LeSean McCoy may not be arrested for his role in a bar brawl with off-duty cops. Philadelphia Police have concluded their investigation and CSNPhilly.com reports the District Attorney’s office is “pushing back” against issuing an arrest warrant for the Buffalo Bills running back.
According to law enforcement officials, tension between the District Attorney’s office and PPD has risen over the last few days because of the delay in charging McCoy and three other men for their alleged role in a fight at Recess Lounge in Old City early on the morning of Feb. 7. Sources told CSNPhilly.com that the D.A.’s office is hesitant to issue warrants because it has questions about the conduct of the officers that evening, including that the officers did not call 9-1-1 during the incident and whether they were drinking to excess.
Police reports claim that off-duty officers Darnell Jessie, Roland Butler and Sergeat Daniel Ayers ordered four bottles of champagne that night. A member of McCoy’s group, former Pitt football player Tamarcus Porter, began to argue with Butler over who owned one of the bottles. That started a fight between the officers and McCoy, Porter, former NFL running back Curtis Brinkley and a friend, Christopher Henderson.
During the fight Butler was knocked down and “punched, kicked and stomped about his body and head multiple times.” He took himself to Delaware County Memorial Hospital shortly after and was treated for a broken nose, broken ribs, a sprained thumb and a laceration to his right eye. Meanwhile, Jessie was admitted to Hahnemann Hospital where he received treatment for a possible skull fracture and needed stitches above his left eye.
Basically this sounds like two drunken groups of guys arguing over who was touching whose alcohol. While charges may come for McCoy, it’s clear the District Attorney is not confident in a conviction based on the behavior of the officers.