The former girlfriend of LeSean McCoy is suing the Buffalo Bills running back and another man for damages stemming from a July 10 home invasion during which she alleges she was injured.
Delicia Cordon claimed that McCoy and Tamarcus Jerod Porter are “liable for assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress” she suffered while in the suburban Atlanta home owned by McCoy.
The lawsuit was filed in Georgia State Court in Fulton County on Friday, according to court records obtained by The Buffalo News.
The documents described Porter as "the best friend and/or personal assistant of McCoy."
The suit, which spells McCoy's first name incorrectly, as "Leshawn," seeks unspecified costs for “injuries sustained, pain and suffering, expenses of treatment, costs of future care and treatment, lost wages and ability to labor, and all remaining elements of damages allowed under Georgia Law, including special damages, compensatory damages, consequential damages, and economic damages.”
It claimed that $133,000 in jewelry – most of which it alleged was purchased by McCoy – was stolen during the invasion.
The lawsuit documents portray a relationship – between McCoy, 30, and Cordon – that the suit claims hit both highs and lows.
At its best, the court documents detail, the relationship between the couple was happy and rewarding. Cordon decorated the Atlanta-area home the pair lived in for a time, the suit claims. There were gifts of jewelry – the suit mentions a pair of diamond earrings rented for Cordon to wear at the 6th annual NFL Honors awards show – and talk of engagement, the suit alleged. The suit charges that McCoy promised to purchase the earrings for Cordon.
According to the lawsuit, Cordon later learned McCoy had not paid for the hoop earrings and she gave them back to McCoy, so he could give them back to the jeweler they had come from before the event.
But their relationship also had dark moments, the lawsuit filed by Cordon charges.
Among those bad moments were the alleged attack on Cordon and the alleged theft of her personal property, as well as what the suit charged was extreme behavior by McCoy himself. One such claim alleged in the suit is that McCoy allegedly used physical punishment with a dog and a child. There were also efforts to have Cordon leave the property in various ways, the suit charges.
Another factor mentioned in the lawsuit filed by Cordon is the alleged presence of Porter, the friend of McCoy who is named in the suit. According to the lawsuit, McCoy allegedly let Porter and other friends go into and leave the house, allegedly without Cordon's approval.
The News attempted Monday to contact the attorneys for McCoy, Don Samuel, and for Cordon, Tanya Mitchell Graham.
Neither lawyer had yet responded Monday evening.
An investigation by police in Milton, Ga., has yet to result in the naming of any suspects.
On July 26, before the first practice of the Bills' training camp at St. John Fisher College, General Manager Brandon Beane made it clear to reporters the team was satisfied from what it had heard at that point from police and NFL investigators that McCoy should be allowed to be part of the team and "we don't see that changing."
The same day, McCoy wouldn't address any details about the case but told reporters he was "very confident" about playing this season and that Beane and McDermott were "110 percent" behind him.
Graham, Cordon's attorney, has said her client described the robber as a short black man wearing a mask and dressed in black. He demanded cash and specific items of jewelry that McCoy gave Cordon as birthday presents, the lawyer said.
Then, the intruder hit her in the face with a handgun several times, she said. Graham said two Cartier bracelets were taken.
In an Instagram post Friday, Cordon wrote: “I want to take a moment to express my sincerest appreciation to every last one of you that prayed for me during the last month! Every positive post, text, call, & direct message meant a lot to me! Tx to everyone who sent flowers (even strangers), thoughtful gifts & encouraging words. Also those of u who even lost a few brain cells from arguing in my defense with the most ignorant individuals ever. Trust me, I know how frustrating that can be.
"Just to update those who expressed concern, physically I seem to be healing properly, however mentally is still a battle!" Cordon said Friday in her Instagram post. "I wont question God, & I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. Tx to my amazing support system cause only Lord knows where I'd be without them! Continued prayers are much needed as I, One of Gods TOUGHEST Soldiers, fights for justice to be served, because NO ONE deserves what my cousin & I endured! Love All!"
Read Delicia Cordon's complaint: