A former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player was arrested Monday morning on charges stemming from an incident in January.
According to Tampa Police, Cosey Coleman, 37, was arrested at 11:30 a.m. at a home in Tampa. Coleman was an offensive lineman for the Bucs from 2000-2004.
A warrant was originally issued for Coleman’s arrest on Jan. 11, after he was allegedly involved in an altercation at Ducky’s Sports Lounge. While inside the bar, Coleman is accused of hitting a 40-year-old Tampa man in the face, knocking him to the ground. He was then escorted out by security.
When Coleman spotted the man leaving the bar, he allegedly grabbed a handgun from his car in the bar’s parking lot and began to raise his arm as if to point it at the man. Security grabbed him and prevented him from pointing or firing the weapon.
When authorities reached the scene of the alleged incident, Coleman was not present, and police issued the arrest warrant.
Police charged Coleman with two felony counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and battery. He was released later Monday on a $15,000 bond.
Coleman played a total of seven seasons in the NFL, five with the Bucs. He finished his career in 2006 for the Cleveland Browns.
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