The offseason is off and running for the Buffalo Bills. And not in a good way.
On Wednesday, sources told ABC 6 in Philadelphia that arrest warrants are expected to be issued Wednesday or Thursday to Bills running back LeSean McCoy, and three others, after the assault of two off-duty police officers. Police sources told the station that investigators have also sent their results to the District Attorney's office and recommend criminal charges -- including aggravated assault -- in the case.
Further, the officers involved are not expected to face charges. McCoy is expected to turn himself into police if there is an arrest warrant.
Early Monday morning, McCoy and three others allegedly assaulted the off-duty cops over the ownership of a champagne bottle. One source told ABC 6 that the officers ordered multiple bottles of champagne and that one of the men with McCoy then grabbed a bottle out of an officer's hands.
An argument ensured and Darnell Jessie and Roland Butler, both 11-year veterans of the force, suffered injuries.
Butler fell to the ground after being punched and was then “punched, kicked and stomped about his body and head multiple times by all four suspects," per police. He was treated for a cut to his right eye, broken nose, broken ribs and a sprained thumb after driving himself to the hospital. Jessie, who reportedly stepped in to break up the fight, also was hospitalized and received eight stitches over his left eye and was treated for a possible skull fracture.
McCoy signed a five-year, $40 million contract with the Bills last offseason, rushing for 895 yards and three touchdowns in 12 games.