Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy may not face charges for his role in a fight at a Philadelphia bar, reports John Gonzalez of CSNPhilly.com.
According to the report, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office has not issued an arrest warrant for McCoy over concerns about the conduct of three off-duty police officers that were involved in the brawl. There are questions about why the officers did not call 9-1-1 and about how much alcohol they had consumed.
According to police, the fight occurred after a friend of McCoy’s got into an argument with the officers over who had purchased a bottle of champagne. The argument escalated into a fight between the three officers and McCoy’s group, which totaled four people.
Philadelphia D.A. R. Seth Williams issued a statement on McCoy’s case on Friday.
“I understand that people are interested in the outcome of our investigation, but we’re not going to rush because some people are impatient – and to say that I am unwilling to prosecute difficult cases is a little misinformed...The people of Philadelphia elected me to charge the right people with the right crimes nothing more and nothing less. My only goal is to get it right, not fast. The last thing we need is a rush to judgment.”
Denni Cogan, one of McCoy’s attorneys, told the Buffalo News on Wednesday that he is confident of the running back’s innocence.
“We’re awaiting a decision by the DA’s office,” Cogan said. “We trust that they are really taking time to consider all the surrounding circumstances. But I’m here to say and I’m telling you that McCoy did nothing wrong, nothing wrong. And he was sober. The questions will have to be asked about the conditions of other people.”