A woman who was once in a romantic relationship with Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy was taken to a hospital Tuesday morning after she was assaulted during an invasion at McCoy’s north Fulton County home.
Milton police are investigating the incident, which happened on Hickory Pass near the Cherokee County line around 3:18 a.m. Tuesday. Captain Charles Barstow said a lone intruder entered the “specifically targeted” home.
McCoy’s involvement in the incident remains unclear. He has twice sought to have the woman, his ex-girlfriend Delicia Cordon, 34, evicted from the home, according to court records. An Atlanta-based attorney for McCoy, Jacoby Hudson, said that the NFL running back was in Miami on Tuesday and told Channel 2 Action News that McCoy “had nothing to do” with the incident.
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league is "reviewing the matter."
In a brief message on his Instagram page, McCoy, 29, said, “For the record, the totally baseless and offensive claims made against me today on social media are completely false. Furthermore, I have not had any direct contact with any of the people involved in months.”
The claims that McCoy speaks of came from an unknown user on Instagram, whose post went viral Tuesday morning. Under the name “miamor_i_adore” the user posted photos of a woman she said was Cordon. One image showed Cordon in jeans and a tank top, while the other was a purported close-up of her face, which was battered, bloodied and bruised. The message accompanying the photos accused McCoy of domestic violence, child abuse, animal abuse and taking performance enhancing drugs. The post was later deleted and the user briefly made her account private.
Specifically, the user said McCoy “beat” his son for “peeing in the bed,” beat his dog into “kidney failure,” and claimed he used “illegal steroids” and “needles.” The user also called him “the devil” and an “animal” in the post.
McCoy has never failed a test for performance enhancing drugs while in the NFL, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.
Another attorney for McCoy, Michael LaScala, told the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, “It looks awful but (McCoy) had nothing to do with it.”
Around 6 p.m. Tuesday, the user created a new Instagram post, saying, “And for the record Delicia’s lawyer forced me to remove that post. I stand by what I said. I’ve personally addressed @LeSeanMcCoy on everything that was stated many many times over the year. Lie to these people if you want Shady, but you know I know everything.”
Another woman claiming to be Cordon’s friend, Cicely Billups, also posted the images on her Facebook page and claimed that men were sent “in her house to pistol whip and rob her.”
While Milton police released little information, Cordon’s Atlanta-based lawyer, Tanya Mitchel Graham sent a statement to the AJC, saying that her client was assaulted while sleeping in the home she and McCoy shared in Milton around 3 a.m. Tuesday.
Graham says that the “male assailant” entered the home with “no signs of forced entry” and demanded specific items of jewelry that was given to Cordon by McCoy. Graham said that McCoy had requested these pieces of jewelry back on “multiple occasions” and suggested to Cordon that “she could be robbed” because the jewelry was so expensive. Police did say that the intruder “requested specific items” from the victim.
Graham added that Cordon was hit in the face with a firearm “multiple times” and she suffered injuries to her head, face and arms.
According to audio from a dispatch call obtained by TMZ from the incident, a 911 dispatcher called for police and firefighters to respond to a woman at McCoy’s home who was “hit in the head and locked in the bathroom.”
Graham said that McCoy did not contact Cordon to check on her condition or to see what was going on at the residence.
Milton police did not provide any description of the suspect. A second female victim at the home suffered minor injuries, police said. A police report from the incident was not available Tuesday.
First eviction attempt
According to Fulton County property records, the home on Hickory Pass was purchased on Oct. 18, 2016 by LMK Trust Management for $822,000. The trust has a Buffalo, New York address and the initials match McCoy’s, whose middle name is Kamel. A spokesperson with the city of Milton said that McCoy has previously verbally confirmed to Milton police that he is the homeowner.
The two-story home sits on 1.13 acres and features five bed rooms and five and a half bathrooms. It was built in 2008. The total value of the home is $1.07 million, according to Fulton County property records.
Graham said that Cordon and her children have lived in the home with McCoy since Oct. 2016. Months later, McCoy tried to have her evicted, according to documents obtained by the AJC from the Magistrate Court of Fulton County.
McCoy filed to have Cordon evicted from the home on July 3, 2017. The court document states that McCoy and Cordon were “no longer in relationship” and McCoy had allowed her to stay in the home “rent-free” for five months. However, on July 6, 2017, the Fulton County Marshal’s Department told McCoy it couldn’t fulfill his eviction request because the same addresses were listed for he and Cordon. If the defendant and plaintiff share the same address, the unit, room or suite occupied by the defendant must be identified to facilitate the eviction.
Cordon remained in the home. In February of this year, she posted a photo of herself with McCoy at what looked like a bar. The couple is smiling. In other Facebook posts, she posted videos of him talking on NFL Network.
On her Instagram page, which was recently set to private, Cordon says she is a fashion designer. She has appeared in music videos for Pharrell, John Legend, Ludacris, Kanye West and Jagged Edge. She was once married to Marcus Vick, the brother of former Falcons and Eagles quarterback Michael Vick.
BREAKING: LeSean McCoy has now retained prominent Atlanta defense attorney, Don Samuel. Samuel tells me he's getting up to speed on the case, will be speaking to #Milton Police, ex-girlfriend's attorney today. pic.twitter.com/5kexdASaye— Mike Petchenik (@MPetchenikWSB) July 11, 2018
Second try at eviction
Court documents show that McCoy tried to have Cordon “and all others” evicted again on June 6 of this year. On behalf of McCoy, the eviction was filed by Tamarcus “TJ” Porter, who was teammates with McCoy at the University of Pittsburgh.
On June 22, Graham, Cordon’s lawyer, filed to have the court disregard the dispossessory notice. Graham said that Cordon and McCoy were “discussing marriage” on May 28, and on May 29 McCoy bought Cordon a “substantial gift.”
McCoy left Georgia on May 30 to attend organized team activities in Buffalo with the Bills and Cordon left Georgia on May 31 for her sister’s graduation in Virginia, Graham said.
On June 1, Graham says, McCoy had some of his friends remove Cordon’s things from the home. Because of cameras in the home, Cordon saw this happening on her cellphone and called police, who halted McCoy’s crew from removing the items. Graham also claims that McCoy had the electricity cut off to the residence.
Graham said that McCoy had security cameras removed from the home after June 1. He later had a new security system installed, but did not give Cordon access to it, Graham says.
Graham argued that the eviction should be dismissed because it was served to Cordon’s 16-year-old son on June 11, and the eviction was filed by Porter, who is not a licensed attorney in any state. Graham said that the notice was “falsified” by Porter.
On the eviction notice filed by Porter, the word defendant and McCoy’s first name are misspelled.
The eviction case was scheduled to be in court Tuesday. Kiarra Brown, an associate attorney with Graham’s firm, attended the hearing and it was granted a continuance.
McCoy has been accused of assault previously. In 2013, a woman sued him claiming that McCoy assaulted her and then kicked her off a party bus. In 2016, McCoy was investigated for his involvement in an alleged incident outside a Philadelphia nightclub.
Milton police are continuing their investigation and are urging anyone with information about the incident to contact Detective Christopher Bradshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
McCoy’s 30th birthday is Thursday. The 5-foot-11, 210 lbs. native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles with the 53rd overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. The Eagles traded him to the Bills in 2015. He is a six-time Pro Bowler, a two-time All-Pro selection and ranks 29th all-time in career rushing yards with 10,092. McCoy has tallied 81 career touchdowns.
In a statement, the Buffalo Bills said, “We have spoken to LeSean and have been in contact with the National Football League. We will continue to gather information.”