Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy has contracted a prominent Atlanta defense attorney as police investigate a home invasion at a residence he owns in which his former girlfriend was allegedly beaten and robbed.
According to ESPN, the office of attorney Don Samuel confirmed to ESPN and ABC News on Wednesday morning that it was representing McCoy but had not yet released a statement about the case. McCoy reportedly owns the home in the Atlanta suburb of Milton where his former girlfriend, Delicia Cordon, was living when a home invasion occurred Tuesday that sent her to the hospital with unknown injuries. Police said a second woman, who was later identified Cordon’s cousin, was also injured during the break-in.
“The preliminary investigation indicates that this residence was specifically targeted by the suspect or suspects, and not a random incident,” police said in a statement. “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.”
Suspicion first began swirling around McCoy when an unidentified Instagram user posted an image Tuesday morning of a woman, identified as the user’s friend, with cuts and bruises on her face. The post included a message that accused McCoy of being behind the home invasion. A separate Facebook post from a woman who called herself a friend of the victim arrived at the same conclusion, alleging that “dudes” were sent to the victim’s house to beat and rob her.
Meanwhile, McCoy’s attorney, Don Samuel, has represented several high-profile clients, including former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis when he was charged with murder in 2000. The charges were ultimately dropped.