BUFFALO — Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy has been accused of domestic violence, child abuse, animal cruelty and performance-enhancing drugs after an Instagram user posted a photo of McCoy’s longtime girlfriend with cuts and bruises on her face.
The graphic image was posted by a woman who claims to be Delicia Cordon’s friend. The woman posted a before-and-after photos of a bloodied Cordon with a message saying:
@shadymccoy is THE DEVIL!!! YOU ARE AN ANIMAL!!!!!! We didn’t say anything about how you beat your dog ‘Henny’ into kidney failure. Let’s not talk about all the times my best friend had to stop you from VICIOUSLY beating your son for small things like peeing in the bed. We kept quiet about your drug usage … all the ILLEGAL steroids and needles you were using, but we will not keep quiet about this!!!!!! I can’t believe you did this to my best friend!!!!! YOUR KARMA IS GOING TO BE SO REAL!!!!!! The world needs to know what type of animal you really are!!!!!!! This was just her yesterday on the left and now this morning this is her on the right!!!! #WomanBeater#AnimalAbuser#ChildAbuser.”
The woman also went on to tag the NFL, TMZ and the Buffalo Bills.
Hours after the photo surfaced, McCoy took to Instagram to deny the allegations:
“For the record, the totally baseless and offensive claims made against me today on social media are completely false. Further more, I have not had any direct contact with any of the people involved in months.”
The Bills released the following statement:
Police acknowledged Tuesday that a woman was assaulted during a home invasion at a suburban Atlanta house owned by NFL star LeSean McCoy, hours after the graphic posts surfaced on social media.
One female was treated and released from the hospital, while another sustained a minor injury during a targeted invasion early Tuesday, Milton police said in a release responding to requests by The Associated Press.
The woman who posted the accusations and the ex-girlfriend have not responded to messages left by The Associated Press, though both Instagram accounts showed pictures of the women together in London during a music festival, with comments on each other’s posts. The AP generally does not identify people who may have been victims of abuse.
Police said it’s not clear how many suspects were involved, but one demanded specific items from one of the women in the home.
Police spokesman Charles Barstow said he could not release any further details.
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league is reviewing the matter.
McCoy turns 30 on Thursday and is preparing to enter his fourth season with the Bills. He spent his first six seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he led the NFL in yards rushing in 2013 before being traded to Buffalo in 2015. He has never been suspended by the NFL for using performance enhancing substances during his nine-year career.
Fulton County Magistrate Court records show that McCoy initiated eviction proceedings against the former girlfriend in July 2017, saying that the pair were no longer in a relationship.
Court records show two attempts to serve the former girlfriend with the document but no other action. Eviction paperwork was filed again last month with McCoy listed as the plaintiff and the woman and “and all others” listed as the defendant.
The sworn statement to initiate the proceedings was signed by Tamarcus Porter, who played football with McCoy in college.
Porter was arrested with McCoy following a nightclub brawl involving off-duty police officers in Philadelphia in February 2016. No charges were filed after prosecutors said they could not prove who initiated the fight in which two officers were injured.
The sworn statement signed by Porter said McCoy is the owner of the house and that his ex-girlfriend was refusing to leave.
No attorney for McCoy is listed in court records for the June 6 filing.
The former girlfriend challenged the eviction June 22, saying she had been in a relationship with McCoy for at least two years and that she and her children have lived with McCoy at his house since October 2016, according to a motion filed by her lawyer.
A hearing on the woman’s motion had been scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, but her attorney requested a delay because of a family emergency. The judge issued an order resetting the case 30 days.
McCoy discussed marriage with her over Memorial Day and, on May 29, gave her “a substantial gift,” the motion says. McCoy left Georgia the next day and had not returned, the motion says.
The woman went to Virginia on May 31 to attend her sister’s graduation. While she was gone, on June 1, McCoy had some of his friends, family members and others remove her furniture and furnishings without her knowledge, the motion says.
The woman saw this happening through security cameras that she could monitor on her cellphone and called the police, the motion says. The police stopped the removal.
The eviction papers were served on the woman’s 16-year-old son on June 11.
The woman’s lawyer argues that serving the eviction papers on a minor was improper and invalid and the proceedings should be quashed. The lawyer also argues that since Porter is not an attorney, the case should be dismissed.
The woman’s attorney claims the eviction action was “completely falsified” by Porter, that McCoy never asked her or her children to leave the home. The last time the pair spoke was on June 1, when McCoy said he was going to meet the woman in Virginia for her sister’s graduation.