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Report: Tyrone Crawford involved in bar altercation in Florida

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The offseason is always a risky time for NFL teams.

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It’s the offseason in the NFL which means players are off doing their own things in different places. All we can do is hope that all goes well.

According to TMZ, all is not necessarily going super well for Tyrone Crawford these days. They reported on Tuesday morning that he was involved in a bar altercation in Florida last Friday night.

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.

At first this doesn’t seem too terrible, but then you find out the secondary details. According to the report, and there’s apparently video evidence, Crawford pushed two police offers.

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.

It is important to note here that per the report Tyrone Crawford was not arrested. As mentioned there is video evidence in which you can definitely see there is some chaos going on.

The Cowboys have already had issues with their defensive lineman as both Randy Gregory and David Irving (who they didn’t bring back) were suspended. As TMZ notes, Crawford is a team captain. Jason Garrett’s stance on leadership is very clear and this is certainly not captain-like behavior. Obviously it’s unknown whether Crawford could be punished by the league for this, the fact that he was not arrested certainly works in his favor, but we’ve seen how the NFL can be.

Dallas is also dealing with the contractual status of DeMarcus Lawrence at the moment as they try to lock him down to a long-term contract. So far just about everything outside of that situation seems to be working against them.

We’ll continue to update this post as more information is made available.