Former Eagles running back assaulted two off-duty Philadelphia police officers early on Sunday morning, according to a report from 6ABC. Both officers were reportedly hospitalized due to the assault. More details from the report:
It happened around 2:30 a.m. Sunday at the Recess Lounge located at 125 South 2nd Street in Old City.
It was there that McCoy, and a friend, were involved in a physical altercation with the two officers, sources said.
Sources also say that while McCoy and his friend were not arrested, they are the focus of the investigation.
A police report was made at the time the incident took place, those sources added.
It sounds like McCoy may not have been the only NFL player involved.
And even more details:
Police report & law enforcement official say LeSean McCoy & Curtis Brinkley fought two off-duty PHL police officers this weekend at club— John Gonzalez (@gonzoCSN) February 8, 2016
If this is true, this is obviously a terrible situation.
The Eagles traded McCoy away to the Buffalo Bills last offseason in exchange for Kiko Alonso. McCoy was fan-favorite for years in Philadelphia before Chip Kelly made the call to move on. McCoy is the Eagles' all-time leading rusher.
UPDATE: No current Eagles players were involved.
Source w/knowledge of situation says no current Eagles were involved in LeSean McCoy bar altercation Saturday night. (Beat writer exhales.)— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) February 8, 2016
UPDATE #2: Statement from the police via Birds 24/7:
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.