Brandon Apter (@bapter23), contributor
The morning following Denver's Super Bowl win, news out of Philadelphia has caught headlines with a former Eagle reportedly involved in an assault of off-duty police officers. According to Candice Womer of 6ABC, Bills running back, and former Eagle, LeSean McCoy assaulted two officers last night and they were hospitalized after the incident.
Sources tell Action News that two off-duty Philadelphia police officers were assaulted by former Eagles player LeSean McCoy.
Both officers were hospitalized as a result of the incident.
It happened around 2:30 a.m. Sunday at the Recess Lounge located at 125 South 2nd Street in Old City.
It was there that McCoy, and a friend, were involved in a physical altercation with the two officers, sources said. [6ABC]
The ABC report goes on to say that McCoy and his friend were not arrested, but they are the main focus of the police investigation of the incident. They've reached out to McCoy's agent, but there has been no response.
In 12 games for the Bills this season, McCoy ran for 895 yards and averaged 4.4 yards per carry. He rushed for 74 yards on 20 carries in Buffalo's 23-20 loss in Philadelphia on December 13th.
Update: According to John Gonzalez of CSNPhilly.com, McCoy was with former NFL running back Curtis Brinkley. CSN Philly obtained the police report from the incident...
The report states that officers Darnell Jessie, Roland Butler and Sergeant Daniel Ayers purchased four bottles of champagne that evening. When Butler “moved to another location with his bottle,” former Pitt football player Tamarcus Porter “approached him and tried to pull the bottle from his hand.” According to the report, “an argument ensued as to the ownership of the bottle,” at which point McCoy, Brinkley and Christopher Henderson “assisted [Porter].” During the ensuing altercation, according to the report, Butler was knocked to the ground and “punched, kicked and stomped about his body and head multiple times.”
CSN goes on to state that video surveillance from outside showed both parties being ejected from the club, according to the report. The report said a camera inside the club where the incident occurred “was not functional.”
Meanwhile, the Buffalo Bills have released an extremely brief statement on the matter on Twitter.