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Eagles RB LeSean McCoy sued for alleged assault

LeSean McCoy is facing a $50,000 lawsuit for allegedly assaulting a woman in New Jersey.

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Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy is being sued for allegedly assaulting a woman and abandoning her on the New Jersey Turnpike after a night of partying in December 2012.

Bleeding Green Nation: McCoy denies allegations

The plaintiff, "Mary Roe", is suing McCoy, his bodyguard, and Premier Luxury Rentals, the company that rented out the bus.

According to statements made to court, the victim claims she was one of 15 women traveling on the bus to attend a nightclub party in New York City. The alleged assault took place in New Jersey on Dec. 19, 2012, as the bus made its way back to Philadelphia.

From the official statement:

"McCoy and some of the male guests began to spray the female guests, including the plaintiff, with water. When plaintiff protested, McCoy directed Big John to 'get her.' Big John and/or McCoy then struck plaintiff in the face, causing her to fall to the ground, physically restrained her while she was lying on the ground, poured a beverage onto her hair, clothes, and body, and forcibly dragged and pushed her. McCoy ordered the driver to stop on the side of the highway, and after the driver did so, both Big John and McCoy then forcibly ejected plaintiff from the bus."

The plaintiff was put back on the bus, according to the report, after others complained about leaving her behind. The bus later pulled off at a New Jersey rest area, driving away without the plaintiff. She reported the incident to the New Jersey State police.

Roe is seeking more than $50,000 in punitive and compensatory charges for assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, false imprisonment and negligence.

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