Eagles safety Keelan Johnson charged with shoving Arizona officer
Eagles safety Keelan Johnson is facing multiple charges in Arizona.
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A Philadelphia Eagles player is facing charges in Arizona after authorities say he pushed a police officer investigating a bar brawl.
Officials said Keelan Johnson, a first-year safety, was arrested early Saturday following a confrontation with officers outside a bar in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe, home of Arizona State University. Johnson played in 49 games for the school.
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.
He has been charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
Eagles spokesman Derak Boyko said the team is disappointed in Johnson's arrest but is still trying to gather the facts.