Super Bowl Champ Arrested After Ramming Police Car

Super Bowl champion Barry Cofield was arrested for assaulting an officer and heroin possession.

Lake Mary, FL – National Football League (NFL) Super Bowl champion Barry Cofield was arrested for assaulting a police officer and heroin possession, after he led officers on a pursuit and rammed into a patrol vehicle.

Police discovered Cofield, 34, passed out behind the wheel of his Cadillac Escalade at a stop light near Lake Mary Boulevard and Interstate 4 at approximately 2:30 a.m. on July 3, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

The traffic light cycled several times as Cofield sat with his foot on the brake, but the defensive lineman didn’t move his vehicle.

The officers tried unsuccessfully to wake him for several minutes, so one of the officers started to move his patrol vehicle in front of the Escalade.

Cofield suddenly accelerated through the intersection, and drove off with police following close behind.

He did not exceed the speed limit during the pursuit that ensued, but was swerving between lanes and side-swiped a vehicle near International Parkway and Lake Mary Boulevard, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

Officers eventually stopped the free agent’s vehicle near a housing subdivision, and Cofield rammed into a Seminole County deputy’s patrol vehicle as it positioned to block his escape.

He initially refused commands to exit his vehicle, so one of the officers shattered his window. Cofield then opened the door and was placed into handcuffs.

Two small bags containing a red, powdery substance were removed from Cofield’s pocket, police said.

The substance tested positive for heroin.

Cofield appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, but refused to submit to substance testing, Sports Illustrated reported.

He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer, resisting a law enforcement officer without violence, possession of heroin, and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. He was released from jail later the same morning.

Cofield played ten NFL seasons with the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants, including the Giants’ 2008 Super Bowl victory.

He last played a game in 2015, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

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Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

Typical.

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

NFL - POS

Da$
Da$

Was he kneeling? If so, you can't arest him.

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

Another over paid thug that probably took a knee because he is oppressed at law enforcement. It amazes me they commit these crimes but law enforcement is at fault makes no sense. Thugs!!!!

LEO0301
LEO0301

It must have been his CTE that caused him to go out and buy heroin, get drunk, flee the police, and ram into a patrol car, said his Attorney Malcom X.

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

Overpaid, pampered, prima donna...........so let's get the National Felons League to fold.

dsmarine
dsmarine

What is an NFL?

dsmarine
dsmarine

At his size he will be a king in prison! National Felons League!

JusticeforAll
JusticeforAll

These guys have it so good and they don't care that our youth look up to them. They have a responsibility to be good role models and the NFL lets them get away with "unworthy" behavior. You have to be MORE than a fast runner, MORE than a big guy that blocks other big guys, MORE than an arm. We expect you all to be MORE.

AZBIGDOG
AZBIGDOG

I expect nothing from the national felon league participants, they have shown their willingness to disrespect the United States by failing to honor the Flag, the National Anthem and the Veterans and Officers of the USA.

cspcapt
cspcapt

another kneeler

FSchloss
FSchloss

Super Bowl Champ? More like Superbowl Chump. I wonder if the arresting officers were trained in recognizing those under the influence of opiates?

61mouse
61mouse

Must want back in the National felon league so he went out and committed a felony so he can meet the requirements

drronmartinelli
drronmartinelli

How the H do you "refuse" an influence test when you commit multiple felonies?! You get a writ, hold em down and TAKE one! What are these Fl cops thinking? Are there TWO sets of justice in FL?

LEO0301
LEO0301

@drronmartinelli - you used to be able to do that but the courts ruled you can no longer force someone to submit.

LaneysSis
LaneysSis

Want some interesting stats on arrests in NFL? Go to

LEO0301
LEO0301

@LaneysSis - wow, I'm surprised there's enough players left to field a team.

gdmn2find8
gdmn2find8

Hmmm, not likely to be pardoned by President Trump anytime soon. I am very glad that the officers involved were not seriously hurt.