NFL player LeSean McCoy involved in Philly club brawl with off-duty cops
Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is under investigation after two off-duty cops were assaulted and taken to hospital following a nightclub brawl over a bottle of champagne.
PHILADELPHIA — NFL running back LeSean McCoy has found himself in trouble with the police after a mix-up over a bottle of champagne at a nightclub on Sunday morning.
The incident occurred at Recess Lounge in Philadelphia. Three off-duty cops were at the nightclub and had just ordered four bottles of champagne.
Meanwhile, McCoy was with three of his friends – former San Diego Chargers running back Curtis Brinkley, former University of Pittsburgh player Tamarcus Porter, and Christopher Henderson. At around 2:45 a.m., it's believed Porter grabbed a bottle from one of the cops.
A heated argument between the two broke out, until things escalated to a shoving match. Before long, the cop was knocked to the ground, and found himself getting stomped on by four football players.
One of the other cops and three bouncers jumped in to break up the fight. The second cop, Officer Roland Butler, suffered a hit to the eye and a possible skull fracture.
The cop from the initial confrontation was Officer Darnell Jessie, who was treated for a broken nose, broken rib, eye laceration and a sprained thumb.
The Buffalo Bills tweeted that the team is aware of the incident involving McCoy, and won't comment further until more information is known.
LeSean McCoy played for the Philadelphia Eagles until being traded in March 2015. KEITH ALLISON
McCoy's current team, the Buffalo Bills, released this statement on Twitter following the incident. TWITTER @BUFFALOBILLS
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