NFL Player LeSean McCoy Ordered To Pay Philly Cop He Hurt In Bar Brawl

NFL running back LeSean McCoy and his friend were each ordered to pay $55,000 to a Philly cop they hurt in a bar fight.

Philadelphia, PA – National Football League (NFL) running back LeSean McCoy and his friend, Tamarcus Porter, have each been ordered to pay $55,000 to a police officer they injured in bar fight.

McCoy, who plays for the Buffalo Bills, and Porter, who played football at the University of Pittsburgh, were involved in a bar fight with off-duty Philadelphia Police Officer Roland Butler at about 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 7, 2016, according to WPVI.

The settlement was an agreement that was reached after two days of binding arbitration over a civil case that resulted from the fight at a club, according to ESPN.

The arbitrator said that the fight started inside the Recess Lounge when Officer Butler argued with Porter over a bottle of champagne.

Arbitrator Annette Rizzo wrote that Officer Butler was taken to the ground during the fight and punched and kicked several times.

He suffered a broken nose, cuts to his face, broken ribs, and a broken thumb, according to ESPN.

Davis said Officer Butler missed months of work as a result of his injuries.

William Davis, attorney for Officer Butler, said that the Buffalo Bills’ running back had already paid the $55,000 owed to Officer Butler, ESPN reported.

However, Davis said that McCoy’s friend Porter has not yet paid up.

A second off-duty police officer was seriously injured in the same brawl with the football players.

Philadelphia Police Officer Darnell Jesse was also off-duty in the Recess Lounge that night, and he attempted to help Officer Butler during the fight, ESPN reported.

Officer Jesse suffered a broken orbital bone after being punched once in the face.

However, the officer received no financial award because he could not clearly identify the person who hit him, ESPN reported.

No criminal charges were filed against any of the parties involved in the fight.

McCoy signed a five-year, $40 million contract with the Buffalo Bills in 2015, according to ESPN.

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vwiles34
vwiles34

Can you say " Entitled"?. These guys get paid millions of dollars to go out and play a game. The same game school kids play for fun. Yet they pay chump change for injuries to someone who risks his life to protect people he doesn't even know. Is the world ass -backward or what? The LEO's should be getting the million-dollar salaries for the danger of their job and the BS they have to put up with. And the guys playing kids games get paid what officers are paid now...IMHO

JBo
JBo

Where are the criminal charges? A bunch of broken bones should warrant some jail time.

BatCrapCrazy
BatCrapCrazy

He pulls in 8 million a year while his baby momma gets benis from the .gov and he pays her under the table. Oh, McCoy is a double douchebag and always has been.

Got A Warrant
Got A Warrant

$55K. Doesn't seem nearly enough to take a beating, and especially one from a guy with a multi-million dollar contract. I think they need to add a zero to the end of that number.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

LeSean= LeAnimal=LeCriminal=LeGhetto one right after another after another after another after another...................................

Stanracer
Stanracer

Underworked, overpaid, police hating, entitled, so called athletes. This is why they call it the National Felon League. These two assholes should have been charged criminally. SAD!☹👎

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Why wasn't he suspended from the League for at least half a season for violating the professional conduct policy?

Oh wait, that's right, there isn't much public outcry when an NFL player assault an off duty LEO.....

SaltySarge450
SaltySarge450

Off-Duty, arguing over a bottle of champagne? I am a staunch pro-police supporter, but where is the story here? Sounds like an off-duty copper got into a drunken bar brawl, but I don’t know the “rest of the story” either.

BruthaV
BruthaV

$55,000 is nothing for this male (I won't call him a "man"). Fines should be punitive enough so that they punish past conduct, and dissuade future criminal conduct. Keep in mind, McCoy is also going through the legal process for, allegedly, being responsible for his girlfriend's beating: https://nypost.com/2018/07/10/lesean-mccoy-accused-of-beating-girlfriend-in-horrific-photo/

mart00891
mart00891

@HAWAIIBLUE Seems privileged to me. But, I'm biased vs the ultra rich players who get away with crap.

Ron1617
Ron1617

Would have been 3 million if it was reversed.