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LeSean McCoy Accused Lou Williams of Beating Women in Dumb Twitter Fight Last Night

Jim Adair - April 14, 2016

During last night’s worldwide fellating of Kobe Byrant, LeSean McCoy decided praising Kobe wasn’t enough, he also had to rip into D’Angelo Russell and Lou Williams. Watch as symbols of 2012 Philly sports mediocrity battle it out on Twitter:

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McCoy, who is a Harrisburg native and frontrunner extraordinaire, either knows Lou Will from his time in Philly or from running into each other in LA. Either way, Lou didn’t take kindly to a sneaky Tweet after he finished watching Kobe take 50 shots:

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Trigger fingers turn to Twitter fingers.

So LeSean McCoy just accused Lou Williams of beating women. A quick search shows no accusations against Lou (doesn’t mean it didn’t happen), and McCoy has himself had his issues with women and party buses. Either way, strong stance to take while praising Kobe, who was in Colorado that one time.

Neither of these guys are going to meet up and fist fight over some tweets – it’d be the only thing sadder that just yelling at each other over tweets – but Lou better look out next time he orders bottle service, because some champagne might go missing.

UPDATE: Here’s a Cryptic Post From LeSean McCoy

Kyle Scott - February 25, 2016

LeSean McCoy interrupted his series of Kobe Tweets to fire this ‘Gram into the ether with the caption: “And the story must continue !!!! Thankful LorD”

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What does that mean? F if I know, but it certainly sounds like he got some good news.

DA Seth Williams was not present at McCoy’s meeting with the DA’s office earlier this week. The assistant DA was there. A source close to the investigation told me that there is a real feeling amongst cops that Williams is too buddy-buddy with McCoy (and generally the Eagles), and that they have some level of personal relationship. Williams is big Eagles fan who has countless pictures on his Twitter from on the field and in the tunnel with several players over the past few years (I couldn’t find one with McCoy). Whether a potential conflict is real or perceived, it’s certainly on the mind of some in law enforcement.

UPDATE: McCoy doesn’t expect to be charged:

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UPDATE 2: DA’s office says this is not true.

The Case Against LeSean McCoy May Have Just Unraveled

Kyle Scott - February 22, 2016

Longtime local reporter Ralph Cipriano laid out the version of events that may allow LeSean McCoy to walk free, perhaps rightfully.

Cipriano – who was described to me by one Philly media vet as “plugged in, but prone to exaggeration– the Sal Pal of the courts ” – was on the WIP morning show today talking about his piece for Big Trial, a site which appears to be a terrific piece of content marketing for The Beasley Firm (not involved in the McCoy case, to the best of my knowledge), in which he paints the off-duty cops as the aggressors in the fight at Recess, raising numerous questions about their behavior that night.

Normally I’d blockquote a portion of this, but there’s so much here that it’s hard to choose what to focus on. The gist of Cipriano’s version of events, which sounds like it’s also probably McCoy’s version of events, is that the off-duty officers and McCoy’s group had been at another club earlier in the night, without confrontation or incident. There were two women involved who were with the off-duty officers earlier in the night, and then at McCoy’s table when the officers showed up to Recess later on (football players, man). The bottle of champagne in question, which led to the fight, may or may not have been sent to McCoy’s table by one of the cops for one of the women, who may have been celebrating a birthday. There was some confusion over whose bottle it was and a fight ensued, instigated by one of the off-duty officers, according to Cipriano’s reporting.

What’s more, and what’s worse for police and the DA, is the insinuation that at least two of the officers were drunk, drove themselves through a police barricade on the way to Recess by flashing their badges, and that after the fight one of them drove himself to a hospital in Upper Darby, perhaps in an attempt to sober up. Oh, and something about a gun:

As McCoy was being led away from the melee, he felt someone shove him. He turned around and saw Sgt. Ayres standing beside another man. Sgt. Ayres got shoved. Then, a witness saw Sgt. Ayres reach for his firearm, a black 9 mm pistol. The witness told McCoy that Sgt. Ayres was a cop, and pulled McCoy away.

On the police side of the story, the gun presents another problem. According to a directive from the police commissioner, off-duty officers are not supposed to carry guns inside bars. Sgt. Dan may have some explaining to do.

There’s A LOT of speculation here, but these are the sorts of actions McCoy’s lawyers will shine a bright light on if this goes to trial.

Read Cipriano’s full piece here.

Meanwhile, ESPN’s John Barr asked the fraternal order of police and officer Darnell Jessie’s attorney about these claims – that the officers started the fight – and, well, neither party denied it:

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So now, it seems, we have an alernate version of events – certainly much different than Hollis Thomas’ version –  which paints the off-duty officers in just the world light possible. And, thus, the lack of charges.

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UPDATE: DA Seth Williams Releases a Statement Basically Telling Everyone Questioning His Handling of LeSean McCoy Case to Go Pound Sand

Kyle Scott - February 19, 2016

I’m wondering what evidence is left to collect? There are three videos, several witnesses and club workers. It’s not like they’re waiting on DNA evidence or something. It was a fight.

UPDATE: From a source involved in the investigation: “No one here has any faith in the DA charging McCoy or anyone after that statement.”

It Might Be a Few More Days Before Charges Against LeSean McCoy

Kyle Scott - February 12, 2016

That’s ESPN investigative reporter extraordinaire John Barr going even a step further than what I’ve been saying (that McCoy charges likely aren’t coming until at least Monday). Why the delay? A PERSON CONNECTED TO THE INVESTIGATION* told me that the DA’s office is “no longer [seeking] probable cause to arrest… they want beyond reasonable doubt,” which is the standard typically reserved for guilty judgements in court, not for the arrest, which has a much lower threshold. Continue Reading

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TMZ Got More LeSean McCoy Fight Video, and Yep, It’s Him

Kyle Scott - February 9, 2016

Credit to TMZ for getting clearer video of the fight at Recess involving LeSean McCoy. Indeed, the person in our video entering the fray whom we believed to be Shady appears to be the same person in TMZ’s video shown throwing a punch and having to be restrained multiple times. In fact, this looks to be a different angle of a portion of the video we posted yesterday. I’d expect Shady to surrender to police any day now.

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Here’s Video of the Recess Fight Allegedly Involving LeSean McCoy

Kyle Scott - February 8, 2016

A source with knowledge of the investigation confirmed John Gonzalez’s reporting of the incident allegedly involving LeSean McCoy at Recess nightclub at around 2:45 a.m. Sunday morning– that former Pitt football player Tamarcus Porter was the aggressor and McCoy, Curtis Brinkley and Christopher Henderson became involved in a fight after Porter and off-duty Philly police officer Roland Butler began to argue over the ownership of a bottle of champagne. A melee ensued, and CSN reports that two officers suffered broken ribs, one of whom may have also suffered a skull fracture.

According to our source, police have spoken to the officers involved in the incident, at least one of whom was said to be “fucked up” – an actual quote from the source – and their accounts match those given by security and staff from Recess. Warrants are reportedly being sought, perhaps to include McCoy, who, according to a bargoer who witnessed the fight, was involved and appeared to kick someone in the pile. Police may release security video they have of McCoy and friends leaving Recess after the altercation. Security cameras inside the club were “not working” at the time of the incident. [UPDATE: Mike Garafolo reports that law enforcement sources expect a warrant for McCoy with self-surrender allowed by mid-week.]

Using other images of McCoy from late Saturday night-Sunday morning, and a video posted and since-deleted from Twitter but still being shown on 6 ABC, we may be able to identify McCoy in the short video of the fracas. In other words, we Zaprudered the film.

UPDATE 2: TMZ has video confirming our observation of McCoy.]

First, McCoy was spotted having a late dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse, where he wore a dark shirt and a thick, puffy jacket:

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Later, apparently after the altercation, at around 3:45 a.m., reader Tim from TheArmCrush.com bumped into McCoy at the Westin in Center City:

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Tim, who was coming from a wedding reception, says he saw McCoy, who didn’t appear to have a scratch on him, checking in to the hotel with his “entourage”:

I told my friends about the sighting the next day and how Shady seemed annoyed. There were two girls with him and I started making the assumption that they may have been in an argument so that’s why he seemed to cold.  Now that I know about this altercation that has to be the reason he was upset.  He was pacing a bit behind where this photo was taken over by the back bar.  His boy who I now think was Curtis took the photo for me and the rest of them were sitting around the sofas in front of me at this point.  I def felt it was odd that they were checking in so late at night.

Tim said he spoke to one of McCoy’s companions – whom he thinks may have been Curtis Brinkley – about the Super Bowl, and saw another companion, described as having “long dreadlocks” (which could have been Porter), holding a large bottle of Hennessy.

As you can see, McCoy was wearing the same thing both before and after the fight, and, at least in the latter photo, what appears to be a black t-shirt, gold chain, and bright, bright shoes. The person who sent us this video said McCoy was not wearing the jacket during the fight.

It’s the bling that may identify him in the video.

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We were able to slow down and brighten the original HD video shot on an iPhone 6. Doing so reveals a bright shoe, similar to the one worn by McCoy, entering the altercation between a staff member and, it appears, someone swinging a bottle: Continue Reading

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LeSean McCoy May Have Assaulted Two Off-Duty Philly Police Officers Early Sunday

Kyle Scott - February 8, 2016

I got a text this morning about a rumor that LeSean McCoy got into a fight with off-duty cops last night [edit: late Saturday night-Sunday morning] in Philly. At the same time, 6 ABC assignment editor Candice Womer tweeted:

That is it. That is literally all that’s out there right now– a rumor text I got and this Tweet. Know what happened? Have video? I pay for that sort of thing.

UPDATE: 6 ABC, saying both officers were hospitalized, fleshes out the report:

It happened around 2:30 a.m. Sunday at the Recess Lounge located at 125 South 2nd Street in Old City.

It was there that McCoy, and a friend, were involved in a physical altercation with the two officers, sources said.

Sources also say that while McCoy and his friend were not arrested, they are the focus of the investigation.

Two additional things I’ve heard: It may have started over bottle service and there’s a real chance charges are forthcoming.

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