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Keelan Johnson of the Eagles was charged with shoving a cop

Keelan Johnson #10 in action with the Arizona State Sun Devils
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Keelan Johnson of the Philadelphia Eagles has run into some trouble with the police. Johnson was charged with shoving a cop who was investigating a bar brawl in Arizona reported Fox News on July 21, 2014. Authorities in Arizona say Johnson pushed a police officer who was investigating a fight in a bar.

Arizona officials have said Johnson, who is a first-year safety with the Eagles, was arrested early on Saturday after a confrontation with police officers outside a bar in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe. This is where Arizona State University is located. Johnson played in 49 games for Arizona State University.

In a statement from the police it is alleged the police officer was pushed violently by Johnson which caused him to strike his head against a tree. According to the police Johnson appeared drunk and refused to take orders from the police. Johnson has been charged with aggravated assault of a police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

Arizona police said Johnson was standing in front of a bar at 2 a.m. after someone he knew was involved in a fight reports NBC Sports. When the police moved in to detain Johnson’s acquaintance Johnson shouted at the cops. The police say when they told Johnson to step back and than a cop tried to move him back Johnson shoved the officer and a scuffle resulted. Johnson was apparently intoxicated. Hopefully Johnson will be able to work out this legal problem of shoving a cop who appears to have shoved him first and get back to playing ball soon.