Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is under investigation for assault according to WPVI Action News in Philadelphia. The alleged assault reportedly occurred at the Recess Lounge in Philadelphia close to 2:30 in the morning on Sunday.
WPVI reported, "A source says the police officers had ordered multiple bottles of champagne and, according to witness accounts, one of the men with McCoy grabbed a bottle out of one of the cop's hands. That's when, source say, McCoy and his friends allegedly assaulted the officers."
Reports have indicated that both off-duty officers were hospitalized due to the incident.
The Bills released the following statement on the report:
"We are aware of the reports regarding LeSean McCoy and are in the process of gathering more information. We will not provide any further comment at this time."
At this time, McCoy and his peers have not been arrested. They are, however, the focus of the investigation according to reports.
UPDATE 1: Philly.com has named McCoy's friends who were involved in the alleged assault and that police are seeking arrest warrants:
"McCoy, 27, now with the Buffalo Bills, former San Diego Chargers running back Curtis Brinkley, 30, former University of Pittsburgh player Tamarcus Porter, 27, and Christopher Henderson, 26, allegedly assaulted the officers - including a sergeant - in a dispute over a bottle of champagne, according to police reports."
UPDATE 2: The Philadelphia Police Department's report of the incident is available:
On Sunday, February 7, 2016, at approximately 2:45am, the Complainants were inside a Nightclub located at 1XX S. 2nd Street. An argument ensued as to the ownership of a bottle of Champaign, which led to pushing and shoving. At this point all below Suspects, engaged in a physical altercation with Complainant#1 who was then punched and knocked to the ground. While on the ground he was punched, kicked and stomped about his body and head multiple times by all four Suspects. Complainant#2 and security guards intervened and broke up the attack and all parties were ejected from the club. Complainant#1 transported himself to the Hospital where he was treated for a laceration to his right eye, broken nose, broken ribs, and a sprained thumb. Complainant#2, was admitted to the Hospital where he received eight stitches over his left eye and is currently receiving treatment for a possible skull fracture. The four suspects were subsequently identified through photographs by the complainants and by the security guards. Video surveillance was recovered from the outside of the club which shows both parties being ejected from the club; however, the incident itself wasn't captured on video.
The investigation is active and ongoing; all updates will be sent upon availability.
Complainant #1: 40yrs old B/M off Duty Philadelphia Police Officer
Complainant #2: 40yrs old B/M, off duty Philadelphia Police Officer.
Suspect #1: 27yrs old B/M
Suspect #2: 30yrs old B/M
Suspect #3: 27yrs old B/M
Suspect #4: 26yrs old B/M
The complainants in this incident were off duty Philadelphia Police Officers and the Suspect are reported to be members of the National Football League.
UPDATE 3: No arrest warrants have been issued according to Philly Police
Buffalo Football Report will update this story when more becomes known...null