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Ex-NFL Star -- Busted with 'Cocked' Automatic Pistol

10/8/2010 1:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Glen Coffee -- the former San Francisco 49ers star who recently retired after one season to pursue a religious calling -- was arrested for illegally carrying a "cocked" automatic pistol in his car ... and TMZ has obtained his mug shot.

Glen Coffee Mug Shot

According to police in Fort Walton Beach, Florida ... 23-year-old Coffee was pulled over for speeding ... but cops quickly discovered that Glen's vehicle -- a 2008 Cadillac -- had no registration or insurance.

Because the vehicle was deemed "unlawful to be on the roadway," cops called for the Cadillac to be towed ... but first, they ran a quick search -- and found a "black 380 SIG Sauer automatic pistol."

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ ... "The pistol was recovered with the hammer 'cocked' to the rear. It was located in the center console ... readily accessible to Coffee."

Coffee was arrested and taken to a nearby station -- where he was booked for carrying a concealed firearm ... a 3rd degree felony.

Coffee had a pretty decent rookie season with the 49ers ... but suddenly "retired" during training camp this year claiming "[God] told me a long time ago to walk away from the game.”

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paul cabral    

what an idiot just what we need a nother black man carring a gun as if we dont have enough people taking the law into there hands.he skipped making millions of dallors playing something that alot of people like doing to go search for god is a way of saying that he couldnt handle the NFL FOOTBALL LEAGUE ME AS A NINER FAN GOOD RIDENS TO HIM NOW HE,S IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW..... WHAT AN IDIOT.............

1441 days ago


"... the former San Francisco 49ers star ..." ha ha ha STAR???!!! my god ...
I´ts obvious that TMZ is not a football site. Coffee was just a bad (really bad) backup.

1441 days ago


I wonder who's done more time in jail. The rapper thugs or
the NFL thugs.

Great role models for kids!

1441 days ago

marina ward    

" what a Knob " !!!!:)

1441 days ago


"380 auto is a ladys gun"

lol, i'm sure that fact will bring you great comfort as your bleeding out on the ground. I mean it's only a gunshot wound from a "ladies gun".

1441 days ago


why would you carry an UN-****ed sig ? Like a gent above said, ****ed and locked, that's the way to carry. Come move to Arizona, we won't lock you up for exercising your constitutional rights. In fact, we'll probably go shooting with you at the range and have a fun afternoon outing. Oh, and no bloodbath and wild west showdowns as predicted. 2A for the win.

1441 days ago


Very disappointing. The NRA, and their apologists, want to recreate the Wild West, where we all carry guns to "protect" ourselves. Neanderthals, at best.

1441 days ago



1441 days ago


THIS happen 2 years ago!! wow... why are you talking about old stuff.. It's the year 2010 not 2008.. this happen before he retired...the media is Playing with the OLD middle school clothes again...

1441 days ago


The Sig p238 is not an automatic Pistol. It is semi-automatic.

It is legal to carry a weapon in a vehicle in Florida if it is securely encased.

Your crappy article states, after a search of the vehicle they found the gun. What was the probable cause for the search?

He should get off pretty easy if he has a lawyer who is not retarded.

1440 days ago

The Love Sponge    

I got thrown out of a football game for carrying a sig 45 in my hip pads. I finally found religion and still got shot. It was only a minor wound.

1439 days ago


not sure what the law is but carrying a pistol & with the trigger ready to go not very smart but he does have a track record sounds like he may be juice up.

1437 days ago

destin ron    

to the guy that commented this was an old story...wrong again....it was last Friday night.....look up the facts before you show ass.....Glen has never been in any trouble that I can remember.....just made a real bad decision...I wish I were perfect like the asses on here

1435 days ago

destin ron    

O yea by the way he wasn't under the influence, had no drugs on him and the car was his.....just real bad judgement, but a lot of you that have no clue who he is like to dump on other people so you can feel better about yourselves.....

1435 days ago


Charges dropped. Now where are all those know it all's? This isn't a Miami player or an NBA player. He went to the University of Alabama. Wrongful arrest.

1427 days ago
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