Hey, remember that time the Fraternal Order of Police eviscerated DA Seth Williams for not prosecuting LeSean McCoy after he beat the shit out of an off-duty copy, accusing Williams of taking Eagles season tickets? Well!, the Inquirer just called for Williams to resign after being fined yesterday for taking over $175k in undisclosed gifts. A lot of them had to do with sports:
Just like him, his targets failed to report gifts. But they took much less. Their gifts ranged from $1,500 to $8,750. Williams was far more grandiose. He took tickets to Phillies and 76ers games; sideline passes to Eagles games; $40,000 in home repairs, including a new roof; and expensive vacations to Caribbean resorts.
Williams declined to prosecute McCoy, dragging the situation out until no one cared and then announcing there would be no charges – hours before the Villanova-North Carolina National Championship game, to be precise… oh, you didn’t notice? – and quickly moved to dismiss allegations against Nelson Agholor, whom it seems probably rightfully wasn’t charged for whatever went down in the champagne room. But it’s almost as if Williams was… playing… favorites… with Eagles. Like the sort of thing that happens when you get sideline passes and locker room access. And now he’s being asked to resign for taking gifts. This is my shocked face: