Back in July 2018, former Super Bowl champion Barry Cofield allegedly led cops on a wild police chase after they found him asleep at the wheel of his Cadillac Escalade in the wee hours of the morning.
TMZ now has possession of the dramatic police body cam footage showing the arrest of the former NFL defensive lineman and it shows just how close he came to being shot during this process.
“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.”
Once cops got the opportunity to search his vehicle, they discovered a bunch of cash and a baggie they would later confirm to contain heroin.
“Cofield was hit with several severe charges from the altercation, including heroin possession, assaulting an officer, DUI, resisting arrest and fleeing from police.
But, Barry was able to get a great deal from prosecutors last week … and after pleading no contest to just heroin possession and DUI causing damage or injury — he likely won’t spend any time behind bars.”
Cofield played in his last NFL game in 2015, after returning to the Giants.