Former NFL defensive lineman Barry Cofield, who performed for the New York Giants throughout their 2008 Super Bowl run, has reportedly pled not responsible to all prices stemming from his July arrest.
According to reports, Cofield was arrested in Seminole County, Florida within the early hours of the morning on July three following a police chase. Cofield was initially booked on prices of heroin possession, assaulting an officer, DUI, resisting arrest and fleeing from police – however the prices have since been lowered to heroin possession and DUI inflicting harm or damage, in line with TMZ.
If convicted, he faces as much as 5 years in jail.
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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 sooner than the velocity restrict nor make “evasive maneuvers,” in line with the arrest report. But he did swerve between lanes and side-swiped a automobile at an intersection, police stated.”
“Cofield’s path was later blocked by a second police automobile, in line with the arrest report, and he crashed into the passenger facet of that automobile earlier than exiting his automobile and being handcuffed.”
Upon being arrested, police found two luggage 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.