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[BN] Blitz newsletter: The plot thickens in the case against LeSean McCoy

Bills running back LeSean McCoy seemed to be in the clear from his legal trouble as the NFL season began. But the plot thickened Tuesday when the mother of McCoy's child filed an affidavit with the State Court of Fulton County, Ga. that included serious allegations against McCoy.

Stephanie Maisonet, the mother of McCoy's 6-year-old son, LeSean Jr., alleged that McCoy needed to reschedule picking up his son for the first time ever on July 9, which turned out to be the day before his ex-girlfriend, Delicia Cordon, was assaulted during an early-morning home invasion at a Georgia home McCoy owns.

Then, Maisonet alleged, McCoy reached out to her directly instead of through a friend for the first time in years and offered a quid pro quo: If she helped him with the home invasion, he would allow their son to attend school in Miami instead of being home schooled. Additionally, she claimed that McCoy's mother reached out to her, asking her to be a character witness for McCoy.

Maisonet wrote that she agreed to help because she thought it would be best for their son, even though she believed the accusations against McCoy because she had previously been in contact with what we assume is Child Protective Services over McCoy's alleged actions against their son. Maisonet also claimed in the filing that the Instagram comment she initially posted backing McCoy was actually written by McCoy's friend using her password, and she claimed on Instagram that LeSean Jr. told her he saw McCoy twice hit his ex-girlfriend in the face.

While none of this sounds good, keep in mind that the Fulton County district attorney has been working on this case since July and hasn't charged anyone with a crime or even named any suspects. If the NFL was OK with letting McCoy play to start the season, this development isn't likely to change that. Every allegation in this filing has already been made to some extent, though not in this level of detail.

What happened to the Bills' pass defense? Pro Football Focus' Billy Moy dropped this interesting nugget: "The Bills were a zone-heavy team with Sean McDermott’s arrival in 2017, running zone coverage on 65 percent of opponents’ passing attempts. They’ve taken that to an entirely new level, running some form of zone coverage on 90.4 percent of opponents’ passing attempts through two games."



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Dungy ‘little surprised' McDermott took over play-calling in Bills-Chargers game: Tony Dungy claimed he had never seen something like that in his 28 years of coaching.

Interesting streak: The Bills will have a rookie referee for the third week in a row.

How the locals fared: Panthers tight end Chris Manhertz played 13 offensive snaps with Greg Olsen (foot) out.

Tremaine Tracker: A breakdown of how the Chargers took advantage of rookie LB Tremaine Edmunds in pass coverage.


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