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Philly mayor wants to put LeSean McCoy in the slammer

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After former Giants receiver Plaxico Burress put a bullet through his own leg in a Manhattan club, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg publicly declared a desire to put Plaxico in the “slammer.” Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney now wants to do the same thing to former Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, absent such colorful language.

In an interview with CBS Philly, Kenney criticized McCoy, who now plays for the Bills, for the alleged beating of a pair of off-duty police officer.

“In addition to punches being thrown, there were some kicks that looked as if they were being leveled and that’s unconscionable and it’s cowardly,” Kenney said. “If [McCoy] wants to stomp our officers and pound our officers, then he needs to pay the price and answer for his actions.”

With all due respect to Mayor Kenney, he should butt out of this one. The case could be headed for a jury that is supposed to be fair and impartial. His comments will make it harder to ensure that a juror will not disregard McCoy’s presumption of innocence.

Also, Kenney’s comments assume (perhaps incorrectly) that McCoy knew he was fighting police officers. While it makes no difference if the victim is or isn’t a member of the police force, Kenney’s comments create the impression that McCoy decided to bully a guy who was whistling while he walked a beat on Broad St.

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  1. buttfumbles says: Feb 12, 2016 10:26 AM

    And Porky Pig gets to say “I told you so”

  2. Patskrieg says: Feb 12, 2016 10:27 AM

    A practice straight out of the Arlen Specter handbook for butting in where you’re not wanted without any of the details.

  3. cafetero1075 says: Feb 12, 2016 10:28 AM

    Chip Kelly spiked his champaigne.

  4. It Takes 3 Mannings To Equal One Brady says: Feb 12, 2016 10:30 AM

    Let the “Cops are jerks (because I am always disrespectful to them)…” comments begin

  5. buccan33rz1976 says: Feb 12, 2016 10:31 AM

    Stomp on a cops head in a crowded club with lots of witness’s ? How is he not detained already?

  6. ebrownwareagle says: Feb 12, 2016 10:32 AM

    So I guess we are all lead to believe “The Officers ” had no role in this at all except being victims. That’s a head scratcher. Not so sure about that. However I do kno at some point before Bottles, fists, and feet started flying had those guys identified themselves as police officers NONE OF THIS would have happened. Which further prompts the ????s into their behavior as well.

  7. tmsclade says: Feb 12, 2016 10:32 AM

    I think that Florio is spot on with his criticism here. McCoy should certainly be made to answer for what happened, but such a high ranking member of the city making such comments actually gives his defense attorney a platform to claim that McCoy is getting railroaded,

  8. bonecrushinghits says: Feb 12, 2016 10:32 AM

    The Slammer?

  9. realityonetwo says: Feb 12, 2016 10:33 AM

    I agree. Throw him in jail.

  10. lemmetalkwouldya says: Feb 12, 2016 10:34 AM

    Also, Kenney’s comments assume (perhaps incorrectly) that McCoy knew he was fighting police officers. While it makes no difference if the victim is or isn’t a member of the police force, Kenney’s comments create the impression that McCoy decided to bully a guy who was whistling while he walked a beat on Broad St.
    ———————————————————-
    While you are right that it shouldn’t matter that the guys he took on were cops or not, only an idiot is stupid enough to take on a table full of them ……. and forgive me, Mike, but you don’t take on a table full of off-duty cops without KNOWING they’re off-duty cops.

    McCoy has never struck me as being very bright, and I fully believe he knew what he was doing. Made a monumentally STUPID decision.

  11. joeconnorjr says: Feb 12, 2016 10:35 AM

    Must be an election year, huh?

  12. claydefayette says: Feb 12, 2016 10:35 AM

    Overreacting. If the cops behavior wasn’t suspect, McCoy would’ve already been arrested. How does someone with their profession afford a bottle of champagne north of a grand? Things are not adding up

  13. muley5 says: Feb 12, 2016 10:36 AM

    Let the courts decide and stop codling athletes if they’re guilty!

  14. duanethomas33 says: Feb 12, 2016 10:37 AM

    Wonder how McCoy is going to enjoy this Valentines Day weekend, knowing that the hammer is coming down, next week.

    His buddies do not have the funds to fight this and they will cop a plea, and leave him holding the bag.
    Very “Shady”…wouldn’t you say?

  15. ohand16 says: Feb 12, 2016 10:38 AM

    Looks like the Bills better keep Harvin so they can have 1 other option besides Watkins

  16. steelbreeze676 says: Feb 12, 2016 10:39 AM

    If it’s all the same, I’ll wait to hear the entire story on this one before assigning guilt to someone simply because “off duty” police officers at the strip club were involved.

  17. fmckenney says: Feb 12, 2016 10:41 AM

    Once convicted, indefinite suspension. No plausible excuse for punching and kicking a man after taking his bottle of champagne.

  18. mgs2277 says: Feb 12, 2016 10:41 AM

    what a hack. if this fight ensued after the off duty officers showed badges, I’d be all for it. In fact, if they DID flash their badges, maybe this wouldn’t have haopened. The mayor is acting like McCoy and his buds attacked uniformed , on duty police. It was a BAR FIGHT, over a stupid bottle of champagne at 2:45 AM. His officers were on the same level as Shady and his cronies; out too late , in a situation in which nothing good ever happens, acting like idiots. And I’m not defending McCoy. I hope he gets suspended for a year for being a tool. But, the off duty cops aren’t innocent.

  19. 60ftlesbianoctopus says: Feb 12, 2016 10:43 AM

    A bunch of off duty cops were at the club buying $1200 bottles of champagne? That’s sounds totally on the level. They never announced themselves as police officers and were also drunk. They lost a bar fight between two drunken idiots and now they are innocent because they lost the fight? That makes sense.

  20. skittlesareyum says: Feb 12, 2016 10:47 AM

    A bar fight between off-duty cops not executing a legal duty should be treated the same as between any random citizens. If you’re willing to stoop to the level of a drunk you don’t get to stand back up behind your badge after the fact.

  21. qdog112 says: Feb 12, 2016 10:51 AM

    However this pans out, it’s irresponsible for a mayor to have any input at this time. That’s crazy and amateurish. On face, this sounds like a case of targeting McCoy, then after getting whipped, pulling out the “I’m a cop card”.

    If they had a case, McCoy would have been arrested and still be in jail. (unless the city is just trying to get their presentation straight) I would imagine getting witnesses to back the cops will be difficult, except for people who have something to gain. That’s problematic for the state.

    Also, video that they say they have would be all over the web, if it supports the cops. So far …

  22. realtruthteller100 says: Feb 12, 2016 10:51 AM

    sorry but when you attack the police your GUILTY until proved innocent

  23. itsthecameenewtonshowcom says: Feb 12, 2016 10:52 AM

    Thanks Mayor, you just gave Shaddy a change of venue.

  24. billsbackto81 says: Feb 12, 2016 10:52 AM

    With all due respect, I’m sure all of us have known a cop or two that deserved a good whipping. And this is coming from a person who served 21 years in law enforcement. Innocent til proven otherwise, remember?

  25. corporatemediaprostitute says: Feb 12, 2016 10:53 AM

    Exactly! By charging, convicting and sentencing McCoy publicly, this blowhard has tainted any pool of potential jurors.

  26. stevegrogannakedbootleg says: Feb 12, 2016 10:54 AM

    Shouldn’t Ed Houchuli go under the hood for this one ?

  27. joeconnorjr says: Feb 12, 2016 10:54 AM

    Good luck in trying to sort out who did what in a bar fight at 2:45 a.m. If the police want to prosecute McCoy, they had better have a videotape or testimony from sober witnesses with no affiliation with the police or McCoy. It’s usually pretty tough to find sober witnesses in a bar at 2:45 a.m. This case will go nowhere if the prosecutors have to rely on the recollections of the liquored-up participants, all of who have a strong motive to fabricate (and that includes McCoy, his buddies and the off-duty cops).

    The end game here may be a civil suit for damages against McCoy. The off-duty cops have injuries, and McCoy has money. That’s a pretty good recipe for a juicy civil suit.

  28. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Feb 12, 2016 10:55 AM

    Why are these “cops” in a night club causing trouble is the question I have. Complete meat heads, all of them.

  29. putthatkoolaiddown says: Feb 12, 2016 10:56 AM

    This is gonna be a long one. Gotta wait for the trial to hear what really happened. Lots of unanswered questions until then.

  30. skoobyfl says: Feb 12, 2016 10:57 AM

    Why bother going through the process then with all the innocence at the $1,200 a bottle strip club table ?? Shady is a multi-millionaire, how are the “innocent” cops sitting in that section ??

    Call me crazy but one party lost a fight & another party is rich as can be, so who’s at fault here ?

  31. nhpats says: Feb 12, 2016 11:02 AM

    Rex should have explained to McCoy that he wanted him to be a bully on the field…..not during the offseason….

  32. newjerseygiants says: Feb 12, 2016 11:04 AM

    Of course the cops are innocent and did nothing to provoke the fight….right?

  33. billswillnevermove says: Feb 12, 2016 11:12 AM

    I have watched the video, Shady didn’t stomp on anyone, he threw one punch and then someone steps in and grabs him. Not sticking up for him, but something here stinks with these cops. The mayor should be finding out what these two idiot off duty cops were doing at 3am, drunk like everyone else.

  34. tdubdizzle says: Feb 12, 2016 11:13 AM

    No one holds Lesean Mccoy accountable! NO ONE!

  35. swedishchefstache says: Feb 12, 2016 11:13 AM

    Not defending McCoy here, but Kenney is an absolute tool. It’s going to be a long four years in Philly

  36. kennyx says: Feb 12, 2016 11:14 AM

    Was this a fight or an attack? Not absolving McCoy, but just because you lose a fight doesnt make you innocent.

  37. tjacks7 says: Feb 12, 2016 11:15 AM

    You’d be amazed at what some cops make with overtime, security/other side jobs. I know cops making well over $100k.

    Either way, if you are fiscally responsible or fiscally irresponsible, there are many ways a cop can pay for expensive champagne.

  38. followme2boston says: Feb 12, 2016 11:18 AM

    Two cops buying 4 thousand dollar each bottles of champagne at 2:30 am and a guy walks up and tries to take one and they get jumped by four guys.

    This just sounds so ridiculously fishy. There has to be so much more to this story or they would have put Shady under the jail by now.

  39. nhpats says: Feb 12, 2016 11:20 AM

    newjerseygiants says:
    Feb 12, 2016 11:04 AM
    Of course the cops are innocent and did nothing to provoke the fight….right?

    ———–

    Why do you assume the cops did anything wrong? Do you have some evidence? And even if the cops did initiate something, with everything he has to lose, why is McCoy not smart enough to walk away and call it a night?

  40. ravensmurdermurdermurder says: Feb 12, 2016 11:22 AM

    Whoa Whoa Whoa…But we’ll defend Michael Brown and destroy a cops life for defending himself against a criminal. The POTUS sends DOJ out but can’t say McCoy needs to go to jail.

  41. It Takes 3 Mannings To Equal One Brady says: Feb 12, 2016 11:24 AM

    ReligionIsForIdiots says:
    Feb 12, 2016 10:55 AM

    Why are these “cops” in a night club causing trouble is the question I have. Complete meat heads, all of them.
    ======================

    The cops were minding their business, when some punk stole their champagne. If someone stole something from you, I’m sure you would just back down and give it to them, because you wouldn’t want to “cause trouble”. Based on your moniker, you must be the most religious person on the planet

  42. footballace says: Feb 12, 2016 11:26 AM

    I am not sure what happened before the officer was on the ground, but to kick somebody laying there is cowardly in my opinion.

    There is always exceptions to this rule, but if it was a fair fight when both parties were standing, then somebody should be punished harshly.

  43. thebirdofprey says: Feb 12, 2016 11:31 AM

    The general public should understand by now the all police aren’t squeaky clean stand up officers. This sounds like a bar fight over booze and the off duty cops lost.

    We are still only hearing one side of the story. I hope there is some security footage of the event. Sadly I have watched police who didn’t know they were being filmed come into establishments and try delete footage.

  44. cueghost says: Feb 12, 2016 11:31 AM

    It seems like we usually would hear something like “This investigation is ongoing and I won’t comment at this time.”… but nope, not this guy!! He’s leading a big rah rah cheer to lock him up. That is a bit out of character for a mayor.

  45. mrmcdougle says: Feb 12, 2016 11:33 AM

    ohand16 says:
    Feb 12, 2016 10:38 AM
    Looks like the Bills better keep Harvin so they can have 1 other option besides Watkins
    —–

    I don’t think they will. They have plenty at the skill position, just weak tackles (that’s where money should go). They really don’t ‘need’ McCoy, if he’s a headache, cut him. It’s not like they gave up much with Kiko. He’s a below average coverage LB, with bad wheels, and doesn’t fit their D. So, they don’t need to save face.

  46. lenthevikesfan says: Feb 12, 2016 11:33 AM

    You could make the case that a group of drunken off-duty police officers is a greater danger to the public than a group of drunken young black men. The cops have no fear of repercussions for their actions.

  47. jjeastwald says: Feb 12, 2016 11:37 AM

    tmsclade says:
    Feb 12, 2016 10:32 AM
    I think that Florio is spot on with his criticism here. McCoy should certainly be made to answer for what happened, but such a high ranking member of the city making such comments actually gives his defense attorney a platform to claim that McCoy is getting railroaded,
    =========================================

    It’s not the first time a Philly mayor butted in when he shouldn’t have. Let’s not forget Nutter in his staunch defense of Michael Brown, and Treyvon Martin. In both cases he was lawfully wrong, but it didn’t stop him from making a full of himself again and again.

  48. vesh31 says: Feb 12, 2016 11:38 AM

    I think there is something fishy about this whole thing. Cops don’t make nearly enough to be able to buy champagne costing 1200.00. Shady by no means is an angel in this story but something just doesn’t smell right.

  49. byHim4u says: Feb 12, 2016 11:39 AM

    Bottom line, wait until all of the facts come out before drawing a conclusion. I know,… sounds too logical to take that approach.

  50. liondriven says: Feb 12, 2016 11:40 AM

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    it is not beyond some cops to bait someone into an altercation.
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    the mayor should shut his mouth.
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  51. joetoronto says: Feb 12, 2016 11:45 AM

    Release him, sign Forte, move on.

  52. jjeastwald says: Feb 12, 2016 11:46 AM

    thebirdofprey says:
    Feb 12, 2016 11:31 AM
    The general public should understand by now the all police aren’t squeaky clean stand up officers. This sounds like a bar fight over booze and the off duty cops lost.
    ======================================

    That’s not how it’s being relayed to the public. If what we are being told is accurate the officers weren’t willing participants in a bar fight. In that situation it’s not a bar fight over booze it’s called assault and battery, and that’s serious.

    It also doesn’t pass the smell test that 40-year-old officers that spend more time in a donut shop then the gym would attack 20-year-old athletes.

  53. joetoronto says: Feb 12, 2016 11:47 AM

    billswillnevermove says:
    Feb 12, 2016 11:12 AM
    The mayor should be finding out what these two idiot off duty cops were doing at 3am, drunk like everyone else.
    ………………..
    They mayor should find out why citizens are out at a bar ?

    Police officers when off duty are citizens and are allowed to engage in the same practices as anyone else as long as they are legal.

  54. cardinalsfan20 says: Feb 12, 2016 11:49 AM

    Part of the Police State -defending his stormtroopers.

  55. FlintBeastwood says: Feb 12, 2016 11:51 AM

    Would he make this comment while he was still an Eagle? Hell no. Dude needs to shut his pie hole.

  56. Rdog says: Feb 12, 2016 11:57 AM

    Kenney ended his comments with, “Go Eagles!”

  57. nhpats says: Feb 12, 2016 11:58 AM

    thebirdofprey says:
    Feb 12, 2016 11:31 AM
    The general public should understand by now the all police aren’t squeaky clean stand up officers. This sounds like a bar fight over booze and the off duty cops lost.

    We are still only hearing one side of the story. I hope there is some security footage of the event. Sadly I have watched police who didn’t know they were being filmed come into establishments and try delete footage.

    —————–

    Some cops are corrupt. But we don’t know about “these” cops. We do know McCoy is an egotistic punk. I am willing to give the cops the benefit of the doubt here.

  58. cavemanatl says: Feb 12, 2016 12:04 PM

    Ok,
    I’ll support that as soon as you start throwing dirty cops in jail for beating up/killing people without due process first. We’ve had police killing unarmed CHILDREN and walking away Scott free and you’re talking about putting a man in jail for getting into a fight with another grown man? Before a trial?
    Hmmmmm

  59. vancouversportsbro says: Feb 12, 2016 12:08 PM

    Cops in a nightclub, what a joke. The only cops I know who do that are the ones wasting tax payer money trying to escort gang members out of establishments.

  60. byrnestj7 says: Feb 12, 2016 12:14 PM

    Accusing someone is essentially finding some guilty these days. No longer is anyone granted the presumption of innocence

    It’s a scary time when that becomes the norm

  61. billsfan1 says: Feb 12, 2016 12:18 PM

    There’s no evidence that McCoy kicked anybody. Video shows 1 punch. But he’s the easy target.

    And Joe Toronto is correct. Off duty cops are citizens and have the right to be out and party. But this fight should also be treated as a fight between civilians. There’s no proof they were informed they were off duty cops and even if they were… So what. They got into a fight and lost. They were not impeded from doing their job and if they are held to the higher standard of such even when off duty, then they should be held responsible for all actions when off duty..
    They are just hiding behind their badge right now

  62. topcide says: Feb 12, 2016 12:22 PM

    How does someone with their profession afford a bottle of champagne north of a grand? Things are not adding up

    ——————————————————————–

    While I personally would never drop a G note on a bottle of champagne, I know that I, and would think that most successful people, could prob afford to throw 250 bucks in with 3 other guys without it breaking the bank.

    Cops aren’t paid millions, but they generally start around 40-50k in most states which isn’t bad for a 23 year old right from an academy, and they generally get raises every few years and also have access to overtime.

    And there also is this new invention called investing where you make money with your money.

  63. bettywhiteshairnet says: Feb 12, 2016 12:30 PM

    I will reserve judgment until I know all the facts. Seems to me lots of people including the Mayor and PPD are quick to want charges filed and Shady thrown under the jail. IMO if this case were cut and dry, I believe Shady would have been charged and arrested by now. I truly believe there is much more to this story than the typical, misleading “McCoy beats up Cops” headlines. I’m willing to bet the cops weren’t innocent bystanders and just cause they got the crap beat out of them doesn’t make them a victim either; but will they be charged, arrested, thrown in jail? Probably not. Where is the outrage from the Mayor regarding his sworn officers getting into a bar fight? Again, I willing to bet both sides are equally responsible for this incident and if you charge one, you should charge all of them. As far as Shady stomping a guy on the ground, from the video I’ve seen, he threw one punch.

  64. fwippel says: Feb 12, 2016 12:33 PM

    Given the recent Super Bowl halftime show, I would have thought McCoy would be getting more support from the league office.

  65. silvernblacksabbath says: Feb 12, 2016 12:38 PM

    Its a culture thing….having 4 guys kick the (you know what) out of one guy on the ground. Seen it many times unfortunately.

  66. downgoesbrady says: Feb 12, 2016 12:42 PM

    billswillnevermove says:
    Feb 12, 2016 11:12 AM
    I have watched the video, Shady didn’t stomp on anyone, he threw one punch and then someone steps in and grabs him. Not sticking up for him, but something here stinks with these cops. The mayor should be finding out what these two idiot off duty cops were doing at 3am, drunk like everyone else.
    —————————————————–

    still no charges- this will cost Shady some big money-in an out of court settlement which is likely being crafted by both parties as we speak…and looks like “Mayor Jim” wants a piece of the pie !

  67. granadafan says: Feb 12, 2016 12:48 PM

    McCoy is lucky. George Zimmerman stalked a kid, got his ass kicked and then shot the kid because his “life was in danger”.

  68. nhpats says: Feb 12, 2016 12:48 PM

    That Pats would have cut McCoy already….. Let’s see if the Bills do the right thing here.

  69. craigruby20 says: Feb 12, 2016 12:55 PM

    The constitution and the “presumption of innocence” came out long before cell phone video. I think we can drop the charade.

  70. theofficialshotcaller says: Feb 12, 2016 1:00 PM

    “Off duty” maybe if you’re hanging out in greasy places 3 in the morning ordering bottles with drug money picking fights, losing and then crying victim you should never have been “on duty” in the first place

  71. harrisonhits2 says: Feb 12, 2016 1:04 PM

    Somewhere Chip Kelly is smiling.

  72. alzwalker says: Feb 12, 2016 1:04 PM

    Did i miss something. Initial reports say the bottles of champagne were $200 a bottle. Then is see coments saying 1200. Then 2000! Whats up with that?

  73. daytontriangles says: Feb 12, 2016 1:09 PM

    It doesn’t matter if the victims were cops or not.

    It doesn’t even matter who started it.

    A drunken bar fight is one thing.

    Stomping your opponent repeatedly after they are down is attempted murder.

    Why is McCoy not already in jail?

  74. charlesterrito says: Feb 12, 2016 1:10 PM

    WTF?? Enough already. Either charge them or put it to bed. Not being much of a gambler but my bet is the longer it takes to place charges the better the chance of winning this supposed case becomes. Through all the reports which are really lacking substance doesn’t it seem there is no or very little evidence available? you have a grainy TMZ video that shows Shady throwing only one punch. Nothing being reported from the other witnesses like the Security Guards? 2 officer’s who went to the Hospital not by ambulance but on their own. This despite the so called serious injuries. So much of this incident is lacking in merit. The frigging Mayor comes out of his hidey hole and wants Shady arrested. Why? Most likely he is an Eagles fan disappointed with the trade. Here’s a guy in charge of a City who has BAD Cops on the Narcotics Squad getting over 250 cases over turned due to dirty Cops under his watch. It’s unfortunate a bar fight happened but where is the Cops involvement being told? If you like me smell fish it’s this whole bar fight and the aftermath.

  75. kneedragr says: Feb 12, 2016 1:14 PM

    I hope there is some video footage on how this all went down.

  76. pillowporkers says: Feb 12, 2016 1:20 PM

    Bring in Ken Kratz, he’ll get the job done.

  77. skawh says: Feb 12, 2016 1:25 PM

    New Police academy rule – Never bring a badge to a champagne bottle and foot fight

    Mayor up for reelection? What a trio of losers on the city payroll. Cops can’t lie themselves out of this one as they’ll be outnumbered by citizen witnesses.

  78. JaminJake says: Feb 12, 2016 1:26 PM

    I am more interested in what led to the altercation. There have been instances where off duty plain clothes officers have STARTED altercations, only to pull their badge once the squad cars arrive and have the person the initiated a fight with charged with assaulting a police officer.

    If it was at a nightclub, I’d say it’s a 99% chance that alcohol is involved in one or both parties. Could I see police officers in a city reputed to have problems their department start a confrontation with a former Eagles star who has now turned into one of the biggest naysayers of said team. You bet your life I could.

    As for the continual cop bashing, it does not do anything of benefit just in the same way cop praising does nothing. A person should be innocent.

    If it turns out that the officers had any part inciting this the police chief should be forced to step down. We can’t have Police Chiefs lobbying for guilty officers to get off if that is the case.

  79. ebdug says: Feb 12, 2016 1:28 PM

    I wonder if the Mayor would take such a hatd line if McCoy was still an Eagle.

  80. skawh says: Feb 12, 2016 1:30 PM

    Reckless endangerment tops. “Attempted murder” nonsense. No, that’s nuts. You’re watching too many tv cop shows.

  81. whodey83 says: Feb 12, 2016 1:35 PM

    Thank you all for your legal expertise. I can’t think of a single time a police officer upheld the “protect” portion of their “protect and serve” obligation. My entire existence has been filled with cops making mountains out of mole hills, pulling people over for expired registration tags, being intolerable jerks, and acting above the law. Ever seen a cop use a turn signal? Yeah, me either.

  82. ronnyw9 says: Feb 12, 2016 1:42 PM

    I’m a Bills fan and he’s guilty then he deserves the slammer. Cut ties with him. Don’t need this crap on our team.

  83. kingpel says: Feb 12, 2016 1:42 PM

    Has First Take covered this story yet because I know they were real hard on Chip Kelly for shipping McCoy out.

  84. claymus1 says: Feb 12, 2016 1:46 PM

    For all of you folks who glibly want to “throw ’em in the slammer….think about this….average cost to incarcerate an offender for a year runs between $35,000 and $60,000. We the taxpayers foot the bill ! Year after year, decade after decade…Justice MUST be served but….Punitive, long term prison sentences serve NO ONE….not the state, not the victims , not the taxpayers, certainly not the offender….Let he who is without…….you know….There has to be a better way! ? The vapid, shallow response from this boob illustrates the incredibly low quality of so many of our elected officials…folks, we gotta do better and soon!

  85. skawh says: Feb 12, 2016 1:47 PM

    Sorry, but if I’m a NE fan, the last thing I’d be doing is throwing stones at McCoy. I mean, NE employed a serial killer in Aaron Hernandez.

    Living in a GLASS HOUSE NE fans?

  86. jerryyouradisgrace says: Feb 12, 2016 1:47 PM

    Let be honest…the public doesn’t trust the police anymore after what we have witnessed over the last few years…so we here on PFT and elsewhere may have a bias towards shady until all the facts come out.

    If history tells us anything I doubt the cops are completely innocent here as things just don’t add up

  87. smasonsmith says: Feb 12, 2016 1:49 PM

    Sounds to me like a fight happened between a bunch of drunk off-duty cops and drunk football players, and the drunk off-duty cops came out worse for wear.

    Charge them all with assault and be done with it.

  88. greeneblitz says: Feb 12, 2016 1:56 PM

    This is a big reason that cops have gotten such a poor reputation, because we make them out to be some type of elite super citizens even when they’re not on duty and even when they too, are behaving badly. I’ll bet when the whole story comes out, that they were equally at fault for letting it get out of control.

  89. famundacheese says: Feb 12, 2016 2:03 PM

    Athletes and cops think they are above the law. If it was a fight and one side happened to be tougher, they are the breaks. That being said stomping on a man when he is down is horse bleep and if it happened he should do time.

  90. trollaikman8 says: Feb 12, 2016 2:08 PM

    “…stomped by feet…”

    You can bet this has Rex Ryan’s full attention

  91. nhpats says: Feb 12, 2016 2:11 PM

    skawh says:
    Feb 12, 2016 1:47 PM
    Sorry, but if I’m a NE fan, the last thing I’d be doing is throwing stones at McCoy. I mean, NE employed a serial killer in Aaron Hernandez.

    Living in a GLASS HOUSE NE fans?

    —————-

    Yes….and NE cut Hernandez as soon as he was linked to a murder….. Now let’s see if The Bills do the right thing and do the same with McCoy.

  92. nflgtcfl says: Feb 12, 2016 2:21 PM

    Ironically the Mayor may have just helped Shady.

    Do the prosecutors now have to be more lenient out of fear they will appear to be influenced by the Mayor? Does this press them to make a sweeter deal to make this all go away?

    How will the African-American community react, to a Mayor chiming in about jail before even an arrest is made? Does this influence the D.A.?

    The mayor is obviously a blow hard and should know better then to jump up on the Shady soapbox try to gain votes.

    From what I see on the tape Shady is in big trouble. Regardless of what started it all, you can’t stomp people on the ground and cause serious injury. Whether you agree or not the fact is self defense has limitations.

    By the way I can’t stand shady as a person. Million dollar talent and 10 cent head.

  93. jrclark1978 says: Feb 12, 2016 2:35 PM

    Thanks for this article. I work in Philly and until now had no idea who the mayor is.

  94. billswillnevermove says: Feb 12, 2016 2:37 PM

    nflgtcfl says:Feb 12, 2016 2:21 PM

    Ironically the Mayor may have just helped Shady.

    Do the prosecutors now have to be more lenient out of fear they will appear to be influenced by the Mayor? Does this press them to make a sweeter deal to make this all go away?

    How will the African-American community react, to a Mayor chiming in about jail before even an arrest is made? Does this influence the D.A.?

    The mayor is obviously a blow hard and should know better then to jump up on the Shady soapbox try to gain votes.

    From what I see on the tape Shady is in big trouble. Regardless of what started it all, you can’t stomp people on the ground and cause serious injury. Whether you agree or not the fact is self defense has limitations.

    By the way I can’t stand shady as a person. Million dollar talent and 10 cent head.
    __________________________________
    What you see on the tape is Shady throwing one punch, one punch, that is it…..he didn’t stomp anyone, he throws one punch and then someone steps in and grabs him.

  95. rogerWWEgoodell says: Feb 12, 2016 3:00 PM

    “In addition to punches being thrown, there were some kicks that looked as if they were being leveled and that’s unconscionable and it’s cowardly,” Kenney said.

    Someone clearly doesn’t know the idea behind a fight is to win it.

  96. metalman5150 says: Feb 12, 2016 3:04 PM

    Bc a millionaire, McCoy could afford his own wine, he had to steal it from some dudes that tried to take it back, and wound up getting their faces broken, instead.

    Oh but it’s the officers fault? bc they didn’t identify themselves as cops?

    Like when the bottle was stolen DUDE “A” went to DUDE “B” and said, we should call the…… wait for it…. the cops!

  97. youknowiknowitall says: Feb 12, 2016 3:04 PM

    What you see on the tape is Shady throwing one punch, one punch, that is it…..he didn’t stomp anyone, he throws one punch and then someone steps in and grabs him.
    ————-
    But what else (might have) happened that wasn’t on that one tape?

  98. spacealbatross says: Feb 12, 2016 3:22 PM

    saw the video, one weak underhand punch thrown. If they had anything Shady would of been in cuffs that night. Now time passes and they are saying alot but they are not doing anything. Off Duty cops, not identifying themselves, at a club at 3AM and ordering expensive champaign? This whole thing sounds off, now you have some douchey Mayor coming out and making proclamations of guilt? Get your house in order before you comment on something that someone else is paid to do.

  99. damcmp says: Feb 12, 2016 3:25 PM

    football players should be held accountable like everyone else!!!!

  100. henryjones20 says: Feb 12, 2016 3:26 PM

    EBROWNEAGE- Read the news bro!! The one officer who tried breaking up the fight said he was a cop. whats your reason 4 standing behind shady now? loser

  101. henryjones20 says: Feb 12, 2016 3:28 PM

    Amazes me how so many ppl back this guy but he couldn’t care less about you.carry on though

  102. youbettercallsaul says: Feb 12, 2016 3:30 PM

    This is why Florio needs to bring back Taco Bill and the Turd Watch…between this clown and Manziel, the fun he could have.

  103. whispersd says: Feb 12, 2016 4:05 PM

    Living in a GLASS HOUSE NE fans?

    —————-

    Nope.

    Hernandez was cut the day he was arrested and no Patriots’ fans had any problem with that. He had more defenders from his college-era UF connections (like the Pouncey brothers) than he did in New England.

    It’s weird how people don’t think for a half second before launching an irrational accusation towards New England. But I guess we’re long past the point where evidence is needed for the haters to keep hating.

    Sad more than anything else.

  104. ebrownwareagle says: Feb 12, 2016 4:20 PM

    @henryjones20

    I’ll be that loser that loser typewriter tough guy! Like you said the one who did s0….. Wait for it: …….. after the ruckus started. Carry on! The courage strength and power that one exhibits while using a keyboard. Fascinating!!

  105. dynam01 says: Feb 12, 2016 4:22 PM

    Wait! You mean we are now supposed to reserve judgment and assess the facts in a calm and dispassionate manner? Am I missing something here (coffRayricecoffcoff)?

  106. TheWizard says: Feb 12, 2016 4:36 PM

    You could make the case that a group of drunken off-duty police officers is a greater danger to the public than a group of drunken young black men

    You could, but it would be preposterous.

  107. tardisjockey says: Feb 12, 2016 4:55 PM

    Why so much animosity for McCoy? Does standing by the right to be treated as innocent until proven guilty really equate with having someone’s back?

    As far as McCoy’s “shadiness” goes, he has never been arrested before, and otherwise has a penchant for not tipping and calling an ex-coach racist. So what else makes him so particularly despicable to you? There are plenty of egotistical a-holes in professional sports, and many more with much worse in terms of actual criminal record.

    And even if he is a scumbag, it does not mean he is guilty of anything.

    So the allegations are that one of McCoy’s posse (not him by any account) tried to take some champagne that didn’t belong to him. A drunken early a.m. brawl in a bar ensued. How shocking.

    So the other guys were off duty cops. So what? If they cut you off in an unmarked car on the highway and you rear ended them, is it any worse than an accident with someone else?

    One of them claims that after the fight was going on he identified himself as a cop and tried to break it up. That is his version of events. I would guess there are at least two dozen versions of what happened.

    As far as the videos that are out there, I’ve seen three different ones with various attempts to enhance them. A fair statement is that one maybe shows McCoy trying to throw one punch before being dragged away. Did he actually hit one of the injured cops? Can’t tell. IF any of these videos end up being admissible at trial, it will be up to a jury to decide what weight this has along with the rest of the actual testimony and evidence.

    An interesting thing to note is that the off-duty cops apparently drove themselves to the E.R. and then reported the incident. A cynic might say they only decided to report it when they sobered up, decided that they would somehow have to explain their injuries at work, and got their stories straight…

    Is it unfortunate that these guys got hurt? Of course it is. But it would be no less unfortunate if they were not off-duty cops. The question is if anybody would end up being prosecuted if it were just some other poor, non-police schmucks that ended up on the wrong end of a bar fight.

    So is McCoy a scumbag? Maybe. Is he guilty of this assault? Not one of us knows at this point, but I will stand by anyone’s right to claim innocence until proven otherwise. There appear to be enough discrepancies right now to hardly jump to any conclusions. If he is found guilty, he should face the consequences then, not before.

  108. ruffbufffire says: Feb 12, 2016 4:57 PM

    All cops are great! Signed Rodney King

  109. eagles777 says: Feb 12, 2016 5:29 PM

    “With all due respect to Mayor Kenney, he should butt out of this one. The case could be headed for a jury that is supposed to be fair and impartial. His comments will make it harder to ensure that a juror will not disregard McCoy’s presumption of innocence.

    Also, Kenney’s comments assume (perhaps incorrectly) that McCoy knew he was fighting police officers. While it makes no difference if the victim is or isn’t a member of the police force, Kenney’s comments create the impression that McCoy decided to bully a guy who was whistling while he walked a beat on Broad St.”

    yo, Florio, most Philly jurors don’t know who or care who Kenny is.

  110. eagles512 says: Feb 12, 2016 5:34 PM

    The mayor who said a shooting of a cop in the name of Islam was not Radical Islamic Terrorism is now worried about our cops?

  111. boiler72 says: Feb 12, 2016 5:47 PM

    Cue up the progressive liberal idiots.

  112. billsboy88 says: Feb 12, 2016 6:31 PM

    You don’t know if McCoy actually did any of the things you say he did.

    This reeks of a political stunt based on the language he used alone

  113. mrmcdougle says: Feb 12, 2016 7:23 PM

    boiler72 says:
    Feb 12, 2016 5:47 PM
    Cue up the progressive liberal idiots.
    ——

    Why? Does there have to be equal counts, to match up with the traditional conservative idiots?

  114. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Feb 12, 2016 7:48 PM

    It Takes 3 Mannings To Equal One Brady says:
    Feb 12, 2016 10:30 AM
    Let the “Cops are jerks (because I am always disrespectful to them)…” comments begin
    ====

    Let the “I have know idea what the facts are” comments begin.

    You do realize that they were off duty, not in uniform, and never once announced themselves as officers, right?

  115. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Feb 12, 2016 7:59 PM

    joetoronto says:
    Feb 12, 2016 11:47 AM
    billswillnevermove says:
    Feb 12, 2016 11:12 AM
    The mayor should be finding out what these two idiot off duty cops were doing at 3am, drunk like everyone else.
    ………………..
    They mayor should find out why citizens are out at a bar ?

    Police officers when off duty are citizens and are allowed to engage in the same practices as anyone else as long as they are legal.
    ==========

    And when they get in bar fights, they should be treated just like regular citizens and not be protected from prosecution for their roles in the fight, as these cops will be.

    Usually, when there is a bar fight, all parties are arrested and the facts are sorted out in court. Notice there has been no talk of arresting these “citizens”.

  116. mackcarrington says: Feb 12, 2016 8:21 PM

    McCoy is cooked! With the mayor chiming in, they’re going to make sure the case against him is airtight before they proceed with charges. They’re just getting all their ducks in a row.

  117. tonebones says: Feb 12, 2016 10:15 PM

    So this McCoy guy is the player that Chip Kelly got run out of town for letting go? OMG. Poor Philly fans. Your owner just doesn’t know which end is up.

  118. bishoplanky says: Feb 12, 2016 10:18 PM

    Almost perfect telling for both sides…my problem is this…regular (another issue) person, goes to jail for this. Off duty…that’s your problem, you are now a citizen of the US. Off duty, same thing as On Duty….U have a job, just like anybody else, u DON’T get extra rights. The other side…just cause you are a “star”, doesn’t mean you get extra perks. The whole thing is nothing more than a BS politics thing….But…by all means…let’s make this a big deal…it surely trumps Johnny Football, and any other things going on.

  119. jjeastwald says: Feb 12, 2016 10:21 PM

    newjerseygiants says:
    Feb 12, 2016 11:04 AM
    Of course the cops are innocent and did nothing to provoke the fight….right?
    —————————————————————-

    No they had the audacity to buy alcohol in front of athletes/criminals. You can’t do that. You have to yield way and let them in front of you, or buy for them and pose for a picture.

    How dare those off-duty officers. They’ll learn next time to just let them take it, and not say anything.

  120. robvikes1 says: Feb 12, 2016 10:38 PM

    McCoy must have missed the symposium that cris carter led about having a fall guy!!

  121. nfceastfan says: Feb 12, 2016 10:44 PM

    ravensmurdermurdermurder says:
    Feb 12, 2016 11:22 AM

    Whoa Whoa Whoa…But we’ll defend Michael Brown and destroy a cops life for defending himself against a criminal. The POTUS sends DOJ out but can’t say McCoy needs to go to jail.
    ==============================
    Bingo, but you can’t say that on a website run by progressives. Those guys don’t believe in the Constitution or free speech unless it fits neatly into their narrative at the time.

    29

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  122. wahoo21 says: Feb 12, 2016 11:11 PM

    I think Shady’s PSI was under 12.5

    Guilty……..just because

    Thats the NFL way

  123. lguard78 says: Feb 12, 2016 11:22 PM

    The mayor sounds like a Chris Christie wanna be. Between Philly and New Jersey the toilet of the nation

  124. couchbasher says: Feb 13, 2016 12:54 AM

    Chip Kelly wants him in prison too.

  125. couchbasher says: Feb 13, 2016 12:56 AM

    Think LeSean will answer Chip’s phone call from prison this time???

  126. bullcharger says: Feb 13, 2016 4:38 AM

    Would be interesting to know if the off duty officers were acting in their official capacity at any point or at least announced they were police.

    It would also be interesting to know if this was a one way beating or a mutual fight that ended up being lost by accusors.

    Assault is one thing as a result of a bar fight where there may have been a mutual fight going on. That should be should end up being settled with a peace bond or something, but aggravated assault against a police officer is another thing all together.

  127. mutohasaposse says: Feb 13, 2016 8:01 AM

    So annoying to hear everyone chiming in that all cops are all bad guys, based on a few highly publicized incidents.

    Anyone using that same logic about Muslims all being terrorists is dubbed a racist idiot but the exact same logic is cool if you want to decry all cops as bad guys.

  128. lagg1 says: Feb 13, 2016 10:13 AM

    We must remind ourselves that we get police officers from the human race-the same as doctors, lawyers, bankers, priests, rabbis, football players and pedophiles. Cops risk their lives for $40k a year plus work mostly in sewers. Sometimes we get what we pay for. If these individuals were wrong then they should be dealt with. If McCoy was involved then assault charges should be forthcoming. Let’s get the truth first.

  129. craigo22 says: Feb 13, 2016 10:38 AM

    So why does everyone emphasize that the two victims were off duty police officers? If they are off duty and partying in a club, that sounds like civilians to me. I’m not condoning this at all but you have to notice how media turns this into a more ” political” problem then it has to be. If they beat up two off duty doctors would they face as much scrutiny?

  130. nflhatesraiders says: Feb 13, 2016 12:01 PM

    Bills should sign Matt Forte think he would be a nice fit in Buffalo.

  131. dieselchadron says: Feb 13, 2016 12:36 PM

    I have to admit it. My first response was to join the side opposite the footballer. I suppose it has to do with the assumption that any fight involving a pro footballer would not be a fair fight due to the footballer’s unusual strength.

    However, the comments here have changed my mind. After both sides of this story have come out, then is the time to decide.

    However, I can understand why Kenney came out on the side opposite the footballer. On one level, I think he automatically empathises with the footballer’s adversary because the footballer is far stronger than Kenney too. On another level, the state will always side with the state. Sad to say, because it’s evidence that Kenney has a state v population attitude.

    Kenney should retract his statement until more facts come out. If he does not, then he could wind up looking really bad.

  132. 6superbowls says: Feb 18, 2016 7:35 AM

    What a great country we live in?

    Mayor: a job you don’t really need any qualifications for. You just need to be able to quietly take bribes under the table to earn enough to out-commercial your opponent and not be a complete moron for one or two years prior to any election to get a job. Doesn’t matter if you’re completely unqualified. So long as you can fool 51% of the voters in your area.

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