Posted May 14, 2013

LeSean McCoy denies allegations in party bus assault lawsuit

LeSean McCoy is hoping to bounce back in Chip Kelly's new offense after a sub-par 2012.  (Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Running back LeSean McCoy is hoping to bounce back in Chip Kelly’s new offense after a sub-par 2012. (Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

LeSean McCoy is being sued by a woman who claims the Eagles running back and his body guard humiliated and assaulted her on a party bus, according to TMZ.

The plaintiff, who filed the suit under the name “Mary Roe,” alleges on Dec. 18, 2012, she was among 16 women invited by McCoy’s publicist to a party at a New York City nightclub, with transportation from Philadelphia on a party bus.

The lawsuit alleges McCoy, his bodyguard Big John and other men in the bus began to spray some of the women with water.

Roe claims she protested the water spraying, after which McCoy ordered Big John to “get her.” She claims McCoy and/or Big John hit her in the face, causing her to fall to the ground. That’s where the men allegedly restrained her and poured a beverage over her hair, body and clothes.

She claims her protests led McCoy and Big John to forcibly eject her from the party bus on the side of the New Jersey Turnpike. When other women complained, she was allowed back on the bus until she could be left at the nearest rest stop.

The plaintiff is seeking damages of more than $50,000 for assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, false imprisonment and negligence.

“The allegations against LeSean McCoy are completely, unequivocally false,” a rep for LeSean McCoy said in a statement. “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.”


Anyway, if she was truly "hit in the face" by a pro football player hard enough to knock her to the ground, then she'll have at least a bruise.  Dollars to donuts that she doesn't.


I wouldn't be surprised if McCoy and his bodyguard did indeed act rudely to her, but I doubt it was anything that can really qualify as assault and battery.  If every jerk could be successfully sued for simply being a jerk, half the world would be bankrupt.


Maybe now this young lady will have learned that groupies aren't typically treated with much respect... *so don't choose to be a groupie*.  When she understood she was joining 15 other women to entertain a single man, she should've realized the sort of dubious social category she was voluntarily placing herself in.


"intentional infliction of emotional distress"


This is some real laugh out loud material right here.  You can actually sue for this? 



 Yes, that is a real claim.  If someone killed your mother, but wasn't convicted in a criminal case, you could sue them in civil court and that might be one of the things you could claim.  Just because you think it sounds "funny," doesn't mean intentional infliction of emotional distress isn't real.