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Ex-Buc Cosey Coleman arrested on felony assault, battery charges



Cosey Coleman, a starting guard on the Bucs' 2002 Super Bowl championship team, was arrested Monday morning in Tampa and charged with felony counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and battery.

Coleman, 37, was released Monday on $15,000 bond after being arrested at a Tampa residence at 11:30 a.m.; he had previous arrests on charges of domestic battery in 2002 and 2008. According to Tampa police, Monday's arrest came from a warrant issued after a Jan. 11 incident at Ducky's in Tampa, where Coleman was accused of punching a man in the face, knocking him to the ground. After he was escorted outside, Coleman retrieved a handgun from his car, "cocked it" and "began to raise it in the direction of the victim" from 15 feet away when he was grabbed by security, according to the incident report. Coleman could not be located when police had arrived on the scene.

Coleman played the first five of his seven NFL seasons with the Bucs and the final two with the Browns before his career ended in 2006 with 92 starts. He was one of several Bucs players at One Buc Place last month as former teammate John Lynch was announced as the next member of the team's Ring of Honor.

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 10:02am]


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