after 2 a.m. after an acquaintance was involved in a bar fight. Johnson was allegedly shouting over officers, who were detaining the acquaintance.
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.
Johnson was signed to the Eagles practice squad prior to the start of last season and promoted to the active roster in December.