PHILADELPHIA (CBSNewYork/AP) — Philadelphia police have reportedly recommended that charges be filed against Bills running back LeSean McCoy following a nightclub brawl that left two off-duty cops injured.
Arrest warrants are expected to be issued soon in the case, ESPN reported Wednesday. Police have wrapped up their investigation and turned over their findings to the district attorney’s office, which is reviewing it for potential charges.
WPVI-TV reported that police have suggested prosecutors charge McCoy with aggravated assault.
McCoy’s lawyer told ESPN that the running back will turn himself in if he is charged.
The fight left one police officer with a broken nose and broken ribs and the other with a possible skull fracture.
The incident occurred early Sunday morning after an argument broke out between McCoy’s party and the officers over a bottle of champagne.
After one 40-year-old officer was knocked to the ground, he was punched, kicked and stomped multiple times on his body and head, police said Monday.
When the second officer, also 40, intervened with security guards, he was also injured, police said. All were ejected from the club.
McCoy played for the Bills last season after being traded from the Philadelphia Eagles, where he played for six seasons.
The Bills released a statement Monday saying they were aware of the report and were gathering information.
Police said they did not want to publicly identify the four suspects until arrest warrants are approved, though they said at least some had NFL connections.
In a video obtained by TMZ, a man said to be McCoy is seeing throwing multiple punches.
The two officers did not identify themselves as policemen to their alleged attackers, police Lt. John Stanford said. They are not expected to be charged, WPVI reported.
According to a police incident report obtained by The Philadelphia Inquirer and KYW-TV, the incident occurred at the Recess Lounge in Philadelphia’s Old City neighborhood.
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