Vontaze Burfict screamed his eyes outside a Las Vegas casino after being held back by SEVEN people … and the whole thing was captured on police video obtained by TMZ Sports.
The former Cincinnati Bengals and Oakland Raiders star was arrested at the Cosmopolitan on December 4, 2020 after allegedly having a physical altercation with security guards.
The story was crazy… the cops say that Burfict and a friend attacked the guards because they were allegedly “angry” while they were looking for the “Secret Pizza” restaurant inside the famous hotel in Vegas.
In the police video you can see what happened next … Burfict was pinned to the ground by more than half a dozen people and eventually handcuffed.
But Burfict looked so upset by the tightening of the handcuffs… he moaned in apparent pain and shouted, “I can’t breathe!”
Eventually the 30-year-old football player was taken outside in a police car… and police footage shows he was still VERY emotional there too.
Burfict could be seen sobbing, begging the cops to loosen his handcuffs.
Eventually, Burfict was taken to a nearby station where he posed for a passport photo … and he was ultimately charged with one count of battery misdemeanor.
Burfict, however, struck a deal with prosecutors last week to close the case … court records show he agreed to keep his nose clean in exchange for dropping the charge.
Court records also show that a judge formally dismissed the case on Wednesday morning.
Burfict – an 8-year NFL veteran who made 1 Pro Bowl in his career – is still looking for a new home in the NFL after missing the 2020 season.