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McCoy's attorney: No charges from Pennsylvania AG expected against Bills' RB

LeSean McCoy's attorney said he does not expect the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office to bring charges against the Buffalo Bills' running back for his role in a nightclub brawl in Philadelphia on Feb. 7.

Dennis Cogan, McCoy's Philadelphia-based lawyer, told The Buffalo News Thursday that he has met with representatives of the Pennsylvania AG's office and came away with a "very clear" sense that McCoy was not going to be charged for the fight that resulted in injuries to two off-duty Philadelphia police officers.

After the Philadelphia District Attorney said in April it declined to charge McCoy in the incident, Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police President John McNesby wrote a letter to the Pennsylvania AG asking for it to intervene. The AG's office complied and, although it has yet to make its findings official, Cogan said he is satisfied that McCoy will avoid charges.

"We have not received any official word from the AG's office about this," Cogan said. "However, the standard for intervening after the DA has decided not to prosecute is the highest standard of the law. It's got to be an abuse of discretion by the DA, and then the AG office could still not intervene unless they got permission to intervene from the President Judge of Common Pleas Court in the Philadelphia.

"Under the facts of this case, that would be literally impossible."

Meanwhile, a spokesman for the NFL said there was "nothing new to report" regarding any potential league discipline for McCoy.

Cogan said the NFL sought information from him regarding the attorney's own investigation into the incident. Cogan said he gave that to an NFL Players Association lawyer, who, in turn, handed it over to the league.

"That was the week after (Philadelphia DA) Seth Williams said he was declining to prosecute (McCoy)," Cogan said. "That's the last I heard."

The Bills did not make McCoy available to the media during offseason workouts. The News attempted to interview him, and he said, "We'll talk (in the future)."

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