To say things aren’t looking good for Philadelphia Eagles second year safety Keelan Johnson may be an understatement at this moment. Late Friday morning he was arrested outside a restaurant after a tussle broke out inside. Once the fight moved to the street he reportedly shoved an officer causing him to hit his head on a tree.
According to a police report obtained by the NFL Media from the Tempe Police Department Johnson is facing charges of aggravated assault of a uniformed police officer, resisting arrest (passive resistance) and disorderly conduct.
Johnson was moving in the right direction on the Eagles squad. He was signed as a free agent by the Miami Dolphins in 2013. Last September he was signed by the Eagles for the practice squad and in December was activated to the active roster and played two games.
His contribution was small, he only recorded one tackle but to go from the practice squad to active roster in three months proves he had what it took to make it at the pro level. Unfortunately with Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly’s high standard of character this could spell trouble for the young man.