Video footage of Barry Cofield's July arrest.
Former NFL defensive lineman Barry Cofield, who played for the New York Giants during their 2008 Super Bowl run, was at the center of an intense standoff with police last July, and today TMZ Sports has shared footage from the arrest.
"Get out of the car!" one officer screams ... "Get out of the car now! Get out of the car! Get out of the car or we'll shoot! Get out of the car now!"
According to reports, Cofield was arrested in Seminole County, Florida in the early hours of the morning on July 3 following a police chase. He was originally booked on charges of heroin possession, assaulting an officer, DUI, resisting arrest and fleeing from police, but he reached a plea deal and likely won't spend any time behind bars.
Police say that Cofield's car was stopped on an off ramp from at approximately 2:30 a.m., with Cofield "passed out" in the driver's seat. According to the arrest report (H/T USA Today), Cofield awoke after several minutes but decided to drive away instead of putting his car in park as instructed by officers on the scene.
Per USA Today:
"As a police car pursued with lights and sirens on, Cofield did not travel faster than the speed limit nor make "evasive maneuvers," according to the arrest report. But he did swerve between lanes and side-swiped a vehicle at an intersection, police said."
"Cofield's path was later blocked by a second police car, according to the arrest report, and he crashed into the passenger side of that vehicle before exiting his car and being handcuffed."
Upon being arrested, police discovered two bags of heroin in Cofield's pocket and say he reeked of alcohol. Cofield, 34, played in the NFL from 2006-2015 with the Giants and Washington Redskins.