Posted July 17, 2013

Eagles’ Jason Peters awarded nearly $2M in rolling walker lawsuit

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Eagles left tackle Jason Peters won a lawsuit over a broken walker. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Eagles left tackle Jason Peters won a lawsuit over a broken walker. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Eagles five-time Pro Bowler Jason Peters will be awarded nearly $2 million after winning a lawsuit in which he claims a rolling walker that he used last year to recover from a ruptured Achilles tendon had fallen apart, exacerbating his injury and cost him all of last season.

According to the Associated Press, the six-foot-four, 340 pound left tackle was using the Roll-A-Bout knee walker in March 2012 when it broke below the handlebar. The lawsuit, which was filed in a federal court in Philadelphia, said the incident occurred three weeks after Peters’ initial surgery, according to the AP report, and forced him into a second operation that ruled him out for all of last season.

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Peter’s attorney, Michael Trunk, said the product was sold for patients weighing up to 500 pounds. Elizabeth Underwood, a lawyer who represents the company, declined to comment when the AP tried to reach her on Wednesday.

Peters, who was arrested last month for drag racing and resisting a police officer in Louisiana, said he looks forward to moving past the lawsuit and wants to focus on getting ready for next season.

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5 comments
Washheightsboy
Washheightsboy

340 is his in season weight.  After he slims down. There's something wrong when someone is that big yet still fairly athletic.

ballinlikeai
ballinlikeai

Crazy to think this guy played TE in college.

WayneWaterman
WayneWaterman

Yes you would need some assistance if you we're trying to arrest him.