A photo of a severely bruised and bloody woman was posted on Instagram Tuesday, and the accompanying caption accused Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy of assaulting the woman in the photo alongside accusations of animal abuse, child abuse and drug and steroid use.
The original post was later removed. McCoy denied the allegations in a tweet:
According to TMZ Sports [warning: graphic content], the post showed severe facial injuries to Delicia Cordon, identified by McCoy in court documents as his ex-girlfriend. Cordon's friend—the woman who posted the images on Instagram—made several serious charges in the caption:
"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!!!!!"
TMZ Sports has also reported "EMTs responded to a home near Delicia's address early Monday morning."
Cordon's attorney Tanya Mitchell Graham implied that McCoy set up the attack, per TMZ Sports:
"Graham says the assailant demanded specific items of jewelry that had been given to her by McCoy -- jewelry that McCoy had previously demanded she return to him. She claims the victim also sustained injuries to her wrist when the assailant tried to rip off her bracelet.
"Graham claims before the incident, McCoy 'would often suggest to Ms. Cordon that she could be robbed because the jewelry was expensive.'"
Mike Rodak of ESPN provided a police statement in response to an inquiry about the allegations against McCoy:
"On July 10, 2018 at approximately 3:18 A.M., Milton Police responded to a home invasion at a residence on Hickory Pass near the Cherokee County line. The preliminary investigation indicates that this residence was specifically targeted by the suspect or suspects, and not a random incident. When officers arrived they found one victim who had been physically assaulted by a lone intruder. During the altercation, the suspect demanded specific items from the victim. An adult female victim was treated and released at North Fulton Regional Hospital. A second adult female victim also sustained a minor injury during the incident."
A friend of Cordon's also had a message for McCoy on Facebook [warning: graphic content] regarding the alleged attack.
Dianna Russini of ESPN.com reported the Bills are aware of the accusations and are investigating them.
The TMZ report said McCoy and Cordon "have had a contentious relationship for a while—according to docs obtained by TMZ Sports, McCoy went to court in June seeking to get a judge's order forcing to her to move out of a home he owns in Alpharetta, Georgia."
In those court documents, Cordon said McCoy had "friends, family members and other crew remove her furniture and furnishings without her knowledge" while she was gone in late May, though Cordon called the authorities and prevented them from doing so. She said McCoy then cut off the house's electricity.
McCoy, 29, is entering his 10th NFL season. He has played for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Bills in his career.