Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy has hired a well known Atlanta based defense attorney after a home invasion sent a former girlfriend of his to the hospital. The police investigation says that she was beaten and robbed of her jewelry. The attorney, Don Samuel, confirmed to multiple sources that he would be representing McCoy but did not release any further statements concerning the case.
McCoy has denied accusations made by a friend of the victim on social media, saying that he has not had any contact in months. The NFL released a statement on Tuesday saying that was reviewing the matter. The Bills released a statement Tuesday saying they were in contact with McCoy and the NFL, and were continuing to gather information.
McCoy owns the house in the Atlanta suburbs where the victim was attacked. The redacted version of the report that the Milton police force has released to the public lists crimes of armed robbery, aggravated assault with a firearm, residential burglary without force, and aggravated battery.
The NFL’s personal conduct policy could allow McCoy to be placed on the commissioner’s exempt list which would prevent him from practicing or playing in any games. The exempt list requires either a player to have been formally charged with a crime of violence, including “having engaged in other conduct that poses a genuine danger to the safety or well-being of another person,” or for a league to suspect a violation but still be investigating.