Eagles excuse Keelan Johnson from camp following assault charge

Friday July 25th, 2014

The Philadelphia Eagles have excused safety Keelan Johnson from training camp for an undetermined amount of time. Johnson was charged with assaulting a police officer, passively resisting arrest and disorderly conduct on July 21 after an altercation with police at a bar in Tempe, Arizona. 

According to KTAR, the court documents show Johnson was at a bar when an acquaintance was involved in a fight. Johnson allegedly shouted over the officers while they were arresting the acquaintance and was told to move back. After an officer made "directional contact" to Johnson's chest, he allegedly shoved the officer away and then would not lower his arms to be arrested. 

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Last season, in his rookie year with the Eagles, Johnson appeared in two games and recorded one tackle. 

- Alex Hampl 

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