Bills' McCoy reportedly hires prominent defense attorney amid investigation

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy has hired a defense attorney as an investigation continues into a home invasion that resulted in the alleged assault of his ex-girlfriend.

McCoy is being represented by Don Samuel, according to multiple reports Wednesday. Samuel, based in Atlanta, was part of the defense team when former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis was charged with murder in 2000. The charges were later dropped.

Tanya Mitchell Graham, the attorney for Delicia Cordon, an ex-girlfriend of McCoy, released a statement Tuesday evening saying Cordon was assaulted around 3 a.m. Tuesday in a Milton, Ga., home she shares with McCoy.

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According to the statement, a man entered the home with no signs of forced entry, hit Cordon multiple times in the face with a gun, demanded jewelry and cash, and injured her head, face, arms and wrist. The statement says the man also hit another woman, Cordon's cousin, in the back of the head with a gun.

The statement added that the man demanded specific jewelry items that McCoy had gifted to Cordon, items McCoy had previously requested back and had suggested Cordon might be robbed of because of their expense. It went on to say McCoy had attempted to evict Cordon -- from whom the statement says he is currently estranged -- directing others to remove her belongings from the home on June 1 and directing someone to file an eviction proceeding on June 6. The statement adds that McCoy had security cameras removed from the home and installed a new security system after June 1 without providing Cordon access to the system.

Earlier Tuesday, an unidentified Instagram user posted a photo of a woman -- whom the user identified as Cordon, and a close friend of hers -- with a bloodied and bruised face, and accused McCoy of being responsible for the injuries seen in the image. The post went on to accuse McCoy of beating his dog into kidney failure, "viciously" beating his son and using illegal steroids.

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PHILADELPHIA - 2009: LeSean McCoy of the Philadelphia Eagles poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by NFL Photos)
PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 1: Running back LeSean McCoy #29 of the Philadelphia Eagles carries the ball during a game against the New York Giants on November 1, 2009 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO - NOVEMBER 15: Running back LeSean McCoy #29 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs the ball during the game against the San Diego Chargers on November 15, 2009 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Chargers defeated the Eagles 31-23. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 26: LeSean McCoy #25 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on during a NFL game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on September 26, 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Michael DeHoog/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)
(EXCLUSIVE) (L-R) LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson and Jason Avant of the Philadelphia Eagles pose backstage after winning the award for 'Best Game' at The 2011 ESPY Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 30: LeSean McCoy #25 of the Philadelphia Eagles carries the ball during the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field on October 30, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Cowboys 34-7. (Photo by Rob Tringali/SportsChrome/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 11: Running back LeSean McCoy #25 of the Philadelphia Eagles plays against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on December 11, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Eagles defeated the Dolphins 26-10. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 01: NFL Running Back LeSean McCoy of the Philadelphia Eagles and offensive lineman Jermon Bushrod of the New Orleans Saints (accepting award for Quaterback Drew Drew Brees) pose with the FedEx Air and Ground NFL Players of the Year awards during a news conference prior to Super Bowl XLVI. In honor of the winners' great seasons, FedEx will donate $25,000 to each of their local New Orleans and Philadelphia Junior Achievement chapters to support the next generation of entrepreneurs in their communities. at JW Marriott on February 1, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for FedEx,)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 30: LeSean McCoy #25 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs during the game against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on September 30, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Eagles won 19-17. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Philadelphia Eagles/Getty Images)
LeSean McCoy, Eagles during the New York Giants V Philadelphia Eagles NFL American Football match at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ, USA. 30th December 2012. Photo Tim Clayton (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 27: Running back LeSean McCoy #25 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs against the New York Giants during the first quarter of a game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 27, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Vick recovered the fumble. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 17: LeSean McCoy #25 of the Philadelphia Eagles observes the national anthem before the game against the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field on November 17, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles won 24-16. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Philadelphia Eagles/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 08: LeSean McCoy #25 of the Philadelphia Eagles carries the ball in the third quarter against the Detroit Lions on December 8, 2013 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 16: NFL player LeSean McCoy attends the 2014 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 15: LeSean McCoy #25 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on against the Indianapolis Colts during the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 15, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Eagles defeated the Colts 30-27. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 23: LeSean McCoy #25 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans in the second quarter of the game at Lincoln Financial Field on November 23, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: LeSean McCoy #25 of the Buffalo Bills on the sideline during NFL game action against the Indianapolis Colts at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 13, 2015 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
SYRACUSE, NY - NOVEMBER 08: LeSean McCoy #25 of the Buffalo Bills runs with the ball against the Miami Dolphins during the second quarter at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo defeated Miami 33-17. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: LeSean McCoy #25 of the Buffalo Bills carries the ball for a touchdown during the first half against the Arizona Cardinals on September 25, 2016 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo defeats Arizona 33-18. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 07: Running back LeSean McCoy #25 of the Buffalo Bills warms up before an NFL game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on November 7, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 20: LeSean McCoy #25 of the Buffalo Bills runs with the ball against the Cincinnati Bengals during the game at Paul Brown Stadium on November 20, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bills defeated the Bengals 16-12. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 01: Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy (25) reacts after the Bills score a touchdown during an NFL football game between the Buffalo Bills and the Atlanta Falcons on October 1, 2017 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 29: LeSean McCoy #25 of the Buffalo Bills warms up before the start of NFL game action against the Oakland Raiders at New Era Field on October 29, 2017 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 10: LeSean McCoy #25 of the Buffalo Bills warms up before the game against the Indianapolis Colts at New Era Field on December 10, 2017 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo defeats Indianapolis in overtime 13-7. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 24: LeSean McCoy #25 of the Buffalo Bills runs the ball against the New England Patriots during the first half at Gillette Stadium on December 24, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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The post was later deleted, but the user said in a later post: "And for the record Delicia's lawyer forced me to remove that post. I stand by what I've said. I've personally addressed @LeSeanMcCoy on everything that was stated many many times over the years. Lie to these people if you want Shady, but you know I know everything."

McCoy posted a statement on Instagram after the original image and accusations were posted, reading, "For the record, the totally baseless and offensive claims made against me today on social media are completely false. Further more (sic), I have not had any direct contact with any of the people involved for months."

In response to inquiries from multiple media outlets about the allegations against McCoy, Milton police released the following statement Tuesday afternoon, before Graham's statement:

"On July 10, 2018 at approximately 3:18 A.M., Milton Police responded to a home invasion at a residence on Hickory Pass near the Cherokee County line. The preliminary investigation indicates that this residence was specifically targeted by the suspect or suspects, and not a random incident. 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. 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."

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

League spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league is "reviewing the matter."

McCoy, who turns 30 on Thursday, rushed for 1,138 yards and six touchdowns last season. He's a six-time Pro Bowl selection in his nine NFL seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Bills.

--Field Level Media

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