Two off-duty police officers injured and hospitalized after an alleged bar fight with LeSean McCoy back in February have filed suit against the Buffalo Bills running back in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, according to ESPN.com‘s John Barr.
“Our investigation has confirmed that [officers] Darnell Jessie and Roland Butler were viciously attacked and beaten by LeSean McCoy and the additional defendants,” said Fortunato N. Perri Jr., the attorney for the police officers involved in the incident. “As a result of the violent assault, both men have suffered serious and permanent injuries.”
In April, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office concluded that it couldn’t prove who initiated the fight and as a result, decided not to charge McCoy.
Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office subsequently reviewed the DA’s decision at the request of the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police. In July, then-solicitor general Bruce Castor sent a letter to the FOP, noting: “I would have to not only disagree with the decision of DA [Seth] Williams, but would have to conclude that his decision was so far off the mark as to be abusing the authority given him by the voters of Philadelphia. Applying that standard, I cannot say that I find DA Williams abused his discretion.”
In two games this season, McCoy has 117 yards off of 31 carries (3.8 yards per carry) and has eight receptions for 43 yards to go with one touchdown.