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The Buffalo Bills and the Bills Mafia fan base can breathe a sigh of relief now that they know their star RB LeSean McCoy won’t be charged over a Philadelphia nightclub brawl that sent a few off-duty police to the hospital.
DA Seth Williams: “insufficient evidence” to bring charges in LeSean McCoy case. pic.twitter.com/shpXXWJggs
— David Gambacorta (@dgambacorta) April 4, 2016
In a Monday afternoon news conference at his office, District Attorney Seth Williams said that due to conflicting accounts about what happened at Recess Lounge around 2:45 a.m. Feb. 7, there was “insufficient evidence” for criminal charges against McCoy, three of his friends, or three off-duty police officers.
“It is our job to charge the right people and only charge them with the right crimes,” Williams said, adding: “I am very satisfied that we did the right thing.”
John J. McNesby, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, blasted Williams, saying in a statement that “a vicious assault on off-duty police officers by a rich athlete and his friends goes completely unpunished.”
“Serious and permanent injuries were inflicted on these officers as a result of a brutal assault captured on film, but a season-ticket hunting District Attorney refuses to do his sworn job and prosecute the attackers,” the statement said.
Police have said the fight broke out over a misunderstanding about who had bought a $350 bottle of Champagne.