LeSean McCoy Paid $55K Compensation to Police Officer Injured in 2016 Bar Fight

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistJuly 31, 2019

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy (25) warms up before an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
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Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy paid a $55,000 settlement to Philadelphia police officer Roland Butler for injuries he suffered during a February 2016 bar fight.

William Davis, Butler's attorney, confirmed to ESPN's John Barr on Tuesday that McCoy has paid his share of the settlement, which he was ordered to pay following a civil case, but former University of Pittsburgh running back Tamarcus Porter still owes his $55,000.

McCoy, who was never criminally charged and didn't face NFL punishment, was shown on a video obtained by TMZ Sports appearing to throw at least one punch in Butler's direction.

The officer suffered multiple injuries during the brawl, including a broken nose, broken ribs and a broken thumb. He's since returned to active duty, per Barr.

"Although the civil process was lengthy, [the officers] felt vindicated in the end. LeSean McCoy and Tamarcus Porter were held accountable," Davis told ESPN.

Darnell Jesse, another Philadelphia police officer who suffered a broken orbital bone, wasn't eligible for a financial reward because he couldn't identify his attacker, per Barr.

McCoy was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and played college football at the University of Pittsburgh. He spent the first six seasons of his NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles before getting traded to the Bills in March 2015.

He's heading into the final season of a five-year, $40 million contract.

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