It has been a week and a half since a February 7 incident in Philadelphia occurred, in which Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy was alleged to have been involved in a fight that left two off-duty police officers with injuries that required hospitalization. It has been more than a week since Philadelphia police concluded their investigation of the matter and passed it along to the District Attorney's office for review.
Why is it taking so long for the DA to move forward with the case? According to a report from CSNPhilly.com, it's because the DA's office has questions about the conduct of the off-duty officers that night.
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.
The officers involved in the fight, according to one report, will not be facing charges or discipline for their roles in the incident.
This news comes a day after McCoy's lawyers told The Buffalo News that McCoy "did nothing wrong" and was "sober" on the night in question.
"I'm here to say, and I'm telling you, that McCoy did nothing wrong, nothing wrong," said Dennis Cogan. "And he was sober. The questions will have to be asked about the conditions of other people."
That seems to be exactly what has happened. McCoy may eventually be charged and arrested, but it's also clear that he'll have some not-so-nice things to say, very publicly, about two or three Philadelphia police officers if that comes to pass.