LeSean McCoy: Bills coach weighs in on troubling new allegations
The mother of LeSean McCoy's 6-year-old son has come forward with some explosive allegations against the former Eagles star.
Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy has not been charged and has not missed playing time over allegations made by his estranged girlfriend, Delicia Cordon, that he orchestrated an alleged assault and robbery in July at a house the former Eagles star owns in suburban Atlanta that left her bloodied and bruised.
But on Tuesday, Stephanie Maisonet, the mother of the former Eagle's 6-year-old son, LeSean Jr., filed an affidavit in Cordon's lawsuit that includes several explosive allegations, including that McCoy physically abused his son.
In the affidavit, Maisonet said LeSean Jr. "would often come home with bruises" after spending time with McCoy, and would consistently offer "outlandish excuses as to where the bruises would come from." Maisonet said she made a report to child services, but it's unclear if any action was taken.
"I feel like I am sending our son to a monster every two weeks," Maisonet said in the affidavit, which included a photo of LeSean Jr.'s bruised chin.
Maisonet also said she agreed to help McCoy deal with Cordon's allegations by acting as a "character witness" on his behalf. Maisonet said she gave her Instagram password to Tamarcus Porter, a friend of McCoy who was among those involved in an incident involving McCoy and two off-duty Philadelphia police officers back in 2016. She said Porter used the password to post on her Instagram that the allegations of child abuse were false, and that Cordon was trying to ruin him.
"Reluctantly, I agreed to help him because I believed that I was acting in the best interest of our son," Maisonet said in the affidavit, claiming she agreed to help McCoy after he offered to drop their custody case and enroll McCoy Jr. in school in Miami.
"The allegations made against me today regarding my relationship with my son are provably false, outrageously inaccurate and offensive," McCoy wrote on Twitter. "I have a loving and close knit relationship with my son. That young boy is my whole life. With a custody case coming up in November, I can see why these false allegations are surfacing."
Bills head coach Sean McDermott told reporters Wednesday afternoon that McCoy had been "very forthcoming" about the allegations and the team had gotten "the information that we need to this point." McDermott declined to offer any details on whether the Bills have done any investigation into the allegations about McCoy's behavior other than speaking to him.
"No one can predict the future. I don't have a crystal ball," McDermott said, adding that both McCoy and the team are "very focused on the Minnesota Vikings and our practice this afternoon."
The Fulton County District Attorney's Office, which has yet to charge anyone or name any suspects in the July home invasion and robbery, did not respond to a request for comment.
Bills general manager Brandon Beane has said previously no evidence has come to light that would impact McCoy's status with the team."You take all allegations seriously, but until the police say there's something there, we're not going to act on anything without them saying there's legit evidence," Beane told the Associated Press in August. "It's an open investigation. Nothing has come forward that said any of these things are true. So until that would happen, I don't think anything will ever change."
Last week, McCoy's lawyers asked a judge to throw out Cordon's lawsuit, claiming it was "devoid of any allegations that McCoy did anything wrong, or that anything he did contributed in any way whatsoever to the damages suffered by (Cordon) from the criminal actions of an unrelated third party."
Here is the full affidavit filed by Maisonet: