McCoy was cleared of any charges from the incident in question last week, but there remained the possibility of the NFL punishing him for a potential violation of the personal conduct policy. While the league is reportedly still investigating McCoy's role in the scuffle, he seems unlikely to face discipline, which would mark another positive result for him after a dicey off-field situation.
McCoy and three others came under investigation after the incident initially occurred, but no arrest warrants have been issued since and now it appears no charges will be filed. That suggests the D.A.'s office doesn't have enough evidence to charge anyone involved, clearing McCoy from a legal perspective. That being said, the NFL could still discipline McCoy for violating the league's personal-conduct policy, but it remains to be seen whether the league office deems any punishment necessary.
A source close to LeSean McCoy has said the player is not expecting to be charged for his alleged role in a Feb. 7 nightclub brawl that resulted in two off-duty police officers being injured, The Buffalo News reports.
While we can't be sure how trustworthy this source is, things have been trending in this direction over the last week, as it appears investigators either don't have enough evidence to charge McCoy, or it's turned out he was more of a bystander once all the video footage was pieced through. No matter what happens, McCoy still might be hearing from the league, though if he's not convicted of any criminal activity it would seem to point toward a more modest punishment by the league, if any at all.
While LeSean McCoy sits in legal limbo, the Buffalo Bills are preparing as if the running back "will miss several games to begin next season," Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
There have been no developments of interest since it was revealed last Thursday that the Philadelphia District Attorney was "pushing back" against arrest warrants for McCoy and three others for their involvement in an alleged assault of off-duty police officers at a night club in early February. Even if he avoids charges for the incident, the NFL may deem McCoy in violation of the league's personal conduct policy, which would likely be accompanied by a suspension of some type. With that knowledge, the Bills will likely add a running back to their stable via free agency and/or the draft, though Karlos Williams (knee) would be the in-house front-runner to earn starts in the event McCoy misses time.
According to John Gonzalez of CSN Philly, the District Attorney's office is "pushing back" against potential arrest warrants for LeSean McCoy and three others involved in an alleged assault of two off-duty police officers at a Philadelphia night club in early February.
The Philadelphia Police Department completed its investigation of the confrontation more than a week ago, but the D.A.'s office has seemingly delayed issuing warrants for McCoy and company due to the conduct of the officers involved in the fracas. In particular, the D.A.'s office is attempting to determine if the officers were drinking excessively and why they failed to call 9-1-1. These particular officers instead transported themselves to local hospitals for treatment, while a third member of the group, a sergeant, filed a report two days after the incident. While the D.A.'s office attempts to parse out any lingering questions, a press conference and subsequent dissemination of charges isn't imminent.