An arbitrator decided that McCoy and another man injured Roland Butler, a Philadelphia police officer who was off duty when he and a fellow off-duty cop came upon McCoy and several of his friends at Recess Lounge at 2:45 a.m. on Feb. 7, 2016.
According to the ruling provided by arbitrator Annette M. Rizzo, Butler and his police accomplice became engaged in a verbal altercation with McCoy and his friends, with Butler being “taken to the ground and punched and kicked multiple times,” according to the arbitrator’s ruling. Additionally, Butler suffered lacerations to his face, broken ribs, a broken nose, a broken thumb, and contusions stemming from the altercation.
Tamarcus Porter, McCoy’s friend and former college teammate at the University of Pittsburgh, was also ordered to pay $55,000 to Butler as part of the settlement.
McCoy was excused from Wednesday’s practice for a personal reason, according to Bills head coach Sean McDermott.