Former NFL player Cofield enters plea in his case

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Former NFL player Barry Cofield was has entered a plea after being arrested last year on heroin and DUI charges. According to the USA Today, he pleaded no contest to the heroin charge and the DUI charge.

He will reportedly face 12 months on probation and six-months suspended driver’s license for the DUI charge. Cofield may have his heroin charge pushed to drug court, where it could be lessened or even dismissed should be complete a court-ordered program.

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He was also facing resisting arrest and attempting to elude law enforcement charges. However, with this plea, Cofield will probably have those charges dismissed.

Cofield was arrested by the authorities last July after he was allegedly passed out at a traffic light. After the authorities arrived at the scene, he allegedly tried to drive away, before crashing into a police car.

The 34-year-old Cleveland, Ohio native played 10 seasons in the NFL. He played his first six seasons with the first five seasons of his career with the New York Giants, before returning for his final season in 2015.

He also played four seasons with the Washington Redskins from 2011 through 2014.

In his career, he appeared in 138 games with 129 starts. He had 310 tackles, including 44 tackles for a loss, and 56 quarterback hits.

Cofield also had 19.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, and 25 pass deflections.

As a Giants player, he appeared in 82 games with 78 starts. He had 210 tackles, including 27 tackles for a loss, and 22 quarterback hits.

He had 10.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and 11 pass deflections.

During his time in Washington, he had 56 appearances with 51 starts. He also had 100 tackles, including 17 tackles for a loss, and 34 quarterback hits.

He had 9.0 sacks, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, and 14 pass deflections.

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