It is being reported that LeSean McCoy has evaded criminal charges following an ugly incident at a Philadelphia nightclub. Two off duty police officers got into a scuffle with McCoy's entourage which landed them both in the hospital. McCoy was set to meet with the district attorney on Tuesday and that must have had a solid impact on the end result of this investigation, according to NFL.com.
The Fraternal Order of Police accused the DA of giving McCoy special treatment, considering the case involves the hospitalization of two Philadelphia police officers and a former Philadelphia Eagles player. The Buffalo Bills have been pretty vague in their response, just acknowledging that they know of the incident, according to USA Today.
McCoy may have gotten away unscathed (legally), however some members of his entourage may not be so lucky. The person or persons responsible for the most prominent injuries to the off duty officers could face potentially serious criminal charges. There is a video out of the incident, however it is unclear who had the biggest hand in the confrontation.
McCoy was identified in the video, but never appeared to clearly harm or injury anyone. The Buffalo Bills will likely be very relieved, all things considered, since if McCoy is not charged it is likely he will not be punished by the NFL. A suspension for him would be a devastating blow for a team who had some serious playoff expectations.
McCoy had a pretty solid 2015 season before he went down with an injured MCL, according to NFL.com. He played in 12 games during the 2015 season, and recorded 895 rushing yards and 292 receiving yards. He also averaged 4.4 yards per carry, 203 rushing attempts, 9.1 yards per catch and as a bonus tallied 3 rushing and 2 receiving touchdowns.
McCoy is expected to be a big part of this offense in 2016, so staying out of trouble will be imperative for him if he expects the Bills to have any kind of success.