By Anthony Caruso III
McCoy is involved in a criminal investigation since Super Bowl Sunday after being involved in a fight at the Recess Lounge in Olde City. While a suspension is looming — if he gets charges by the Philadelphia District Attorney — the team plans to keep him instead of releasing him.
He was acquired by the Bills last off-season in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles got linebacker Kiko Alonso, who played for former head coach Chip Kelly while in college, which set up the team. Also, Kelly said the factor that Alonso was cheaper was a factor, too.
The back, who was a Pro Bowler several weeks ago, met yesterday with D.A. Seth Williams about the altercation in a nightclub involving two off-duty Philadelphia police officers earlier this month. Williams has been criticized for his meeting with McCoy at his attorney’s office yesterday and why an arrest warrant hasn’t been issued for McCoy.
Even if he isn’t charged with a crime — even when a video clearly shows McCoy throwing a punch — commissioner Roger Goodell could still punish him as he’s taking things more seriously following his botched Ray Rice problem, where he first got two games for beating his wife at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, then was suspended indefinitely, before being released by the Baltimore Ravens all together.
If McCoy does miss significant time due to a suspension, head coach Rex Ryan will give the ball to Karlos Williams, who was a rookie last season. He averaged 5.6 yards per carry and had nine touchdowns last season, including six straight games with a touchdown.
The McCoy case is a long ways away from being determined, especially with the way Williams is going. But there’s been tension between the D.A.’s office and the Philadelphia police union, who believe that McCoy is getting preferential treatment because he’s a famous athlete.
The two off-duty Philadelphia officers, who were attacked by McCoy and his friends, who are all reportedly linked to the NFL, including former NFL running back Curtis Brinkley, were seriously injured in the attack; however, they are not life-threatening injuries.
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