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Report: Arrest warrants “imminent” in LeSean McCoy incident


Bills running back LeSean McCoy hasn’t been arrested yet in the wake of a reported altercation that sent a pair of off-duty police officers to the hospital. That could change, soon.

Mark Schwarz of ESPN reported near the top of the 5:00 a.m. ET SportsCenter (so much for me getting up at 5:55 a.m. ET for a 6:00 a.m. ET radio show) that arrest warrants are “imminent” in the case. Citing an unnamed official in the Philadelphia police department, Schwarz says McCoy was “definitely involved,” and that arrest warrants could surface in the next 24-48 hours.

The delay results from the high-profile nature of the case, and the involvement of police officers. Both have broken ribs, and one has an orbital fracture. Although they weren’t on duty and didn’t identify themselves as police officers, the system tends to operate a little more zealously when police officers are the victims of criminal conduct.

So McCoy and the Bills could soon be facing a major distraction in a season that reportedly includes a playoffs-or-bust mandate for coach Rex Ryan and G.M. Doug Whaley.

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63 Responses to “Report: Arrest warrants “imminent” in LeSean McCoy incident”
  1. mcjon22 says: Feb 9, 2016 5:48 AM

    And Jail is where he, or anyone else that assaults a law enforcement, belongs.

  2. Pocari Sweat says: Feb 9, 2016 5:53 AM

    Well LeSean, the combine is a no go for you.

    Only yourself to blame.

  3. BroncosCheatedTheSalaryCap says: Feb 9, 2016 6:02 AM

    The Bills are an embarrassment to football, on and off the field. And Chip Kelly got it right regarding this clown.

  4. nflofficeadmin says: Feb 9, 2016 6:03 AM

    These twerps are pressing charges after getting in a punch up out at a bar…pathetic. No one said anything about these two being lady cops. (Although the lady cops are probably tougher so I shouldn’t say that.) I guess it not a good idea for McCoy to hang out in Phila anymore.

  5. kingpel says: Feb 9, 2016 6:09 AM

    So at what point do we acknowledge that Chip Kelly was right about trading away LeSean McCoy?

  6. ohand16 says: Feb 9, 2016 6:14 AM

    That’s it. Bills season is over . 17 and counting, BillsMafia. Congrats!!

  7. 60ftlesbianoctopus says: Feb 9, 2016 6:18 AM

    Two off duty cops picked a fight with Lesean’s posse by way of trying to steal his champagne and then willing lost the altercation and did not immediately press charges so their lawyers could figure out how much money they could make with the right story.

  8. bettywhiteshairnet says: Feb 9, 2016 6:25 AM

    So the officers were off duty and didn’t identify themselves as cops as its now being reported. They were ordinary citizens who got into a fight in a club with a group of other guys. And this is a big deal why? Im curious to see if arrest warrants will be issued for ALL involved, including the off duty cops, however, I’m sure they will be no arrest warrants issued for the injured off duty cops, cant arrest one of their own. Although Shady probably will get some sort of suspension and rightfully so if true, I’m willing to bet there is more to this story and I’m sure the off duty cops weren’t totally innocent in this altercation.

  9. mikea311 says: Feb 9, 2016 6:46 AM

    one of his friends will take the fall.

  10. goodellsucks43 says: Feb 9, 2016 6:48 AM

    Not a true scumbag at the Pacman Jones-type level, but SO damn immature. He wishes he were still with the Eagles, and if he knew when to grow up, he still would be.

  11. realpatsfan says: Feb 9, 2016 6:50 AM

    Rex loves his players to act like this.
    Makes the real men.

  12. mazenblue says: Feb 9, 2016 6:55 AM


  13. kevjamm says: Feb 9, 2016 7:03 AM

    I bet Chip Kelly is laughing his tail off right now.

  14. shlort says: Feb 9, 2016 7:06 AM

    Maybe the “victims” had it coming? I remember the days when you had to be able to back up what your mouth got you into. Now days, people can run their mouth and if someone shuts it for them, they go to the cops.

  15. george1859 says: Feb 9, 2016 7:07 AM

    Can we just move on and fire this entire joke squad?
    Tom Coughlin in 2017…

  16. phillybird1980 says: Feb 9, 2016 7:26 AM

    Wrong city 2 commit a crime shady

  17. keeppounding says: Feb 9, 2016 7:29 AM

    Sounds like it was two on one and McCoy is the jerk? Then they got whooped and can’t just take the whooping they have to call all their cop buddies to get involved.

  18. proudchowdahead13 says: Feb 9, 2016 7:30 AM

    Some off duty cops start trouble, and then hide behind the badge by announcing then that they are cops.

  19. ruffbufffire says: Feb 9, 2016 7:32 AM

    Copa are Punks without a badge abd a gun.

  20. nicofthenorthstar says: Feb 9, 2016 7:34 AM

    Cops were probably acting the fool every bit as much as The Shady One was.

    That said, McCoy is obviously a huge moron.

  21. unclebluck says: Feb 9, 2016 7:43 AM

    “Cops are victims of criminal conduct”….Mike, how do we know the cops werent the criminals and not the victims?

  22. collectordude says: Feb 9, 2016 7:50 AM

    He can’t blame Chip Kelly for this one.
    But, I bet he tries too.

  23. skinnylegspeytonmanning says: Feb 9, 2016 7:53 AM

    Sounds like the guy went OJ!

  24. harrisonhits2 says: Feb 9, 2016 7:53 AM

    Somewhere Chip Kelly is smiling.

  25. coreycroom says: Feb 9, 2016 7:54 AM

    Shady’s looking shady here.

  26. intrafinesse says: Feb 9, 2016 7:58 AM

    I always hate the off season, it’s so long.
    Thankfully we have this stuff to keep us entertained.

    Scenario A : play football and make make 10 million

    Scenario B: get arrested, make less

    What is Scenario B so appealing to so many players?

  27. PFT's Most Censored says: Feb 9, 2016 8:01 AM

    This is Shady!!

  28. cma1973 says: Feb 9, 2016 8:09 AM

    A little more zealously? What country are you living in?

  29. 32raiderfan34 says: Feb 9, 2016 8:09 AM

    Build a bar in your basement and invite all your friends. Nothing good ever happens at closing time. Especially in Philly.

  30. jjeastwald says: Feb 9, 2016 8:25 AM

    For Buffalo fans wondering why Mr. McCoy came so cheap now you know your answer.

  31. leatherface2012 says: Feb 9, 2016 8:34 AM

    typical rex ryan dude

  32. catquick says: Feb 9, 2016 8:35 AM

    Great. Maybe he and Manziel can get a room together. No:1 rushing attack in the NFL crippled by a conduct injury.

  33. ejm845 says: Feb 9, 2016 8:38 AM

    What a dope,l hope he does some time,if Vick got 2yrs this should be worth at least that

  34. tylereifertisunstoppable says: Feb 9, 2016 8:40 AM

    I’m sure that once given a chance to explain the situation, LeSean will reveal that this is all Chip Kelly’s fault.

  35. hippieway says: Feb 9, 2016 8:41 AM

    Rex may want to start looking around for another running back, because the one he has might have other obligations for the next 12 to 18 months.

  36. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Feb 9, 2016 8:45 AM

    As far as I am concerned, consistently referring to the victims as police officers does nothing but inflame emotion about the case.

    They weren’t on duty, they weren’t there in any official capacity, and they didn’t identify themselves. They were there as private citizens and got into a fight with other private citizens.

    Unless they incident was an unprovoked attack by McCoy and Brinkley and the others involved took no action other than defending themselves, the police should handle this like any bar fight:

    Arrest everyone involved, or arrest no one involved.

    But we know what the chances of that happening are.

  37. torchamundo says: Feb 9, 2016 8:46 AM

    I never understood the “off duty cop” argument. You’re a civilian…

  38. infectorman says: Feb 9, 2016 8:55 AM

    If there was a dictionary for phrases,
    McCoy’s mugshot would be next to the phrase, “can’t fix stupid”

  39. billsfan1 says: Feb 9, 2016 8:57 AM

    Not sticking up for MCCOy but this is going to get treated differently when he beat the crap out of a cop who wasnt on duty and did not acknowledge himself as such?

    Sounds to me like the “cops” may have bitten off more than they can chew and now that they got chumped, they are using their badge to protect themselves.

    If they were trying to play hero, then they would have mentioned they were cops, so I hope a probe goes into their role because they had to know he was LeSean McCoy.

    I guess cops often times forget they uphold the law, they dont make the law or live above it…

  40. whatjusthapped says: Feb 9, 2016 8:59 AM

    What’s the over/under on the length of McCoy’s suspension?

    I would guess 8 games because a full 16 game season is too much to hope for.

  41. dohczeppelin says: Feb 9, 2016 9:04 AM

    Really missing Fred Jackson right about now. He never got involved with this crap.

    We will have to wait until the whole story comes out but things don’t sound good for LeSean at the moment. Hopefully Karlos Williams continues his development into a star and Gillislee can continue making the best of his new opportunities.

  42. racerx1225 says: Feb 9, 2016 9:05 AM

    SO the cops were off duty and in plain clothes and humble as always. Not aggressive towards Lesean who probably didnt start with 2 cops.
    Lets see how it unfolds before passing judgement.
    Aldon Smith’s last incident should have never happened but thats not the way the system works. Whats legal is always whats logical.

  43. bobbyhoying says: Feb 9, 2016 9:21 AM

    So Chip gets rid of the criminal element among the Birds and gets canned. What does that say about the guys who sent him to San Francisco?

  44. raidernation37 says: Feb 9, 2016 9:21 AM

    Wonder how many of the commenters here have been on the wrong side of the law. The hate for police nowadays is disgusting and hypocritical especially when someone is done wrong the first people called are the cops. The way I read it, McCoy and crew took a bottle from the cops and then when confronted decided to be tough guys and beat up these two guys. McCoy’s involvement seems to be open to interpretation however he wont get any benefit of doubt because he’s always acted like a jerk

  45. blackman510 says: Feb 9, 2016 9:23 AM

    To break someone’s ribs in a fight constitutes KICKING them when they are on the ground. Cop or no cop if you lay the boot to someone it is a felony. I know that most of you have never even been in a fight, so don’t act like you go clubbing and get into brawls.

  46. TomsulasMustache says: Feb 9, 2016 9:24 AM

    The truth comes out eventually. Bye Lesean. Keep projecting

  47. followme2boston says: Feb 9, 2016 9:28 AM

    So, I read the report from the off duty police officers. At 2:30 am the 2 off duty officers bought four bottles of champagne and while standing there doing nothing wrong one of the four men walked up to them and took one of the bottles and a fight ensued where the two officers got severely beaten by four guys.

    Now either you believe that or you don’t.

    I don’t. Only Shady part of that was the cops story.

  48. edavidberg says: Feb 9, 2016 9:46 AM

    I’m not a Shady fan but I have to admit there’s no evidence he did anything wrong. It takes two to fight and you never have a duty to walk away, maybe these two cops got what they deserved.

  49. 2since96 says: Feb 9, 2016 9:51 AM

    All you fools saying if you assault a copy you deserve to be shot or arrested, open your eyes…

    read about the howard county police officer that tried to use his cop status to get his bro out of trouble in Baltimore City, and when it didnt work he started punching cops, including a female officer. Cops are human like everyone else, and if you don’t think they use their police status to get away w/stuff, you’re silly. Of course they were trying to fight McCoy, they know that worst case scenario, they will be let off the hook, he will be prosecuted, and then civil suits will follow. And people wonder why no one trusts police officers…

    and while were on the topic, why were off duty cops out at 2am drinking champagne in a club??? We yell at football players for doing it, wheres the backlash for the cops doing it?

  50. delgriffth says: Feb 9, 2016 10:13 AM

    You people are plain stupid. It’s already fact according to security at the club that McCoy and his boys stomped the sh$% out of a guy 4 on 1. When security and the other off duty cop tried to break it up they too were assaulted. Ain’t no way some off duty cop approached 4 football players and just took their champagne bottle. Video of the incident shows one of McCoys boys using an empty bottle as a weapon.

  51. rabidbillsfan says: Feb 9, 2016 10:34 AM

    I hope I’m as smart as Chip Kelly, getting fired was his grand plan all along I guess.

  52. tylawspick6 says: Feb 9, 2016 10:52 AM

    Is there video of this, because ROger Goodell must see a video first, otherwise, nothing happened.

  53. VenerableAxiom says: Feb 9, 2016 11:21 AM

    It is always best to break the law in the city where one plays, as opposed to where one once played. There’s a far greater chance of the charges being dropped should it even come to that. Of course, that would require Buffalo players to remain in Buffalo, even in February. Tough choice, winter in Buffalo, or incarceration.

  54. whitewalkerinphilly says: Feb 9, 2016 11:22 AM

    The most surprising thing in this page is the number of people using this to thump the chest of a failed head coach/abysmal general manager. Because one player getting in trouble in an of field incident excuses getting rid of your Pro Bowl WR, Pro Bowl RB, Pro Bowl guard, Pro Bowl QB (ok, Foles wasn’t that good) and saddling the Eagles with a injury prone mess at QB, who they might have to pay $20+ to be mediocre.

  55. lambeaudungbarn says: Feb 9, 2016 11:45 AM

    I know a few Cops that would do this sort of thing.
    They are the biggest jerks and bullies in the world.
    One served papers to a Cancer patient a Widow (who would be dead in 3 months) and told her they would take her house if she didn’t pay the bill!
    They treat people like dirt and when someone stands up to them they hide behind their badge. Then the whole system stands behind them.

  56. birdsofprey305 says: Feb 9, 2016 12:09 PM

    Lmao @ fellow eagles fan trying to justify the trade by this situation. Yes chip was still wrong we yielded uber soft Kiko just stop it.

  57. njbrian67 says: Feb 9, 2016 12:29 PM

    It’s only a matter of time before LeSean blames this on the mother of his child, Chip Kelly, or some other reason why he’s really the victim here. Surely there must have been a reason why he was kicking a guy laying on the floor over who got served their champagne first. Seriously, these are Americas heroes ? Chip was a jerk and we’re glad he’s gone, but yeah he got this one right.

  58. cincinnati222 says: Feb 9, 2016 12:55 PM

    These cops sound like babies. Get beat up, hide behind badge. I’ll wait for more details but as of right nowit sounds like they are abusing the system.

    Being cops you’d think they’d have the calmer head. Instead of the fractured one.

  59. whitewalkerinphilly says: Feb 9, 2016 1:01 PM

    Seriously, what’s with the Chip Kelly supporters here?

    It’s a stupid barfight, and Shady is going to deserve the suspension he has coming, but really, when has Shady blamed Chip for any of Shady’s own actions?

    Yeah, he was pissed at getting traded, and was the first (of many successive people) who have stated they had problems with Chip as a leader, but as far as I can remember he never blamed the man for his performance on the field or off it.

    Chip shed his best players, alienated the hell out of the ones he kept, brought in high priced free agents who in no way fit what he was trying to do, and had a dreadful draft. I’d still rather have Shady on my team, barfights and all.

  60. ohand16 says: Feb 9, 2016 1:56 PM

    Actually looks like typical behavior at a Bills tailgate.

  61. ndnation23 says: Feb 9, 2016 3:22 PM

    lmao wow..champagne at the club, at 3 am, for 3 off duty cops? lol who was driving home is my question.

  62. youbettercallsaul says: Feb 10, 2016 12:23 PM

    Imagine the fun Taco Bill could’ve had with this dolt or manziel? And the turd watch? Oh the good old days of PFT.

  63. billsthicknthin says: Feb 10, 2016 3:07 PM

    I’m perfectly fine with getting rid of McCoy he’s a permanent distraction and could probably care less about making the playoffs as long as he gets his accolades. Karlos Williams averaged 5.6 yards a carry last year. Gillislee averaged 5.7 ypc…. and McCoy who had more touches than both of them combined averaged 4.4. Let’s give 10 million dollars to our LEAST EFFICIENT RUNNING BACK who’s a complete headcase.

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