As the Bills take the field for the team’s first training camp practice at St. John Fisher, Bills running back LeSean McCoy faced questions about off-the-field issues after allegations made earlier this month by his ex-girlfriend.
It all started with a graphic Instagram post made by a friend showing Delicia Cordon, McCoy’s ex, bruised and bloodied after an attack at her home in Georgia. According to police records, officers were called to the home for reports of a home invasion robbery where Cordon was beaten.
Cordon’s friend claimed McCoy was to blame. She also accused the running back of abuse against his son and dog and of using steroids. The post was later deleted, but the allegations of McCoy’s complicity in the case remained.
According to reports, McCoy was in Miami training on the day Cordon was attacked in Georgia. In court documents, we learned McCoy was trying to evict Cordon from the home she was living in. Cordon’s attorney later backed down somewhat off the allegations, reportedly saying Cordon wasn’t certain by suspected McCoy played a role in the attack.
In a statement, McCoy denied any role in the attack. Speaking Thursday, he told reporters he wanted to focus on football, not other issues.
“It’s an open investigation, and I’ll leave it at that,” McCoy told reporters, saying he didn’t want to address the allegations, and rather wanted to talk about football. “I’ll let that take care of itself.”
When asked repeatedly about the case, McCoy got a little agitated, telling reporters, “I just told, everything’s geared on football. I’m here to talk about anything football-related.”
McCoy says the situation hasn’t had any impact on his training and says he’s prepared for camp and will be ready for the start of the season.
Speaking with the media Thursday afternoon, McDermott and Beane seemed to be comfortable with McCoy being at practice.
“This is a situation we take very seriously… that said, we’ve done our part, looked into what we need to look into, and as an organization feel we can move forward at this time,” McDermott told reporters.
The coach added that the team is taking one step at a time, and not focusing on what’s next. But, at the same time, McDermott says you have to be aware of where everyone is at when you are working.