LeSean McCoy sued for alleged assault in party bus incident


Eagles RB LeSean McCoy is definitely not cheering the allegations made in the lawsuit against him.

For anyone  in the public eye, it’s probably a good rule of thumb to try to stay off the pages of TMZ. Not all news on the notorious gossip website is bad, but really, when is it ever truly positive?

If that was a goal of Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, then he has failed at his mission. Shady was headline news on TMZ on Tuesday over an assault allegation filed against the star athlete.

The claims stem from an incident on a party bus from Philadelphia to New York City this past December.

The details of the suit, per TMZ, are as follows:

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.

But some of the women allegedly complained to McCoy about Roe getting the boot — so she was snatched back up from the side of the road and placed back on the bus.

The woman claims she was taken to a nearby rest stop — where the football player once again ditched her — and continued on with his party trip.

Roe is now suing for more than $50,000 in damages for assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, false imprisonment and negligence. Roe says she suffered head trauma, a disc protrusion on her spine, bad sprains, contusions and bruises all over her body, and severe shock.

At the time of writing neither McCoy nor the Philadelphia Eagles had commented on the story. However, The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jeff McLane reported the following via Twitter:


McCoy’s attorney, Andrew Smith, issued the following statement on the running back’s behalf:

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.”

The alleged victim filed a police report about the incident in New Jersey, before taking two trains to get back to Philadelphia, per the Philadelphia Inquirer.

These are only allegations and as none of us were there, there is no way to know the truth. Unfortunately, this story comes just months after the ugly Baby Mama Twitter drama that unfolded between McCoy and his son’s mother this January. Prior to that unfolding, Shady had a squeaky clean, unscathed image in the public eye. Even if this story  proves to be untrue, the speculation is another hit to the once immaculate reputation of the tremendously talented player.

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