The NFL is reportedly investigating allegations that Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford pushed multiple police officers during an incident at the Coyote Ugly Saloon in Panama City Beach, Florida, on Friday.
According to TMZ Sports, NFL investigators visited the bar in an attempt to obtain surveillance video from the night in question. TMZ Sports posted video of the fight on Wednesday:
TMZ Sports previously reported that Crawford was one of eight to 10 people engaged in a bloody brawl at the Florida bar, which resulted in a bar employee suffering a broken foot.
Witnesses told TMZ Sports that Crawford “bull rushed his way through two cops and aggressively put his hands on two officers” while they were attempting to make an arrest. Crawford was not arrested, and he has not been charged with any crimes.
TMZ Sports noted that the police report states the bar does have surveillance, but there were blind spots that resulted in “key moments” of the fight being missed.
The 29-year-old Crawford is set to enter his seventh NFL season, all of which have been spent with the Cowboys. The 2012 third-round pick out of Boise State enjoyed a productive season in 2018 with 34 tackles and a career-best 5.5 sacks in 15 regular-season games.
Crawford is expected to play a big role in Dallas’ defense again next season as a starting defensive tackle, but he could face a suspension from the NFL under its personal conduct policy.
Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford allegedly shoved two police officers during an incident at a Florida bar on Friday, according to TMZ Sports.
Per the report, the 6’4″, 290-pound lineman had to be restrained after he allegedly “aggressively put his hands” on a pair of officers who were making an arrest following a brawl involving eight to 10 people.
Per the report, Crawford and his associates got into an altercation with the Coyote Ugly Saloon staff in Panama City, Florida, last week. The brawl resulted in multiple injuries, with a bar employee suffering a broken foot, though there was no indication Crawford was injured.
Police were called to the scene as the situation escalated, and law enforcement said the fight was still ongoing when they arrived. Witnesses told TMZ Sports that the 29-year-old Crawford “was a key player” in the violence.
Crawford was not arrested.
TMZ Sports reported that the incident was captured on the bar’s surveillance video, although the footage has not been made public.
Crawford has spent the first six years of his career in Dallas, piling up 22 sacks in the process. The Cowboys captain had to leave a Dec. 23 contest because of a neck injury and subsequently missed the team’s final game of the regular season.
He was able to appear in both of the team’s postseason contests but was held without a sack against both the Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams.
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Tyrone Crawford is being prosecuted for that crazy bar fight at the Coyote Ugly Saloon — but shockingly, he’s not being charged with assault.
Remember, we posted footage showing the Cowboys defensive team captain WRECKING several bouncers at the Panama City Beach, FL bar on March 15. We also know Crawford shoved TWO police officers while they were in the process of making an arrest later that night.
But, despite the footage, court records show Crawford was only charged with the single misdemeanor count of unlawful assembly, which a maximum sentence of up to 60 days in jail.
It does not appear as if Crawford was ever formally arrested — but we know he’s already entered a not guilty plea and is currently fighting the charge. He’s due back in court next month.
We know the Panama City Beach Police Dept. conducted an investigation — and spoke with multiple Coyote Ugly staffers.
One staffer told police Crawford’s party had been bothering a female bartender at an inside area earlier that evening and they had been told to stay outside for the rest of the night or leave the premises.
25 minutes later, a fight broke out and several bouncers tried like hell to restrain Crawford and his brother — and judging by the video, it didn’t go very well.
The issue for Crawford and the Cowboys … the NFL can discipline Tyrone for his conduct if they feel he violated the league’s personal conduct policy … even if he ultimately beats the criminal charge.
We reached out to prosecutors to find out why Crawford was hit with such a minor charge — so far, no word back.
Dallas Cowboys defensive end Tyrone Crawford — a defensive team captain — shoved TWO police officers while they were making an arrest during a bar brawl in Florida, TMZ Sports has learned.
Crawford was at the Coyote Ugly Saloon in Panama City on March 15, when things got violent around midnight. Sources tell us Crawford’s crew had gotten into it with bar staff.
The fight was epic — in a bad way — multiple people suffered bloody injuries, including bar staff. One employee suffered a broken foot in the melee.
Cops raced to the scene … and witnessed 8 to 10 people still fighting outside, this according to the police report obtained by TMZ Sports.
The report does not mention Crawford by name, but we’ve spoken with witnesses who are adamant Crawford was a key player in the incident.
At one point, Crawford — 6’4″, 285 pounds — bull rushed his way through two cops and aggressively put his hands on TWO officers who were in the process of handcuffing one of the alleged combatants.
Multiple cops swarmed Crawford and restrained him — while pushing him away from the arrest scene.
The incident involving Crawford was captured on the bar’s surveillance video and shows the scene play out clear as day.
Despite the chaotic scene, Crawford was NOT arrested.
We’ve reached out to Crawford and the Cowboys for comment — so far, no word back from either camp.
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