The Colts announced that they are aware of the reports regarding DE Chris McCain and are gathering information on the situation.
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) June 6, 2018
McCain tells Holder that he had no knowledge of the incident and was unaware of the case against him until reports surfaced Tuesday.
“She is lying,” McCain told Holder.
McCain added: “No one has contacted me about anything. No cops, no one. No one has talked to me.”
The Chargers reportedly knew about the incident months ago and even referred the matter to the NFL, according to the Los Angeles Times. However, a Colts’ source tells Holder that they are collecting info regarding the incident at this time.
Official documents obtained by TMZ Sports show that McCain is accused of spitting on a woman and forcefully grabbing her neck in Los Angeles back on January 7.
McCain is facing two misdemeanor counts of battery and could face up to six months in jail plus fines and probation if convicted.
Back in April, the Chargers rescinded an original-round restricted tender from McCain, which would have cost them $1.907 for the 2018 season. The Colts signed him to a contract a month later.
McCain, 26, wound up going undrafted out of California back in 2014. He’s managed to make the 53-man roster in each of his first two years in the NFL and was in the final year of his three-year, $1.53 million rookie contract when he was traded from the Dolphins to the Saints.
He was waived shortly after being traded to New Orleans as the team cut their roster down to 53 players. Dallas signed him to their practice squad just a few days later but unfortunately waived him.
McCain returned to the Saints and was off and on and off their active before eventually signing on to the Chargers practice squad. Los Angeles re-signed him to a one-year futures deal last year.
In 2017, he appeared in 15 games for the Chargers and recorded 20 total tackles, five sacks, and two forced fumbles.
We’ll have more regarding McCain as the news is available.