Two Philly cops are suing LeSean McCoy and the other football players who beat them up during a late-night brawl in an Old City club.
Officers Roland Butler and Darnell Jessie claim in their lawsuit that they missed two months of work due to injuries sustained during their fistfight with the former running back and two of his friends. They filed the awsuit Tuesday in Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas against McCoy, his friends, and Recess Lounge, WHYY reported.
Butler, Jessie and Sgt. Daniel Ayres, who is not a plaintiff in the suit, were at Recess on Feb. 7 when they encountered McCoy and his friends, former Pitt football player Tamarcus Porter and former Buffalo Bills player Christopher Henderson.
The fracas allegedly broke out between the two groups after a dispute concerning the ownership of a bottle of champagne. Butler and Jessie were both hospitalized. Butler suffered a broken nose, thumb, and several broken ribs. Jessie sustained a concussion.
McCoy, the former star running back for the Eagles, wasn't injured in the fight.
The suit claims that the football players were intoxicated and started the fight, according to WHYY.The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.
Chaotic video of the brawl inside the club went viral.
Two months after the Feb. 7 bar fight, District Attorney Seth Williams announced no criminal charges would be filed in the case, despite Mayor Jim Kenney and local Fraternal Order of Police leaders calling for charges against McCoy.
"While it is clear that a physical altercation took place and that several people were injured, there is insufficient credible evidence to determine which of the participants was the initial aggressor, or if some participants were acting in self-defense or in the reasonable defense of another," Williams said in a statement at the time.