Things took a turn for the dangerous last July, during a confrontation between police and former NFL player Barry Cofield.
Video of the incident recently released by TMZ, shows the former defensive lineman in a tense struggle with police after he was pulled over for driving under the influence.
According to TMZ Sports:
It all went down last July when the former Super Bowl champion allegedly led cops on a wild police chase after they found him asleep at the wheel of his Cadillac Escalade around 2:40 AM.
You can see in the video the conclusion of the chase … where cops are so concerned with the way the 6’4″, 250-pounder was driving — they pulled out their guns and surrounded the car.
Cofield doesn’t comply … so cops attempt to physically break him out of the vehicle by beating in his window, with one officer yelling, “Get him out of that car!”
Cofield eventually opens the door as cops are smashing in the window … and he’s taken to the ground without incident.
When cops search the former defensive lineman … they find a wad of cash and a small baggie of what they later say was heroin.
Cofield was charged with several serious crimes resulting from the incident. Including DUI, assaulting a police officer, fleeing from the police, and heroin possession.
However, after reaching a deal with prosecutors, Cofield is unlikely to face any prison time, TMZ reports.
Cofield played for the New York Giants and Washington Redskins over his ten-year career. The former nose guard anchored the center of the Giants defensive line during their Super Bowl season in 2007.
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