LeSean McCoy Responds to 'baseless' Allegations of Abuse

LeSean McCoy
Running back LeSean McCoy released a statement amid a series of allegations made against him. Here, McCoy is pictured playing with Buffalo Bills in the AFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on January 7, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy responded to several allegations Thursday. The NFL player was accused of animal cruelty, child abuse, domestic violence and using performance-enhancing drugs. He denied them all.

"For the record, the totally baseless and offensive claims made against me today on social media are completely false," McCoy, 29, wrote Tuesday via Instagram. "Furthermore, I have not had any direct contact with any of the people involved in months."

McCoy's response comes shortly after a graphic picture of the athlete's girlfriend, Delicia Cordon, was shared by her friend, Mia, on Instagram Tuesday. The picture seemingly showed Cordon's bloody face with cuts and bruises running across it, which Mia accused McCoy of doing.

Mia referred to McCoy as a "DEVIL" and an "ANIMAL." She claimed to have publicized this alleged incident because she argued: "The world needs to know what type of animal you really are."

"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," Mia wrote Tuesday. "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."

On Monday, emergency respondents were allegedly headed to McCoy's home in Georgia, according to dispatch audio obtained by TMZ Sports. "It's gonna be in reference to a female who was assaulted, hit in the head and locked in the bathroom," the operator said. "We do have [police] in route in reference to a home invasion where a phone was taken."

The Buffalo Bills were alerted to the allegations made against McCoy and they intend to investigate the claims, according to ESPN reporter Dianna Russini. The investigation is in its early stages, but the Milton Police Department in Georgia is working toward preparing a police report after being contacted by the NFL and the Buffalo Bills, Charles Robinson‏ of Yahoo! News reported.

"We have spoken to LeSean McCoy and have been in contact with the National Football League," the Buffalo Bills said in a Twitter statement Tuesday. "We will continue to gather information."

Before serving as a running back for the Buffalo Bills, McCoy was drafted into the league by the Philadelphia Eagles as the 53rd overall pick in 2009. McCoy, a Pennsylvania native, has a son named LeSean McCoy Jr.

Representatives for McCoy and the Milton Police Department did not immediately return Newsweek's request for comment.

This story was updated to include a statement from the Buffalo Bills.

LeSean McCoy
Running back LeSean McCoy released a statement amid a series of allegations made against him. Here, McCoy is pictured playing with Buffalo Bills in the AFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on January 7, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
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