McCoy meets with Philly D.A. reps, police

Posted at 12:30 PM, Feb 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-23 20:45:40-05

Bills running back LeSean McCoy and his lawyers met with Philadelphia District Attorney representatives and members of the Philadelphia Police Department on Tuesday.  McCoy is being investigated for his alleged role in an early morning fight inside a Philly nightclub.

McCoy's attorney Dennis Cogan said his client "did nothing wrong" when asked outside of his office following the meeting.  McCoy did not speak.

Video from the club allegedly shows McCoy and several other men in an altercation with two off-duty police officers on February 7. The officers suffered serious injuries.

Last week, the Philadelphia District Attorney's office, after being handed the case from the Philadelphia Police Department more than a week ago, issued the following statement regarding the investigation surrounding McCoy:

My team and I are continuing to investigate the incident that took place at the Recess Lounge. Like with all investigations, I don’t comment about what I will or will not do until all of the evidence has been thoroughly reviewed.

I understand that people are interested in the outcome of our investigation, but we’re not going to rush because some people are impatient – and to say that I am unwilling to prosecute difficult cases is a little misinformed. I’m the DA who has prosecuted police, gone after priests who shielded pedophiles, lawmakers who were caught on tape taking money for political favors and the people who attacked a gay couple in Center City.

The people of Philadelphia elected me to charge the right people with the right crimes nothing more and nothing less. My only goal is to get it right, not fast. The last thing we need is a rush to judgment.

I can handle the challenge of difficult cases and I’m only going to operate on one timeline: The timeline that ends when all the evidence is collected, has been reviewed and I have made the decision to charge or not charge a case.

R. Seth Williams

Philadelphia District Attorney Office

When the case was initially sent to the D.A.'s office, the police department recommended that charges be filed against McCoy in the case. There has been some public pressure by the head of the police union on the District Attorney to come to a decision sooner rather than later, which could explain the statement released by the D.A.’s office on Friday.