LeSean McCoy is having a bad offseason.
TMZ is reporting that McCoy is being sued by a woman who claims that she was assaulted and thrown off a party bus on the New Jersey Turnpike by McCoy and his “bodyguards.” If there could be a less sexy accusation, I’d love to see it: [TMZ]
NFL superstar LeSean McCoy has been sued by a woman who claims the running back humiliated her on a party bus — sprayed her with a beverage — and then booted her from the ride on the side of the Jersey Turnpike.
According to the lawsuit filed by a woman using the alias “Mary Roe” … the Philadelphia Eagles RB had invited 15 women to join him on a party bus that went from Philly to a NYC nightclub on December 18, 2012.
During the trip, the lawsuit alleges, McCoy, along with his bodyguard and a couple of other guys, began to spray some of the women with water.
Roe claims she protested the water spraying … so McCoy ordered his bodyguard Big John to “get her.”
In the suit, filed May 10 in Philadelphia, the woman claims McCoy and/or Big John proceeded to hit her in the face, causing her to fall to the ground.
While she was on the floor, the men allegedly physically restrained her and poured a beverage onto her hair, clothes and body.
And if things couldn’t get worse … the woman claims McCoy and Big John then forcibly ejected her from the party bus on the side of the New Jersey Turnpike.
And from the lawsuit itself: [Courthouse News]
It continues: “When plaintiff protested, McCoy directed Big John to ‘get her.’ Big John and/or McCoy then struck plaintiff in the face, causing her to fall to the ground, physically restrained her while she was lying on the ground, poured a beverage onto her hair, clothes, and body, and forcibly dragged and pushed her. McCoy ordered the driver to stop on the side of the highway, and after the driver did so, both Big John and McCoy then forcibly ejected plaintiff from the bus.
“After some of the guests complained about the ejection of plaintiff from the bus, Big John and McCoy forcibly placed her back into the bus and pushed her into a seat. When the bus stopped at a service area … plaintiff told McCoy the she had called the police. The party bus resumed its trip, leaving the plaintiff stranded at the rest stop. After reporting the assault to New Jersey State police, plaintiff needed to take two trains back to Philadelphia.”
All of this sounded like just NFLers being NFLers– throwin’ money in the air, rollin’ with 15 hoes to NYC, expecting any and every female within groping distance to participate in a wet t-shirt contest at any given moment, regardless of time and temperature. Standard issue. And consenting to hop on a “party bus” with an NFL player essentially signs you off on those things. Ditto for the risk of being thrown off the bus for being a wet blanket (no pun intended). But this line is bad bad, Joe Jackson bad: When plaintiff protested, McCoy directed Big John to ‘get her.’ Big John and/or McCoy then struck plaintiff in the face, causing her to fall to the ground, physically restrained her while she was lying on the ground, poured a beverage onto her hair, clothes, and body, and forcibly dragged and pushed her.
Here are McCoy’s Tweets from that day. Pretty innocuous:
A little more than a month later, McCoy made an ass of himself with his public comments about his baby mama. From a PR standpoint, the only way he could be having a worse offseason is if we found out that he’s slower than his quarterback… ah, never mind.
UPDATE: The Eagles are aware of the lawsuit and have no comment. A source close to McCoy tells Jeff McLane that McCoy does not dispute kicking the woman off the bus (figurative, I assume), but that the rest of the allegations are false.
UPDATE 2: LeSean McCoy’s lawyer released a statement:
“The allegations against LeSean McCoy are completely, unequivocally false. There are no criminal charges pending and no probable cause was ever found. This is sadly an attempt to extract money and LeSean will vigorously defend any attempt to collect money through a personal injury claim.”
So, there’s that.