After the Bills pulled the plug on the Instagram post touting a ladies-only party thrown by running back LeSean McCoy, it was unclear whether the ladies-only party would proceed.
Reportedly, it will.
According to Mare McKeever of Philly.com, the party is still on.
“This is 100 percent a private party at a private location. We are being very selective with who we invite. We don’t want a bunch of random guys he doesn’t know showing up,” McCoy’s publicist, Damian Jordan, told McKeever.
Actually, McCoy doesn’t want any guys showing up. Other than the guys he considers close friends, presumably.
Jordan also confirmed that the ladies invited to attend will indeed be signing some form of a confidentiality agreement. But will that really matter? If someone decides to sneak in a phone (surely, efforts will be made to confiscate anything that could capture video or audio at the door) and capture images from the party and sell them to TMZ, what will McCoy do? File a lawsuit?
Then there’s the chance that TMZ or someone else will pay someone in advance to attend the party for the purpose not of partying but of generating evidence of what happens at the party.
The NFL and the Bills can’t stop McCoy from going forward with the party, but they can explain to him the potential consequences, if the Personal Conduct Policy is violated in any way. On past occasions, the NFL has sent letters to players who publicly vowed to inflict injury on, for example, the opposing quarterback with a stern warning of what will happen if the playing rules are violated in the process. With the league so focused on off-field misconduct, there’s not much of a difference here.
Meanwhile, the forbidden-fruit quality of the party, thanks to the buzz resulting from the team’s directive that McCoy take down the Instagram post and the media coverage of the event, could result in even more women attempting to get an invitation. Which could make the Bills and the NFL even more nervous about what may transpire.