Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is denying allegations that he assaulted a woman this week, along with other accusations made in a graphic Instagram post shared by the alleged victim’s friend on Tuesday.
Additional social media posts and new information about situation surrounding McCoy and the alleged victim surfaced in the hours after the initial accusation was made.
What are the allegations?
The first social media post with allegations, which has since been deleted, included a before and after photo showing cuts and bruises on the alleged victim next to a photo of her said to be from the day prior to the attack. The post also included a caption that listed additional accusations, including domestic abuse, child abuse, animal abuse, and steroid and drug use.
The image was posted by a woman who says she is a friend of the alleged victim, who is said to have been in a relationship with McCoy. The post appears to show the alleged victim hospitalized with severe facial injuries.
The now-deleted post included a caption that read:
@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 @nfl @tmz_tv @buffalobills
In the comments on the post, the woman said that a police report has already been filed by the alleged victim.
Another social media post from a different woman also claiming to be a friend of the alleged victim, with the same graphic photo from the Instagram post, claimed that “dudes” were sent to “pistol whip and rob” her in her Georgia home, which is owned by McCoy.
“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.”
A “targeted” home invasion
The incident is related to what police in Milton, Ga., are calling a “targeted” home invasion. In a statement issued Tuesday afternoon, the City of Milton Police Department described responding to an incident overnight and finding two female victims who had been assaulted by a lone intruder.
One victim was taken to the hospital for treatment and later released. The second victim sustained a minor injury, according to police.
Neither McCoy nor the victim were specifically mentioned.
Here’s the full statement from authorities:
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.
The home is owned by LKM Trust Agreement — LKM are McCoy’s initials — which is listed with a Buffalo, NY, address.
According to court documents obtained by TMZ Sports, McCoy filed for a court order in June to have his ex-girlfriend, evicted from the house. McCoy’s attorney told WSBTV that she would not leave the home. The two were scheduled to appear in court Tuesday for an eviction hearing.
The victim claims in those court documents that McCoy sent people to the house last month to remove furniture and other items while she was not there.
McCoy has been training in Miami throughout the summer, and his attorney says that’s where the Bills running back was this week when the home invasion took place.
Authorities are still investigating the attack and home invastion in Georgia.
The Bills and the NFL are both investigating the incident and allegations.
“We have spoken to LeSean and have been in contact with the National Football League,” the Bills said in a statement Tuesday. “We will continue to gather information.”
The NFL mandates a six-game suspension for any player who violates the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy regarding assault, battery, or domestic violence. A longer punishment may be applied “when circumstances warrant.”
McCoy, 29, has never been suspended in his NFL career but was accused in 2016 of being involved in a bar fight that ended with two off-duty police officers hospitalized. No criminal charges were filed against McCoy due to “insufficient evidence” and the NFL opted not to punish the running back.
In 2013, a woman sued McCoy for assault, alleging he or his bodyguard struck her and shoved her off a party bus in New Jersey. McCoy was a member of the Philadelphia Eagles at the time and wasn’t suspended for the incident.