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LeSean McCoy won't be charged over Philadelphia club brawl

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 4, 2016 3:19 PM
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Buffalo Bills' LeSean McCoy stands on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Philadelphia) -- Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy won't be charged over a Philadelphia nightclub brawl that left two off-duty police officers injured.

District Attorney Seth Williams says he can't prove who initiated the fight and says it's legal to act in self-defense or the defense of others.

Defense lawyer Dennis Cogan says McCoy, a Harrisburg native, was only trying to break up a fight between the officers and his friends over a $350 bottle of Champagne.

Police have said the fight broke out over a misunderstanding about who had bought the bottle.

Authorities say one officer suffered a broken nose and broken ribs in the Feb. 7 fight. 

The 27-year-old McCoy played for the Bills last season after six years with the Philadelphia Eagles.

He could still face discipline from the NFL.

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