A year before Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy was accused of being involved in a violent assault Tuesday against his former girlfriend, he expressed concern to the police that she might falsely accuse him of a crime, according to documents obtained Thursday from the police in Milton, Ga.
McCoy purchased a home in Milton, an Atlanta suburb, in October 2016, and the girlfriend, Delicia Cordon, appears to have moved in with him immediately after, based on her Twitter posts at the time. Since then, police officers have been dispatched to the house at least twice on calls related to disputes between McCoy and Cordon, and a third time when Cordon suspected that McCoy was improperly removing items from the residence, according to police records.
McCoy called the police to the house on July 3, 2017, just after he had begun eviction proceedings against Cordon, to report a conflict between the two of them. He said he “was very concerned that Cordon may try to either take things or make false accusations about him,” according to the police documents, and he added that he was “trying to be very careful in being around her given the climate of domestic abuse in his profession.”
On Tuesday, McCoy denied that he had been involved in an overnight assault on Cordon at the Georgia home after a friend of Cordon’s posted a photograph of her bloodied face on Instagram and suggested that McCoy was responsible. The police, without naming victims or a suspect, said a woman at the address of McCoy’s home had been injured in a home invasion and taken to a hospital.
The records released Thursday said that after McCoy called the police to the house in July 2017, they found a pile of clothing and personal items in the driveway. McCoy told officers that he and Cordon had just broken up and that they had been “having issues recently.”
McCoy said that Cordon, who was not at the house when the police arrived, had accused him of cheating. He told the police that he had subsequently asked her to return jewelry that high-end retailers had lent to them for special events, and that Cordon had refused to do so, according to the documents.
McCoy told the police that he would take Cordon’s items back into the home but would continue pursuing her eviction.
The police were again called to the residence three months ago. They left after McCoy and Cordon told them that they had resolved an argument over McCoy’s moving some furniture out of the house even though Cordon wanted the items to remain. The couple said the dispute never became physical, the documents said.
The police returned to the residence in June because Cordon, who was out of town, had checked the feed from a security camera and had seen people removing items from the house. Officers arrived to find a moving truck and spoke with McCoy’s mother, who said her son was removing his belongings from the house.
McCoy’s mother told the police that “LeSean was moving out of the home and wanted her to get his things for him so that he didn’t have to deal with Delicia.”
The police report said that “LeSean told her that Delicia could stay in the house until it was sold since she had two small children, but he wanted his things.”
In a 911 call after the assault on Tuesday, Cordon said she suspected that McCoy was behind the incident.
“The caller possibly thinks that her ex-boyfriend possibly set her up,” a police report said.
Cordon was taken to a hospital after a single male intruder entered the house at about 3 a.m. on Tuesday, beat her with a pistol and locked her in the bathroom, according to police documents.
A statement from Cordon’s lawyer, Tanya Mitchell Graham, said the intruder had specifically asked Cordon for items of jewelry that McCoy had given Cordon and “which Mr. McCoy had requested back on many occasions.”
Jacoby Hudson, a lawyer who worked for McCoy on last year’s eviction proceedings, said on Tuesday that McCoy was in Florida at the time of the home invasion and that McCoy “would never put his hands on her.”
The N.F.L. and the Bills have said they are looking into the situation.
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