Bills running back LeSean McCoy is moving closer to returning to Philadelphia for reasons unrelated to football.
According to 6abc.com, police have recommended that McCoy be charged with, among other things, aggravated assault following a weekend fight in a Philadelphia nightclub.
Per the report, a group of off-duty police officers had ordered multiple bottles of champagne. One of the men with McCoy took one of the bottles from an officer’s hands. A fight ensued, and one of the officers was “punched, kicked and stomped on his body and head multiple times” by McCoy and three other suspects.
The final decision on charges for McCoy and anyone else will come from prosecutors. If, however, the police are recommending charges, prosecutors will be more likely to proceed, given the symbiotic relationship between police departments and those who use the work of police departments to obtain convictions of those who break the law.
The NFL began investigating the incident immediately after news of it emerged. The league also said that placement of McCoy on paid leave is not imminent because players currently are not with their teams.