Former NFL player Cosey Coleman charged with assault

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Former NFL offensive lineman Cosey Coleman has been arrested after authorities say he struck another man and tried to point a gun at him.

Tampa police say officers arrested 37-year-old Coleman at his home Monday morning. Jail records show he was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and battery. He was later released on $15,000 bail.

An incident report says Coleman knocked a man to the ground Jan. 11 at Ducky's Sports Lounge. After being escorted outside, police say, Coleman retrieved a handgun and attempted to point it at the other man, but security stopped him. When police arrived, Coleman was gone.

Coleman was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2000. He played five seasons there and two with the Cleveland Browns.

A telephone listing for Coleman was no longer working, and jail records didn't list an attorney.