As all eyes were on the NFL this past weekend but one of the athletes not playing in the game was allegedly gaining press of his own. Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy, who has previously spent six seasons playing for the Philadelphia Eagles was reportedly involved in a nightclub brawl that involved three off-duty police officers. According to a statement released by Philadelphia police, off-duty cops, Roland Butler, Darnell Jessie and Sergeant Daniel Ayres got into a scuffle with McCoy and associates former NFL player Curtis Brinkley, one of McCoy’s college teammates T.J. Porter and one other man who has yet to be identified.
The report says that all of the men were at Recess nightclub in Old City when the three officers ordered four bottles of champagne. This is where things turn left, as it is being alleged that Porter attempted to take one of the bottles from Butler. A brawl erupted between the two groups and the officers received the worst end of the melee. Officer Butler went to a nearby hospital where he was treated for a broken nose, broken ribs, sprained thumb and a cut to his right eye. One of the other officers was also admitted to the hospital and received eight stitches over his left eye and was receiving treatment early Monday for a possible skull fracture.
Though McCoy and his associates were not immediately identified, they were pointed out via photographs by complainants as well as security guards that were present at the venue. The surveillance camera also shows the men being removed from the club but the actual incident was not captured on camera. Police are currently seeking warrants in the case while John McNesby, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, gave his thoughts on McCoy: “Maybe he should stay in Buffalo and carry on like an idiot in Buffalo.