Buffalo Bills Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy issued a strong denial Tuesday after a post on social media accused him of beating a woman, his son and a dog. The post also alleged he had used performance-enhancing drugs.
McCoy wrote on his Twitter and Instagram accounts, stating, “For the record, the totally baseless and offensive claims made against me today on social media are completely false. Furthermore (sic), I have not had any direct contact with any of the people involved in months.”
In a recently deleted, graphic post on Instagram, a photo displayed a woman who was cut and bruised on the face, accusing McCoy of the following:
“@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.”
Atlanta-based lawyer Jacoby Hudson, who represented McCoy in eviction proceedings against the woman shown injured on Instagram, told USA TODAY Sports that McCoy had not lived at the residence in Alpharetta, Ga., for months.
“He’s been living in Miami,” Hudson said in a phone interview. “He’s working out down there and meeting with his agent (Drew Rosenhaus). … What was posted (on social media) is absolutely not true.”
The Milton (Ga.) Police Department said in a statement Tuesday that they are investigating a “targeted” home invasion earlier that morning.
“When officers arrived they found one victim who had been physically assaulted by a lone intruder,” police said in the statement. “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.”
Hudson said McCoy was in Miami at the time of the incident.