LeSean McCoy Arrest Warrant to Be Delayed by District Attorney

Tyler ConwayFeatured ColumnistFebruary 18, 2016

Buffalo Bills' LeSean McCoy looks on from the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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The Philadelphia District Attorney's office will not issue an arrest warrant for Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy at this time, instead choosing to push back the timetable to further investigate the case.

John Gonzalez of CSNPhilly.com reported the news, citing law enforcement sources. McCoy, 27, is one of the primary suspects in the assault of two off-duty police officers following an altercation at a Philadelphia nightclub Feb. 7. Reports at the time indicated the officers suffered multiple injuries, ranging from broken ribs, a broken nose and a possible skull fracture.

While McCoy and his associates were initially cited as the instigators, further investigation led the DA's office to have concerns about the actions of the officers in question. Gonzalez indicated the DA has questioned why a 911 call was not placed on the night in question and whether the officers were intoxicated at the time of the incident. 

The attorney for McCoy, Dennis Cogan, claims the Bills star did "nothing wrong."

“We trust that they are really taking time to consider all the surrounding circumstances," Cogan said, per Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News. "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.”

McCoy is being investigated alongside former NFL running back Curtis Brinkley, former Pitt football player Tamarcus Porter and an associate identified as Christopher Henderson. TMZ obtained a blurry video of the brawl, which allegedly shows McCoy throwing punches. 

Philadelphia police have indicated they have official surveillance video from outside the bar, where the patrons were ejected following the melee. There is no known surveillance footage from inside the bar; videos obtained by TMZ and other outlets are from fellow patrons.

The Bills have released a statement saying they are aware of the situation but are not commenting further. 


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