The NFL will not take any action against Bills running back LeSean McCoy for his role in a nightclub brawl earlier this year, a league spokesman tells Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News (on Twitter).
Although McCoy didn’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.
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 were initially 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 has also prompted 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 have been in line for a larger role early in the 2016 season if the NFL had suspended McCoy.
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