Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy issued a statement on Instagram on Tuesday denying allegations of domestic violence, child abuse, animal cruelty and performance-enhancing drug use made by another Instagram user.
The user posted an image of a woman with cuts and bruises on her face and accused McCoy of being responsible for the injuries. The post went on to accuse McCoy of beating his dog into kidney failure, “viciously” beating his son and using illegal steroids.
The post was later deleted.
“For the record, the totally baseless and offensive claims made against me today on social media are completely false,” McCoy said in his response. “Further more [sic], I have not had any direct contact with any of the people involved for months.”
The poster identified the woman in the photo Delicia Cordon, an ex-girlfriend of McCoy’s, and said she’s a close friend of Cordon.
In response to inquiries from multiple media outlets about the allegations against McCoy, Milton (Ga.) police released a statement saying they are investigating a home invasion robbery at a house in the Atlanta suburb early Tuesday morning, though no suspects or victims were identified.
Per the statement, the preliminary investigation indicates the residence was specifically targeted by the suspect or suspects, and one female victim was physically assaulted by a lone intruder, who demanded specific items from the victim. That victim was taken to a local hospital and treated for unknown injuries before being released, and another female victim sustained a minor injury, per the report.
According to property records, the home where the alleged incident occurred is owned by “LMK Trust Agreement,” which are McCoy’s initials, and has a Buffalo mailing address.
TMZ published audio of an emergency call from 3:23 a.m. ET purportedly pertaining to the incident, in which the operator says a female victim “was assaulted, hit in the head and locked in the bathroom.”
The Bills said in a statement, “We have spoken to LeSean and been in contact with the National Football League. We will continue to gather information.”
League spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league is “reviewing the matter.”
McCoy, 29, rushed for 1,138 yards and six touchdowns last season. He’s a six-time Pro Bowl selection in his nine NFL seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Bills.
–Field Level Media