Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy has been ordered to pay a Philadelphia Police officer $55,000 stemming from a nightclub brawl in 2016.
Chris Palmer of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported an arbitrator ruled last month that McCoy and his college teammate, Tamarcus Porter, injured Roland Butler during the incident, and ordered both of them to pay $55,000 to him.
The incident occurred at Recess Lounge in Philly. Porter and other off-duty police were there celebrating when they got into a verbal argument with members of McCoy’s party over who purchased bottles of champagne in the wee hours of the morning.
The verbal altercation got physical. According to the arbitrator’s ruling, Butler was “taken to the ground and punched and kicked multiple times.” He is said to have “suffered a broken nose, lacerations to his face, broken ribs, a broken thumb, and contusions,” per the report.
No charges were filed by police against McCoy or anyone in his party, though there was plenty of controversy between the Philadelphia Police and the district attorney over that fact.
Now, more than three years later, the case has been settled in civil court.