Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is not expected to face charges, or an NFL suspension, in connection with a robbery and assault of his ex-girlfriend earlier this year. That news was reported Sunday morning ahead of Buffalo’s season opener with the Baltimore Ravens, by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Rapoport cited that the Milton, GA, police department covering the case didn’t appear to have enough evidence in the case to bring any charges against McCoy, who was accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, or at least conspiring to hire people to do it for him. Following that line, the NFL would not levy a suspension for this event if there was no police record to reference. Barring an unforeseen discovery, McCoy is in the clear.
The Buffalo Bills cautiously stood by McCoy during the saga, staying mostly silent except to acknowledge that they were waiting for the legal system and NFL to finish due process before fining, suspending, or releasing their star player. McCoy was named a team captain last week ahead of the season kickoff.