When an intruder hit LeSean McCoy’s ex-girlfriend in the face with a handgun multiple times at the Buffalo Bills running back's house outside Atlanta early Tuesday, he demanded “specific items of jewelry and cash” that McCoy had given her and had asked for her to return, her lawyer said.
McCoy often suggested to the ex-girlfriend, Delicia Cordon, “could be robbed because the jewelry was expensive,” her lawyer said.
Police records show that that she and McCoy had argued about jewelry he wanted returned a year earlier. The records also show McCoy tried to kick her out of his house and had removed furniture and other items multiple times.
In addition, the reports reveal McCoy was aware that his dispute with Cordon could cause problems with the National Football League, which has come under fire following numerous incidents of domestic violence committed by players.
McCoy "stated that he was trying to be very careful about being around [Cordon] given the climate of domestic abuse in his profession," a report by a Milton, Ga., police officer from a July 3, 2017, incident said.
None of the reports prior to Tuesday’s incident involve any allegations or evidence of physical violence and Milton police have not named a suspect or filed any charges related to that incident as of Thursday.
But a woman who identified herself as Cordon's best friend posted a graphic photo on Instagram of Cordon covered in blood accusing McCoy of being responsible for the attack. Cordon's lawyer has also released two images of Cordon, one is the same image of Cordon covered in blood. A second showed her blood-covered hand and wrist.
Cordon’s attorney, Tanya Mitchell Graham, said in a news release that in addition to hitting Cordon in the face multiple times with a gun, “Cordon’s wrist was bruised when the assailant could not get the bracelets off her wrist.”
McCoy denied the allegations on Tuesday in a Twitter statement. Both the Bills and the NFL have said they are reviewing the allegations against McCoy.
Police were called three times to McCoy’s 5,900-square-foot house on Hickory Pass in Alpharetta since he purchased it in August 2016. The house was purchased in October 2016 for $822,000, according to the real estate website Zillow. Milton, Ga., records show LKM Trust Agreement based in Buffalo owns the property. McCoy's middle name is Kamel.
The first police report was made following the July 3, 2017, incident.
Two Milton police officers were dispatched to the house regarding a "domestic dispute,” the report said. There the officers found McCoy and several of his friends. Cordon was not present. The report spells his first name as "LeShawn."
The report indicates that the officers saw a "large mound of clothing and personal items" in the driveway in front of the garage. McCoy said that he and his girlfriend, identified as Cordon, had broken up and that "they had been having issues recently." McCoy told police that Cordon had followed him to Las Vegas and accused him of cheating on her and posting on social media about the breakup and the cheating allegations.
He told police that "jewelers often times loan them high end jewelry items to wear for events," the report said. Police said McCoy told them that Cordon had some of those jewelry items and that he had asked her "multiple times" to return them but that she had not.
The report does not specify what kind of jewelry he was talking about.
At that time, Cordon had lived at the house for at least six months and police told McCoy he couldn't "kick her out of the home" that night and that he had to follow an eviction process. He told police he had started working on that eviction process a day earlier.
Cordon returned to the house while police were there. At the time she told police that they were "going through a breakup and that their relationship was over." She told police she had nowhere else to go and that she had already consulted with an attorney about the eviction.
While police were talking to Cordon, they were advised by dispatchers that Atlanta police had a warrant out for Cordon for failing to appear on a traffic charge. She was placed in handcuffs and taken into custody.
The report says neither party made any accusations about physical abuse.
The next report police provided was about an incident on April 11, 2018. Just before noon, Cordon called 911 and police were sent to the house. "Dispatch advised the callers had everything worked out, but it sounded a little heated over the phone," a police officer wrote.
The officer met with Cordon and McCoy. The officer reported they separately said they had "everything worked out" and that the argument had not turned physical.
Cordon said she called 911 because McCoy was moving furniture out of the house and she wanted to keep it there. McCoy agreed to leave the furniture in the house, Cordon told police. McCoy said the same thing, the police officer reported.
The next incident came on June 1, 2018, which Cordon's attorney referenced in a news release following the assault at the house.
According to the police report, Cordon called police shortly before 10 a.m. that day after seeing on livestreamed security video on her cellphone that people were removing items from the Hickory Pass house. She was out of town in Virginia. She told police that McCoy, described as her "boyfriend" in the report, was out of town as well. She told police she saw a moving truck in the driveway.
Two police officers arrived at the house and saw several people moving bags and furniture out of the house. An officer spoke with McCoy's mother, Daphne McCoy, who lives in Pennsylvania. The mother was standing in the driveway, according to the report.
Daphne McCoy told the police officer that "she was there to get LeSean's things from the house per his direction." She told police that her son was moving out of the house and "wanted her to get his things for him so that he did not have to deal with Delicia." The mother told the police that McCoy said Cordon could stay in the house until it was sold "since she had two small children."
The police told the mother that any "communal property" could not be removed and that Cordon and McCoy would have to go to civil court to divide the items. After that, the movers brought the furniture back in the house but kept McCoy's clothing and shoes in the truck.
The police officer reported speaking with McCoy on the phone and said McCoy said he understood the situation and would contact his attorney.
Over the next month, McCoy filed paperwork three times with Fulton County magistrate court to try to evict Cordon.
Cordon’s attorney filed a motion in court to quash an eviction notice that was given to one of her children who is 16. Cordon does not have children with McCoy.
Cordon’s attorney said in the document that on or around Memorial Day, Cordon and McCoy discussed marriage and that he gave her an unspecified “substantial gift.” She left on May 31, the court file said, to go to her sister’s graduation in Virginia. It was the next day that she saw movers at the house on her cellphone.
The attorney said in the press release that after the June 1 incident, McCoy removed the surveillance cameras from the home and put in a new security system but did not give Cordon any information on how to access it or arm or disarm it.
Police were called to the house at 3:18 a.m. Tuesday regarding the alleged assault. The report does not provide any new details but shows that there were two women, both 34, at the house when someone who was armed with a handgun came in. The report said "no force" was used to gain entry into the house. A juvenile was also home at the time. There is a short narrative on the report that said: "On July 10, 2018 at approximately 0318 hours I was dispatched to Hickory Pass in reference to a burglary with two residents who were physically assaulted but had non-life [threatening] injuries. The investigation is ongoing."
On Thursday afternoon, Milton police released audio of the 911 calls from Tuesday's incident. The first 911 call appeared to be dropped, so operators returned the call.