Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office Closes Case in LeSean McCoy Nightclub Brawl - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office Closes Case in LeSean McCoy Nightclub Brawl

The Pennsylvania Attorney General's office has closed their investigationg of LeSean McCoy's involvement in a bar fight. The former Eagles running back was previously cleared by Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams. (Published Friday, July 8, 2016)

Several months after former Eagles running back LeSean McCoy's involvement in a fight at a Philadelphia nightclub that left two off-duty police officers injured sparked an investigation, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office has closed the case.

The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office investigated the case, stemming from a Feb. 7 incident at Recess Nightclub in Old City, and decided not to press charges earlier this year. A spokesman for the AG's office said Solicitor General Bruce Castor determined that charges were not warranted and elected not to supersede the Philadelphia DA's office's decision.

Dennis Cogan, McCoy's attorney, maintained the star player's innocence since the beginning. He told NFL Media's Mike Garafolo this week, "LeSean did nothing wrong. He merely tried to break up a fight and he went through [expletive] over nothing," according to NFL Media.

Cogan said McCoy, who now plays for the Buffalo Bills but was in town visiting at the time of the nightclub incident, was only involved because he tried to break up the fight.

Philadelphia Police Officers Darnell Jessie and Roland Butler, both of whom were off-duty at the time, suffered injuries in the brawl, sparking outrage from the local Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5.

The NFL is reportedly continuing to review the incident. No criminal charges have been filed in connection with it.

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