Reports: LeSean McCoy will not be charged for bar fight

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Bills running back LeSean McCoy will reportedly not face charges in connection with a bar fight in Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia legal blog BigTrial.net was the first of multiple outlets to report that prosecutors have decided not to file any charges.

McCoy and former NFL running back Curtis Brinkley were accused of involvement in a fight that ended with two off-duty police officers being hospitalized.

The mayor of Philadelphia and the president of the Fraternal Order of Police have both said they believe McCoy should be charged. A cell phone video of the incident has been published, although it’s not clear enough to tell precisely what happened.

It’s still possible that McCoy could be disciplined by the NFL. Since the NFL uses a much lower standard than the criminal justice system does, it’s too early to know whether McCoy is in the clear.

60 responses to “Reports: LeSean McCoy will not be charged for bar fight

  1. in other news.

    LeSean McCoy has boosted his fantasy draft position to the end of rd-2.

  2. Most likely decided against it because of the embarrassment it would have caused the city. The off duty cops were obviously complicit in the altercation and probably the instigators as well.

  3. I knew it, I knew it. The more they delay you can bet it will get dropped. Plus those cops do NOT want a high priced lawyer digging through their closets.

  4. Even with the the Philly Mayor trying to cash in on publicity of the situation it was clear from the start both the off-duty cops and McCoy and his people had a bar fight over booze.

    Now the sad part about this if it was an everyday Joe Working Man – the lying cops story would have held up and the other party would be in jail.

  5. “I’m confused, if they have evidence, then why not?
    No grand jury, nothing?” ———————————————————————————————————-
    The most likely explanation is there isn’t clear cut evidence as to who “threw the 1st punch” or that they would also have to charge one or more of the cops if they charged McCoy.

    Wouldn’t it be nice in open court to hear the cops explain how they could afford $1200 bottles of champagne on their salaries?

  6. I’ll wait and see if the NfL goes after him . It will be a political decision . That is how they operate .

  7. The ol “Focus on the football player so no one yells for the cops to be arrested” trick.

  8. Who didn’t see this one coming ? Everybody , from the Philly mayor on down had Shady locked up with the key thrown away based on flimsy evidence involving two drunken off duty cops involved in a bar fight .

  9. alcohol + intoxicated ego’s = stupidity – I’m not stickin’ up for Shady, just sayin it sounds like they would have had to charge everybody including the officers. Bottom line is : He need’s to learn & be mindful that he’s got everyone watching & waiting for him to mess-up…

  10. You think him not being charged might have something to do with the fact that leSean, and Philly DA Seth Williams play in the same basketball league for fun?

  11. Typically for bar fights the DA will charge both parties are none unless there is clear evidence that one party was the obvious instigator/ started the fight. The mayor of Philadelphia and the Police fraternal order completely jumped the gun and made very embarrassing public statements without having any of the facts. Those statements may play nice with the cops who “protect the shield”, but in the public’s eye, they completely blew it.

    If Internal Affairs doesn’t investigate these two cops and how they could afford thousands of dollars of champagne, then Philly’s reputation of being corrupt as Russia lives up to its name.

  12. when it all shakes down , the cops more than likely had what they got , coming to them ….figured they were police and they can bully anyone one they want on duty or off duty …..Im sure when they were sitting in the ER begging for a pain killer they were rethinking their actions ….!!

  13. The police won’t change their story because, well, police and blue line.*
    Mayor will continue police because his term and reelection are easier with their support and compelling evidence is lacking.
    DA has to be a realist about odds of conviction.

    * I do not hate or dislike cops, socialized with enough city police to know their characteristics.

  14. Maybe the Mayor and the head of the police union should learn to act like professionals rather than the Enquirer, and actually wait until all the evidence is gathered before publicly rushing to judgment

  15. I knew this was coming. It is obvious the cops started the incident. Shady has the $$$, he should file a civil suit on those guys. GO BILLS!!!! See you week 1 Shady!!!

  16. its pretty simple to read between the lines here, the off duty police officer was either doing something that he wasn’t supposed to be doing or acting in a way he should not have (that’s were it is possible race may have played a factor but since McCoy likes playing that card its hard to say ), to the extend it was the assault was justified or going to court would have brought more to light then it was worth to press charges

  17. Good. This was a bunch of nonsense from the get go. With all of the craziness going on in this world we need to be concerned about a bar fight between a bunch of drunks? Nothing to see here…keep it moving.

  18. mbloom99 says:
    Apr 4, 2016 11:19 AM
    The police won’t change their story because, well, police and blue line.*
    Mayor will continue police because his term and reelection are easier with their support and compelling evidence is lacking.
    DA has to be a realist about odds of conviction.

    * I do not hate or dislike cops, socialized with enough city police to know their characteristics.

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    Do you even know what the “thin blue line” is? I do. And you’re completely using it out of context. Most ignorant people do. Google it before you go around spouting that’s it is some stupid code of silence that the idiots over at cop block would have you believe.

  19. toybkshr says:
    Apr 4, 2016 10:57 AM
    “I’m confused, if they have evidence, then why not?
    No grand jury, nothing?” ———————————————————————————————————-
    The most likely explanation is there isn’t clear cut evidence as to who “threw the 1st punch” or that they would also have to charge one or more of the cops if they charged McCoy.

    Wouldn’t it be nice in open court to hear the cops explain how they could afford $1200 bottles of champagne on their salaries?
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    You’really partially correct. If the DA can’t tell who instigated it OR if he determines the cops instigated it charges will be dropped and this would go no further. If he could determine fault lies with McCoy then he would have been charges. Ain’t it great to be a cop? Thereally are laws for society and separate laws for cops.

  20. while in the meantime the over zealous Santa Clara DA’s office still have not dropped the hit and run, vandalism, and DUI charges against Aldon Smith all the way back from Sept. 11th. You know in the county where you open your car door, and accidently nick the car next to you when they park to close, and you leave not knowing you put a 1/8th inch scratch in the car. A couple hours later you hear about it, so you walk back down to the parking lot and you get arrested for it. Yep that DA…..good tax dollars at work…..be careful I heard they might do a sting operation at Costco this weekend.

    Go Raiders!!! San Jose 49ers are a match made in Santa Clara.

  21. I have a feeling, the mayor is someone who doesn’t lose gracefully when pride is on the line. Plus even if Goodell tried to discipline him he would get out of it because they or he can’t prove he did anything wrong.

  22. If I was Shady I would talk to my ambulance chasers about filing a civil suit against the police and the Mayor…

  23. Of course they won’t be. However, I bet some police officers have much larger bank accounts now.

  24. Of course they won’t be. However, I’d bet some police officers have much larger bank accounts now.

  25. “It’s still possible that McCoy could be disciplined by the NFL. Since the NFL uses a much lower standard than the criminal justice system does, it’s too early to know whether McCoy is in the clear.”

    —————

    It’s one thing if he was charged and not successfully convicted. He wasn’t even charged!!! It would be a travesty if he were punished by the NFL.

  26. The DA did his Job, the police brought the case evidence to him, the DA needs to evaluate the statue of law (not emotional outcry)

    The problem is the public and media prejudices without the facts casting punishment.

    This is the way the legal system was set up to do. The really issue is the way people thought the outcome should have been.

  27. eagles1960 says:
    Apr 4, 2016 11:31 AM

    Liberty and justice for all. Translation the rich are not accountable.

    ——————

    Don’t you think maybe it’s possible it was a mutual bar scuffle and the off duty Police officers were at least equally at fault?

    I don’t see what it has to do with rich people not being held accountable. McCoy wasn’t even charged.

  28. I’m just gonna take a wild stab in the dark here….the guys who normally call the shots and stick it to whoever and whenever they want….made a business decision. McCoy’s attorneys would have exposed endless corruption.

  29. Screamin a smith’s week has been ruined now. He was fantasizing about calling the city racists for charging him with his typical diatribe. Now he and Reverend AL can go look for another race bating story elsewhere

  30. Screamin a smith’s week has been ruined now. He was fantasizing about calling the city racists for charging him with his typical diatribe. Now he and Reverend AL can go look for another race bating story elsewhere

    *********************************************************
    Actually its the opposite, this made his week, a case being decided by the evidence and not by the people involved…The off duty cops had to be wrong for the DA not to bring criminal charges…..things are changing slowly but at least they are changing for the better when a cop pointing the finger at someone use to automatically have someone thrown in jail..so BLM crowd is having a positive influence in situations like this..so it probably more of your week being ruined than Steve or Al

  31. Which group is more entitled and feel like they’re above the law? Cops or football players? Looks like we finally have our answer.

  32. I wonder who all you cop bashers call in an emergency or if you’ve been attacked by someone. I’m sure you all just take care of yourselves instead of associating with those people you love to ridicule.

    Regardless of how the off duty officers were acting (probably not with the utmost respect for fellow bar patrons), 95% of officers are just out there doing their jobs. I’m sure everybody here would love to be judged by the actions of the minority of whatever profession, race, or religion you relate to.

  33. One of these days america is going to come to realize the color of racism is green. If you have enough of it you don’t get charged but if you’re like me you do

  34. These cops are at least, bookies on the side. No way they are in da club poppn’ bottles on 40k salary.

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