A lengthy investigation into a nightclub altercation involving LeSean McCoy ended last week, with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office announcing that no charges would be filed against the Bills running back or anyone else involved in the incident, due to “insufficient evidence.”
Although McCoy won’t face any criminal charges as a result of the February incident, that didn’t necessarily take him off the hook with the NFL, since the league can conduct its own investigation and hand out discipline accordingly. However, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports (via Twitter) that McCoy is not expected to face any discipline from the NFL. That’s not set in stone – the league’s investigation is ongoing – but for now things look good for the veteran back.
McCoy, who earned a Pro Bowl nod during his first season with the Bills in 2015, was at a Philadelphia nightclub in February when he and three of his companions fought with at least two off-duty police officers. As a result of the altercation, the Bills had been planning as if they would be without their standout running back to start the season, but it seems that the lack of evidence which resulted in the D.A. not pressing charges will also prompt the NFL to decide against a suspension.
Although McCoy had a strong first season in Buffalo, racking up 1,187 total yards from scrimmage in 12 games, the team still managed to get its rushing attack going when he was forced out of action due to injuries. First-year back Karlos Williams averaged an impressive 5.6 yards per carry on 93 attempts, and would take on a larger role early in the 2016 season if the NFL unexpectedly changes course and suspends McCoy.
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