Two police officers hospitalized in bar fight sue Bills' LeSean McCoy
Bills running back LeSean McCoy could still face sanctions from the NFL
Two off-duty police officers injured and hospitalized after an alleged bar fight with LeSean McCoy back in February have filed suit against the Buffalo Bills running back in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, according to ESPN.com's John Barr.
"Our investigation has confirmed that [officers] Darnell Jessie and Roland Butler were viciously attacked and beaten by LeSean McCoy and the additional defendants," said Fortunato N. Perri Jr., the attorney for the police officers involved in the incident. "As a result of the violent assault, both men have suffered serious and permanent injuries."
In April, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office concluded that it couldn't prove who initiated the fight and as a result, decided not to charge McCoy.
Pennsylvania Attorney General's office subsequently reviewed the DA's decision at the request of the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police. In July, then-solicitor general Bruce Castor sent a letter to the FOP, noting: "I would have to not only disagree with the decision of DA [Seth] Williams, but would have to conclude that his decision was so far off the mark as to be abusing the authority given him by the voters of Philadelphia. Applying that standard, I cannot say that I find DA Williams abused his discretion."
At the time, McCoy's attorney, Dennis Cogan, told ESPN.com, "Frankly, McCoy did nothing wrong. He was put through hell for no reason."
Police said the fight broke out at the Recess Lounge over confusion about who had purchased a bottle of champagne. Whatever legal ramifications may or may not await McCoy, the running back could still face sanctions from the NFL.
In two games with the Bills this season, McCoy has 31 carries for a paltry 117 yards (3.8 yards per carry) and one touchdown.
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