PHILADELPHIA (CBSNewYork/AP) — Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy won’t be charged over a Philadelphia nightclub brawl that left two off-duty police officers injured.
District Attorney Seth Williams said Monday that he can’t prove who initiated the fight and says it’s legal to act in self-defense or the defense of others. According to reports in February, police had recommended that prosecutors charge McCoy with aggravated assault.
Defense lawyer Dennis Cogan says McCoy was only trying to break up a fight between the officers and his friends over a $350 bottle of champagne.
Police have said the fight broke out over a misunderstanding about who had bought the bottle.
In a video obtained by TMZ, a man said to be McCoy is seeing throwing multiple punches.
Authorities say one officer suffered a broken nose and broken ribs in the Feb. 7 fight. The two officers did not identify themselves as policemen to their alleged attackers, police Lt. John Stanford said.
The 27-year-old McCoy played for the Bills last season after six years with the Philadelphia Eagles. He could still face discipline from the NFL.
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