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Attorney says LeSean McCoy “did nothing wrong”

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As the investigation regarding Bills running back LeSean McCoy’s role in a Super Bowl weekend nightclub fracas continues, one of the men paid to pursue McCoy’s innocence not surprisingly is proclaiming it.

Via Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News, attorney Dennis Cogan said that McCoy is innocent.

“We trust that they are really taking time to consider all the surrounding circumstances,” Cogan said regarding the lingering investigation. “But I’m here to say and I’m telling you that McCoy did nothing wrong, nothing wrong. And he was sober. The questions will have to be asked about the conditions of other people.”

A source close to the investigation told Carucci that the Philadelphia District Attorney will likely hold a press conference to share its findings on Thursday or Friday.

“It’s truly extraordinary to have this kind of a delay in this kind of case,” a source close to the investigation told Carucci. “It’s not a six-month investigation where there’s wire taps and surveillance and confidential informants placed inside of a drug organization. This is, essentially, a simple bar fight. And it raises all sorts of questions about the extent to which the prosecutor’s office is confident in the information that’s been provided them.”

Or maybe the prosecutor is simply being cautious, because the prosecutor knows that the case is being handled by a quality of attorney that the run-of-the-mill, indigent defendant can’t afford.

Whatever happens with any possible criminal charges, which will stick only with proof beyond a reasonable doubt, the NFL can discipline McCoy under a much lower standard of proof.

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68 Responses to “Attorney says LeSean McCoy “did nothing wrong””
  1. genericcommenter says: Feb 17, 2016 10:17 PM

    It’s not inconceivable that the most famous person in a bar fight is not the most wrong of the participants.

  2. skoobyfl says: Feb 17, 2016 10:19 PM

    Shady cops have some answering on how they can afford $1,200 bottles of bubbly.

  3. 1smoothoperator says: Feb 17, 2016 10:20 PM

    “The NFL can discipline McCoy under a much lower standard of Proof”….or no proof at all…ie Brady.

  4. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 17, 2016 10:26 PM

    If he’s so innocent, why do they call him “Shady”?

  5. shyts7 says: Feb 17, 2016 10:27 PM

    Well apparently he is watching a totally different than what is out there.

  6. trollaikman8 says: Feb 17, 2016 10:33 PM

    That’s a great attorney.

  7. simplec72 says: Feb 17, 2016 10:36 PM

    TMZ video in 3…2…1…

  8. ohand16 says: Feb 17, 2016 10:40 PM

    That’s a pretty sound analysis. Worth every penny.

  9. ohand16 says: Feb 17, 2016 10:43 PM

    Translation : the defense has identified their fall guy

  10. minnesotablizzard says: Feb 17, 2016 10:44 PM

    If I am McCoy I force Philly’s hand and schedule a vacation aboard. To a non extradition type place, a nice grass fed steak and malbec in Argentina? I even fly out of Philly airport if the flight is available but you usually have to connect through in Atlanta to go to South America… See if they detain you at the airport or not. Make them make a move.

  11. ohand16 says: Feb 17, 2016 10:44 PM

    Can we please get past this so Shady can get in some real trouble before OTA’s?

  12. tonyromosclutchgene says: Feb 17, 2016 10:46 PM

    This dude has had the skids greased for him since high school believe me….

  13. levanderwilliams says: Feb 17, 2016 10:55 PM

    Manchild McCoy strikes again! This dude has been involved is SO MANY off the field issues…but is ALWAYS innocent, right? News flash Mr. Lawyer: There is video evidence that shows your client throwing a punch at an off duty cop!! Grow a pair and put this chump cheer he belongs…behind bars with the rest of his fall guys.

    *Hey Chris Carter, see what I did there?

  14. jpell86 says: Feb 17, 2016 10:57 PM

    Wow. He got into a bar fight. Most amazing story I’ve ever read. Give me a break.

  15. srector1224 says: Feb 17, 2016 11:02 PM

    Isn’t it possible that maybe the off-duty cops who were sent to the hospital were drunk and out of line and therefore deserved to have their heads knocked??

    I wouldn’t be surprised that the only reason charges have been filed by police is because it involved 2 of their officers and they’re pissed and want a piece of flesh

    Blue code bullcrap

  16. oldmanpaco says: Feb 17, 2016 11:03 PM

    So has it been proven who was actually stealing from who?

  17. jpell86 says: Feb 17, 2016 11:04 PM

    You know the more time that passes the more disappointed I get in the 24-7-365 news cycle.

  18. Chris says: Feb 17, 2016 11:11 PM

    “He was sober.”

    That’s even more troubling.

  19. catfish252 says: Feb 17, 2016 11:12 PM

    Shoot, that camera must have had a bad lens.

  20. f1restarter says: Feb 17, 2016 11:14 PM

    Well that’s that, then.

    If his hired mouthpiece said it, it must be true.

    Next story.

  21. george1859 says: Feb 17, 2016 11:17 PM

    Neither did OJ… But there wasn’t video of OJ, and there is a little vid of shady taking swings.

    I’m from Buffalo, and I’m so embarrassed this guy wears our colors.

  22. catquick says: Feb 17, 2016 11:22 PM

    What to do, what to do? The D.A. man is wondering how he can get charges against McCoy without having McCoys lawyers putting them on the stand and forcing them to testify under oath about certain “irregualarities” that have been mentioned, like how flatfoots afford $1,200 bottles of champaign, 4, for a total of $4,800, plus tax and tip, on a patrolmans salary. These cops lives are going to be scrutinized in a way the D.A. probably wouldn’t be comfortable with, but the loudmouth mayor already blew his foghorn without knowing the true facts of the case, all for perceived political capital.

  23. mikeytrapp says: Feb 17, 2016 11:29 PM

    I hope Shady likes Tampa. Perfect fit.

  24. ruffbufffire says: Feb 17, 2016 11:30 PM

    Yes!

  25. pillowflip says: Feb 17, 2016 11:38 PM

    “The NFL can discipline McCoy under a much lower standard of proof.”

    The objectives of the Atty’s statement in this case are clear and to most, biased.

    However does the above statement which is true, piss anyone else off? For some reason, regardless of circumstance, it goes against the founding principles of our justice system and that bothers me. (Exception…when it affects my team)…maybe, kinda, but still..?

  26. orandegadsen says: Feb 17, 2016 11:38 PM

    Innocent? He’s a criminal

  27. seriously423 says: Feb 17, 2016 11:54 PM

    just another day in paradise for LM…sooner or later it’s going to rain.

  28. rhamrhoddy says: Feb 18, 2016 12:15 AM

    As a wise commenter on this site once said: “Suspend him 4 games and say say integrity a bunch”

  29. ishallcomment says: Feb 18, 2016 1:11 AM

    “Did nothing wrong”

    Said every convicted felon ever…

  30. jrossizzle says: Feb 18, 2016 1:15 AM

    Shady got a Fall Guy – we good

  31. imwhitewolf says: Feb 18, 2016 1:53 AM

    hot damn, if I pay an attorney I would sure hope he’d claim I did nothing wrong also.

  32. philly462 says: Feb 18, 2016 2:29 AM

    McCoy never does anything wrong.

    He didn’t nearly fail out of Bishop McDevitt, forcing him to go to prep school. He didn’t end up a third string running back at the prep school and end up losing his commitment to Miami to Craig Cooper because of his attitude there. He wasn’t a completely me first player at Pittsburgh, where a good amount of his teammates despised him. He’s never complained about contracts forcing numerous extensions, thrown parties where women have to sign secrecy waivers, started locker room fights or pulled the race card for no reason.

    LeSean McCoy is the unluckiest man on the planet. The entire world is out to get him.

    When Buffalo cuts him, which they should, it won’t be his fault for him, one of his toolbag buddies from Pitt and a group of friends have a boot party on the heads of two off duty cops because TJ wanted their bottle of champagne.

    I didn’t think it got worse than DeSean Jackson. It does.

  33. thisonesforpat says: Feb 18, 2016 3:00 AM

    I think Paulie said he’d done “nothing wrong” after Viyo Corleone got shot.

    Funny thing is it’s hard to tell who’s the tougher guy: a couple off-duty Philly cops or the people that supervise the off-duty Philly cops.

  34. reprob8 says: Feb 18, 2016 5:02 AM

    Either way that it goes, it will be the most expensive bottle of champagne that McCoy has EVER paid for!

  35. sidepull says: Feb 18, 2016 6:51 AM

    Wow. A clients attorney actually says his client did nothing wrong.

  36. crush22 says: Feb 18, 2016 7:12 AM

    The video says otherwise.

  37. devilsmetsgiants says: Feb 18, 2016 7:17 AM

    Well if his attorney said that then we can put the whole thing to rest.

  38. officialgame says: Feb 18, 2016 7:19 AM

    So the attorney was at the scene? Anyone with eyes who watched the video saw Mr Shady was right in the thick of things. He has money and will probably get off but he was involved and he is an idiot.

  39. paulrevereshorse1775 says: Feb 18, 2016 7:23 AM

    It’s not like attorneys, on a regular basis, make statements saying “my client broke the law” before the investigation is complete.

  40. 2since96 says: Feb 18, 2016 7:28 AM

    Team Shady ready for that war…not gonna lose in court to two cops…although i do wonder how two cops that make what, 50k a year, could afford four bottles of champagne at a nightclub…nvm, theyre cops, prolly bought it w money they extorted from drug dealers.

    And people wonder why americans dont trust cops…

  41. seancon008 says: Feb 18, 2016 7:31 AM

    Please that’s this guys life….never did anything wrong…always someone else…always says other people are lying…even when they have pictures and video of him fighting. Enjoy your paid vacation, hope you grow up

  42. shadowman1433 says: Feb 18, 2016 7:31 AM

    Well if his lawyer said he did nothing wrong it must be true because lawyers always tell the truth.

  43. norseyapper says: Feb 18, 2016 8:07 AM

    Of course. He did nothing wrong, he was an innocent bystander, and he was stone cold sober at a night club at 2:30 in the morning.
    That all seems clear enough and you have to believe the words of a lawyer right?
    What a ridiculous example of a prosecutor avoiding the job they were elected to do.
    You had the video and the testimony the next morning. Grow a set and do your job!

  44. touchdownroddywhite says: Feb 18, 2016 8:07 AM

    “And it raises all sorts of questions about the extent to which the prosecutor’s office is confident in the information that’s been provided them.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Called it. Thousand dollar bottles champagne being stolen from every day people by millionaires doesn’t add up. I don’t even like McCoy but I have a feeling he walks away from this one with his head held high.

  45. toddsuperbowles says: Feb 18, 2016 8:18 AM

    Lee Majors

  46. BradyIsTheGCOAT says: Feb 18, 2016 8:23 AM

    This attorney must have been hired out of Fauxboro because he’s got some patriot delusion about guilt.

  47. buffalo75vette says: Feb 18, 2016 8:52 AM

    People are saying the video shows otherwise. Which part is that? Did we see him actually make contact with the punch? I am curious as to what happened before that. Just can’t make a educated decision on 1 piece of video that actually shows a whole lot of nothing

  48. orangeraider says: Feb 18, 2016 9:00 AM

    I bet that attorney is not of the public defender type

  49. chrishansonmanson says: Feb 18, 2016 9:08 AM

    LaSean McCoy make DeSean Jackson look like Steven Erkel

  50. dohczeppelin says: Feb 18, 2016 9:16 AM

    philly462 says:
    Feb 18, 2016 2:29 AM
    McCoy never does anything wrong.

    He didn’t nearly fail out of Bishop McDevitt, forcing him to go to prep school. He didn’t end up a third string running back at the prep school and end up losing his commitment to Miami to Craig Cooper because of his attitude there. He wasn’t a completely me first player at Pittsburgh, where a good amount of his teammates despised him. He’s never complained about contracts forcing numerous extensions, thrown parties where women have to sign secrecy waivers, started locker room fights or pulled the race card for no reason.

    _____________________________

    Newsflash. Most NFL players are jerks. Most of them came from poverty, they have lived a bizarre life where they were just always better than everyone else, and now they’re paid millions of dollars to work out and smash people for your entertainment. This isn’t a book club.

    Not saying I like it that way, merely saying that’s how it is. I’m just guessing you didn’t feel as strongly about it when he was the star player of the Eagles.

  51. mongo3401 says: Feb 18, 2016 9:18 AM

    if no cops were involved , this would never be a story. 2 Philly cops got a beaten, It’s usually the cops issueing the beating. They can dish it out but sure can’t take it.

  52. baltimoresnativeson says: Feb 18, 2016 9:25 AM

    I miss the days when a bar fight wasn’t a big deal. The wussification of America continues.

  53. tardisjockey says: Feb 18, 2016 9:28 AM

    Yeah – what is this smoking gun video that everyone seems to think has McCoy dead to rights guilty?

    I’ve seen 3 videos, all of which have to be enhanced in some fashion to point out who it is believed is McCoy. Out of those, there is one brief moment when maybe he swings a punch but there is no way of knowing who/what it hits, if anything. A lot more of him being dragged around. Otherwise, a mob of people milling about as you might expect in a bar brawl. No telling if any of these videos will be admissible if case ever gets to trial.

    And as we all know from watching NFL games, it is the retaliator who usually gets caught. People clearly only started video taping after the fight started. Something tells me that off duty cops who get beat up while innocently minding their own business don’t usually drive themselves to the hospital after getting tossed by the bouncers and only think about reporting the incident a few hours later…

    Anyhow, real world result of such bar fights is to generally charge everyone involved with disorderly conduct. As a first time offender under NFL conduct policy (despite how shady everyone thinks McCoy is), probably a 1 or 2 game suspension.

  54. paulrevereshorse1775 says: Feb 18, 2016 9:28 AM

    Lawyers. Can’t live with ’em, can’t live witho….wait….I could probably live without ’em. Assuming that meant all of them.

  55. jjackwagon says: Feb 18, 2016 9:36 AM

    So he was just holding his boyfriends jacket while the boyfriend was putting in work? Riiiiiiight!

  56. followme2boston says: Feb 18, 2016 9:42 AM

    I have to confess after a lot of videos over the years of cops beating people down, it was nice to see the tables turned for once.

  57. stevegrogannakedbootleg says: Feb 18, 2016 9:43 AM

    News story … High priced suit states client innocent

  58. bchap17 says: Feb 18, 2016 9:55 AM

    Extinguish the torches and store the pitchforks.

  59. gmfw7 says: Feb 18, 2016 10:04 AM

    everyone who keeps bringing up “how to police afford $1200 bottles of champagne….they must be crooked” you guys are just extremely misinformed if you think cops don’t make enough money to afford that. first off, you guys don’t know these guys lives and what kind of expenses they have…maybe they don’t have kids or wives and don’t own their owns homes yet, and blowing money like this every once in a while isn’t a big deal. that’s off my original point though…my best friend is a cop in philadelphia. not high ranking…just a regular good ‘ol patrol man. he makes between $80,000 and $100,000 a year. no, his salary is nowhere near that…but he has to make appearances in court several times every week (when a cop is off duty and goes to court for an arrest the made they are paid a half a day’s worth of overtime…even if they are there for 15 minutes). sometimes he clears $4,000 in a paycheck. he has a wife and a house and when we all get together and go get bottle service at a club he has plenty money to put towards the tab. so everyone settle down with this “how can they afford champagne” narrative like they got into a fight on a G5 chartered jet. going out once in a while and spending a couple grande is something that most young men with jobs can do

  60. infectorman says: Feb 18, 2016 10:08 AM

    “He was sober”

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    BAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Wait, let me catch my breath….

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA
    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
    BHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA
    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    You’re paying this attorney how much per hour to come up with gems like that?

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  61. rootpain says: Feb 18, 2016 11:06 AM

    Just another example of Millennial Affluenza & Arrogance Syndrome. That’s his right, right? And I suppose the cops should consider themselves lucky. Under similar circumstances, had it been Aaron Hernandez, he would have stocked and killed them after leaving the bar.
    Gets tiring, this whole “I never asked to be a role model thing.” Yeah you did when you joined the NFL and agreed that your behavior does in fact impact the reputation of the NFL. And that the millions you are paid does in fact impose certain expectations on your off field activities. Stupid is as stupid does LeSean. Stop being so stupid.

  62. PegulaBucks says: Feb 18, 2016 11:07 AM

    Wasn’t Jalil Okafor beating people up in Boston just a few months ago? Just wondering if the Philly fans who have a grudge against McCoy remember this.

  63. granadafan says: Feb 18, 2016 11:27 AM

    “baltimoresnativeson says:
    Feb 18, 2016 9:25 AM
    I miss the days when a bar fight wasn’t a big deal. The wussification of America continues.”
    =====================================

    This has nothing to do with the overused and incorrect “wussification of America”. Newsflash, no one cares about barfights except two OFF DUTY cops and their embarrassed and butthurt police brethren.

  64. laserw says: Feb 18, 2016 11:55 AM

    I think everyone in Philthydelphia is guilty of something – what a horrific city – dirty and filled with nasty people. You can take a person out of Philthydelphia, but you can’t take the Philthydelphia out of the person.

  65. whitewalkerinphilly says: Feb 18, 2016 11:59 AM

    “This is, essentially, a simple bar fight. And it raises all sorts of questions about the extent to which the prosecutor’s office is confident in the information that’s been provided them”

    What? It’s difficult to find sober and unbiased corroborating witnesses in a club where people have been drinking, at 2:45 am? I am shocked! [/sarcasm]

    Ok, for real now, the story the plaintiffs have told definitely has some irregularities. It sounds like the stories that teenagers tell their parents when they get into a scuffle and don’t want to get in trouble.

  66. unclebluck says: Feb 18, 2016 12:00 PM

    levanderwilliams says:
    Feb 17, 2016 10:55 PM
    Manchild McCoy strikes again! This dude has been involved is SO MANY off the field issues…but is ALWAYS innocent, right? News flash Mr. Lawyer: There is video evidence that shows your client throwing a punch at an off duty cop!! Grow a pair and put this chump cheer he belongs…behind bars with the rest of his fall guys.

    Newsflash…the video shows McCoy throwing a punch but it does not show it landing…….

  67. Waldo says: Feb 18, 2016 12:02 PM

    Man , What’s so bad . He Just threw One Punch and Kicked only a couple of times of cops on the floor of a Bar .That’s Life in the Hood.
    Shady just being a Brother .Let Bro’s be Bro’s !

  68. paytonscamming says: Feb 18, 2016 3:39 PM

    Off duty cops make arrests and/or call for back up all the time. So why not this time? Could it have been that they needed time to get their story straight? What they thought was going to be a story of them beating Shady’s azz turned into them being on the losing end of just another bar fight. A fight that would get them fired if they didn’t play the victim(s).

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