Cosey Coleman Arrested: Latest Details, Comments on Former Buccaneers OL

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Cosey Coleman Arrested: Latest Details, Comments on Former Buccaneers OL
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Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Cosey Coleman was arrested Monday and charged with battery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.  

Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reported both charges are felony counts and stem from a Jan. 11 incident during which Coleman was accused of punching a man in the face and knocking him to the ground.

An incident report filed about the alleged attack noted Coleman was escorted out of Ducky's in Tampa, Florida, after the encounter and proceeded to get a handgun from his car before being stopped by security, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

The former NFL player could no longer be found by the time police arrived at the scene, so a warrant was issued for his arrest. The report also noted he was arrested twice before, in 2002 and 2008, and he faced charges of domestic battery.

Coleman, 37, last played in the NFL during the 2006 season with the Browns. He appeared in 100 games, including 92 starts, across seven seasons after the Buccaneers selected him in the second round of the 2000 draft.

The guard won a BCS National Championship in college with Tennessee in 1998. He went on to win Super Bowl XXXVII with Tampa Bay at the end of the 2002 season.

The Tampa Bay Times noted Coleman was released from custody Monday after posting $15,000 bond. No further information about the case was immediately released.

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