Offseason troubles for LeSean McCoy probably won’t result in the Buffalo Bills having to deal with their running back being suspended for the beginning of the season, although the fact that charges aren’t being pressed doesn’t mean the NFL won’t.
McCoy, a Pro Bowler on his first season with the Bills in 2015, got into a fight along with three of his friends in a Philadelphia nightclub two months ago. The Altercation was with two off-duty police officers, which seemed to land McCoy, a former Philadelphia Eagles player, in even hotter water.
But while the Bills were making plans to start the 2016 NFL season without their running back for a number of games, it seems lack of evidence results in no charges being filed against McCoy. It should also mean the NFL will eventually find nothing too, but they run their own investigation and sometimes the NFL views things quite differently than law enforcement officials do.
This doesn’t only happen in the NFL. Aroldis Chapman, who was traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the New York Yankees this offseason, eventually wasn’t convicted for alleged domestic violence incidents. However, Major League Baseball still suspended him for the first 30 games of the 2016 MLB season.
McCoy, 27, spent his first six seasons in the NFL with the Eagles before getting traded to Buffalo last season. He’s a four-time Pro Bowl selection and a two-time All-Pro selection, leading the NFL in rushing in 2013. In 12 games last season he ran for 895 yards and scored three touchdowns, providing minor help in the passing game as well.