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LeSean McCoy's Attorneys Comment on Nightclub Brawl Investigation

Oct 25, 2015; London, United Kingdom; Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy (25) walks off the field after 34-31 loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars during NFL International Series game at Wembley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistFebruary 18, 2016

LeSean McCoy's attorney is speaking out to defend the Buffalo Bills running back for his alleged role in a Feb. 7 nightclub fight that left two off-duty police officers in the hospital. 

Speaking to Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News on Wednesday, Dennis Cogan, one of the running back's attorneys, said McCoy "did nothing wrong" and they are awaiting more information:  

We’re awaiting a decision by the DA’s office. 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.

Philadelphia's 6abc Action News reported McCoy and three others are expected to be charged soon following an "assault on several off-duty police officers inside a bar in Philadelphia's Old City." 

TMZ Sports obtained video of the brawl, adding that sources at the Philadelphia Police Department "believe the man in the red boxers who gets pulled into the ice bucket is LeSean McCoy."

The police report filed following the brawl states two of the officers were taken to the hospital. Dave Schratwieser of Fox 29 reported officers suffered injuries that included a fractured skull, broken ribs and a broken nose.

Larry Krasner, McCoy's second criminal defense attorney, told Carucci the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office informed them "there would be nothing" new before Feb. 18. Krasner added they "look forward to hearing more information about this increasingly lengthy investigation.”

Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police President John McNesby told Carucci the investigation is taking longer than normal likely to make "sure all the I’s are dotted and the T’s are crossed."

McCoy played in Philadelphia for six seasons, leading the NFL in rushing yards during the 2013 season, before being traded to the Bills last offseason.   

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