Former Philadelphia Eagles star LeSean "Shady" McCoy appeared in public for the first time since he was allegedly involved in a nightclub fight that injured two off-duty police officers.
McCoy was spotted with a group of people outside Misconduct Tavern on JFK Boulevard Wednesday night by Sean Brace, a reporter with the Philly Influencer. In the video, after Brace asks McCoy to comment and tell his side of the story, someone is heard saying, 'I made a mistake,' though it's unclear who said it. Brace insists that person was McCoy.
"LeSean said he made a mistake and he's looking forward to having his say," Brace told NBC10. "I was really amazed. I was expecting no comment or 'get out of my face.'"
McCoy, who currently plays for the Buffalo Bills, and former NFL running back Curtis Brinkley were allegedly involved in a brawl with two off-duty Philadelphia police officers at Recess Lounge on S 2nd Street around 2:45 a.m. Sunday, according to a police report obtained by NBC10. The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office is also investigating the incident. Sources told NBC10 that investigators expect to file charges against McCoy though it's unknown when that will happen.
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The person TMZ points to also appears to throw a punch before being dragged out of the melee.
The police report stated there was “a dispute over the purchase of champagne” between the men when “[Brinkley] grabbed the bottle.” That touched off an altercation between McCoy, Brinkley, Tamarcus Porter, Christopher Henderson and the two off-duty officers, according to the report.
Philadelphia police said one of the off-duty officers was punched, knocked to the ground, kicked and stomped on by all four of the suspects. He suffered a broken nose, broken ribs and other injuries. The second off-duty officer, who stepped in to break up the fight, suffered more serious injuries including broken ribs and a possible skull fracture, according to the report. [[368124521, C]]
The injured officers retained attorney Fortuato Perri Jr.
"These men are victims of crime," Perri Jr. said. "They were trying to enjoy themselves and they were victims of crime."
No arrests have been made. Sources told NBC10 charges are expected to be filed against McCoy and the three other men though the timing of when that will occur has shifted as prosecutors work to build a case.
The Buffalo Bills released a statement saying they are aware of the incident and are investigating. They declined further comment.
McCoy played six seasons in Philadelphia before being traded to Buffalo. Brinkley is a Philadelphia native and attended West Catholic High School. He played for the Chargers and Bears between 2009 and 2013.
Calls to representatives of McCoy were not returned.