Peters settles suit, has racing charges dropped

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Peters settles suit, has racing charges dropped
July 17, 2013, 10:45 am
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CSNPhilly.com/AP

Updated: 5:30 p.m.

What a day for Jason Peters.

Peters not only learned he will receive nearly $2 million as a result of the lawsuit he filed last year against a rolling walker company but also that the drag-racing charges from last month have been dropped.

First, the lawsuit.

In March of last year, the Eagles' left tackle reinjured his torn Achilles tendon when the Roll-A-Bout walker he was using broke only three weeks after his initial surgery.

Peters underwent a second surgery and missed the entire season. He is expected to be ready when training camp opens next week.

Lawyer Michael Trunk says the product was sold for patients weighing up to 500 pounds. Peters was listed at 340.

Lawyer Elizabeth Underwood, who represents the company, declined comment.

The suit was filed in federal court in Philadelphia.

Second, the arrest.

Peters on June 12 was charged with speeding and resisting an officer by flight in Monroe, La.

According to CSN's Derrick Gunn, via the District Attorney's office in Monroe, those charges were dismissed on June 20. Instead, he was charged with having improper equipment -- an after-market muffler.

Yeah.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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