Philadelphia prosecutors are still mulling whether to charge former Eagles running back LeSean McCoy after he was allegedly involved in a bar fight that left two off-duty police officers injured more than two weeks ago.
Investigators say McCoy got involved in a brawl with the off-duty officers on Super Bowl Sunday around 3 a.m. Authorities say the dispute arose after McCoy and his friends sparred with the off-duty officers about who owned a $350 bottle of champagne.
Police union leader John McNesby has said the incident was an “all-out beatdown,” asserting that McCoy is being treated like a celebrity who’s above the law.
McNesby told SportsRadio 94WIP that when he was a police officer, he was involved in more than 4,500 felony arrests and he’s never seen a case drag on as long as McCoy’s has.
District Attorney Seth Williams is unmoved by McNesby’s comments.
“John McNesby is one prone for lots of hyperbole. That’s all there is to it,” Williams told WHYY/NewsWorks.
“I’m sure there are many cases in which John McNesby wants me to act very quickly. There are also many cases in which John McNesby doesn’t want me to do anything,” Williams said. “My job isn’t to listen to the pressures to any special interest group.”
Williams said an announcement will be made soon, but he wouldn’t get more specific.
“We’re reviewing all the evidence, all the documents, all the videotapes, and at the appropriate time, I will stand before the public again and let them know the result of the investigation,” Williams said. “There won’t be a rush to judgment. My only goal is to get it right.
Parts of the fight were captured by surveillance cameras, though it’s so chaotic, it’s hard to see who is doing what.
McCoy spent six years as the Eagles’ running back before playing with the Buffalo Bills last season.
“I was elected by the citizens of Philadelphia, to charge the right people with the right crimes. Nothing more, nothing less,” Williams said. “There won’t be a rush to judgment. My only goal is to get it right, not to get it fast.”