Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reports that Bills RB LeSean McCoy has hired Atlanta defense attorney Don Samuel and is preparing public relations defense against accusations that surfaced on Tuesday claiming he was involved in the beating and robbery of his ex-girlfriend, Delicia Cordon, this week.
Robinson explains that the public relations element of this situation after a photo surfaced of Cordon showing her badly beaten. Beyond that, her attorney released a statement suggesting that McCoy was involved on some level.
Here’s the full statement from Cordon’s attorney:
“Cordon returned from a trip to London on July 9, 2018. At approximately 3:00 a.m. on this morning, while she was sleeping in the residence that she shares with Mr. McCoy, Ms. Cordon was physically assaulted in the home by a male assailant who entered the home with no signs of forced entry. The assailant demanded specific items of jewelry that had been previously gifted to Ms. Cordon by Mr. McCoy, which Mr. McCoy had requested back on many occasions. In fact, after Ms. Cordon refused to return her jewelry gifts to Mr. McCoy, he would often suggest to Ms. Cordon that she could be robbed because the jewelry was expensive.”
According to Robinson, there has been dialogue between NFL’s domestic violence investigators and both the Milton Police Department and Cordon’s attorney. However, it’s unclear whether Cordon has plans to meet with league investigators.
McCoy, 29, is a former second-round pick of the Eagles back in 2009. After six years in Philadelphia, McCoy was traded to the Bills, who later signed him to a five-year, $40 million contract that included $20 million guaranteed.
McCoy stands to make base salaries of $6 million and $6.075 million over the next two years of the agreement.
In 2017, McCoy appeared in 16 games for the Bills and rushed for 1,138 yards on 287 carries (4 YPC) to go along with 59 receptions for 448 yards receiving and 8 total touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 9 running back out of 57 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding McCoy as the news is available.