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(Allentown) Morning Call (TNS)

Bishop McDevitt High School graduate LeSean McCoy might be on his way to breaking the most crucial tackle of his career.

The longer the investigation goes into the former Philadelphia Eagles running back's alleged involvement in a Philadelphia nightclub brawl that left two off-duty police officers seriously injured, the less likely he will be charged, according to a report today by CSNPhilly.com.

At issue is whether the District Attorney has enough evidence to charge McCoy, which the Philadelphia Police Department has recommended.

Dennis Cogan, a lawyer who represents McCoy, told the Buffalo News on Wednesday that his client is innocent.

"I'm here to say and I'm telling you that McCoy did nothing wrong, nothing wrong," Cogan said. "And he was sober. The questions will have to be asked about the conditions of other people."

McCoy and a group of his friends are alleged to have fought three off-duty police officers over some bottles of champagne in the early morning hours of Feb. 7. Two of the officers landed in the hospital with their injuries, though none called extra police to the scene.

But according to the CSN report, the DA's office is pushing back because of questions it has over the officers' conduct before the fight and why none of the alleged victims called for help.