Former NFL defensive lineman Barry Cofield, who performed for the New York Giants throughout their 2008 Super Bowl run, was on the middle of an intense standoff with police final July, and at the moment TMZ Sports has shared footage from the arrest.
“Get out of the automobile!” one officer screams … “Get out of the automobile now! Get out of the automobile! Get out of the automobile or we’ll shoot! Get out of the automobile now!”
According to reports, Cofield was arrested in Seminole County, Florida within the early hours of the morning on July three following a police chase. He was initially booked on fees of heroin possession, assaulting an officer, DUI, resisting arrest and fleeing from police, however he reached a plea deal and seemingly will not spend any time behind bars.
Police say that Cofield’s automobile was stopped on an off ramp from at roughly 2:30 a.m., with Cofield “handed out” within the driver’s seat. According to the arrest report (H/T USA Today), Cofield awoke after a number of minutes however determined to drive away as an alternative of placing his automobile in park as instructed by officers on the scene.
Per USA Today:
“As a police automobile pursued with lights and sirens on, Cofield didn’t journey quicker than the pace restrict nor make “evasive maneuvers,” based on the arrest report. But he did swerve between lanes and side-swiped a car at an intersection, police stated.”
“Cofield’s path was later blocked by a second police automobile, based on the arrest report, and he crashed into the passenger facet of that car earlier than exiting his automobile and being handcuffed.”
Upon being arrested, police found two baggage of heroin in Cofield’s pocket and say he reeked of alcohol. Cofield, 34, performed within the NFL from 2006-2015 with the Giants and Washington Redskins.