The NFL is investigating Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy and Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, but neither will be placed on paid leave in the immediate future, according to NBC Sports.
McCoy is under investigation after he and friends were involved in a fight with three off-duty police officers in Philadelphia early Sunday morning. No arrests have been made, but they could indeed be coming.
Manziel’s case is much more serious, as he allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, to the point where she suffered permanent hearing loss. Manziel also threatened both of their lives while driving to Crowley’s apartment.
On top of the police investigation, he is subject to the league’s domestic violence policy.
The NFL did indeed confirm that both McCoy and Manziel are under investigation, but paid leave is not imminent for one simple reason: he players are technically off, so placing them on the exempt list doesn’t really make sense at this point. In the case of the Browns, it means they can basically just sit back and relax until March 9, when they can cut Manziel from the team and not owe him any further monies.
Be sure to stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates on McCoy and Manziel’s respective cases.
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