Bills running back LeSean McCoy is accused of orchestrating attack against his ex-girlfriend
The lawyer for the ex-girlfriend of NFL star LeSean McCoy says the Buffalo Bills running back orchestrated an attack that left her bloody amid attempts to get her to leave his suburban Atlanta mansion.
Attorney Tanya Mitchell Graham says in a statement to news outlets Tuesday that her client was physically assaulted that morning by a man who entered the home with no signs of forced entry. The man demanded specific items of jewelry that had been gifts to her from McCoy, who had requested them back on many occasions.
The Associated Press is not identifying the woman, pending further details of the attack.
McCoy and the woman have been in court over his attempts to evict her from the home.
An image of the ex-girlfriend’s bloodied and beaten face was shown in a social media post blaming McCoy for the assault. The football player denied the allegations Tuesday.
Police acknowledged Tuesday that a woman was assaulted during a home invasion at a suburban Atlanta house owned by McCoy.
One female was treated and released from the hospital, while another suffered a minor injury during a targeted invasion early Tuesday, Milton police said in a release responding to requests by the Associated Press.
McCoy denied allegations posted on social media earlier in the day accusing him of hurting his former girlfriend.
“For the record, the totally baseless and offensive claims made against me today on social media are completely false,” McCoy said in a statement released on two of his social media accounts. “Further more, I have not had any direct contact with any of the people involved in months.”
McCoy was responding to an Instagram post from a person who said she is friends with the injured woman. The post showed a graphic photo of the former girlfriend and accused McCoy of physically abusing her, his son and his dog, as well as injecting steroids.
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.
Police said it’s not clear how many suspects were involved.
Police spokesman Charles Barstow said he could not release any further details.
The Bills issued a statement saying they have been in contact with McCoy and the NFL and will continue gathering information. 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.
July 11, 8:05 a.m.: This article has been updated with new and background information.
This article was originally published on July 10 at 10:25 a.m.
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