Barry Cofield was found unconscious in the driver’s seat of a black Cadillac Escalade that was stopped on the off-ramp from eastbound Interstate 4 at West Lake Mary Boulevard, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies pursued the vehicle on Lake Mary Boulevard, trying to get the driver to stop. At Lake Mary Boulevard and International Parkway, investigators said the driver swiped a vehicle stopped at the intersection and kept going.
When they got to the Steeple Chase subdivision, one of the deputies tried to block the Escalade, but the man crashed into the side of it, according to a Sheriff’s Office arrest report.
Another deputy blocked the Escalade in the back, and as they started to try to break the driver’s side window, Cofield got out of the SUV, they said.
Deputies said Cofield’s breath smelled of alcohol, and his eyes were bloodshot. They said Cofield refused to take part in sobriety exercises or give a breath sample. Deputies also said they found two small, clear plastic bags with a red powdery substance in a pocket of his pants, which “presumptively field tested positive for heroin,” according to the arrest report.
Barry Cofield played 6 seasons with the New York Giants where he was a standup citizen. My man wouldn’t hurt a fly. All he wanted to do was plug up the offensive line and stop running backs. Occasionally sack a quarterback or two. Nothing too wild. Clocked in. Clocked out. Won a Super Bowl.
Then he signed with the corrupt Washinton Redskins in 2011 and it was all downhill from there. Something about putting that uniform on where you suddenly become a bad guy. That’s the only explanation for this.
Well it’s probably a combination of being a former Redskin and you know, heroin. Heroin tends to make a man behave um, differently. Heroin will make you lead the cops on a police chase through traffic in the middle of the day. But yea, being a Redskin doesn’t help.
If you’re a Giants fan, use this story as one more reason to love the gawd, Damon Harrison. He is the best defensive tackle in franchise history and we should appreciate him before he spends a weekend in DC and finds that sweet sweet heroin.
The Washington Redskins ruined Barry Cofield.