LeSean McCoy Domestic Violence Accusations the Latest Black Eye for NFL


LeSean McCoy is the latest high-profile NFL player implicated in domestic violence. The current Buffalo Bills running back is accused of beating his ex-girlfriend, Delicia Cordon. The exact details are still under investigation by the authorities. But the allegations read like a bad Hollywood script. Cordon’s friends and family accused McCoy of orchestrating the invasion of the Atlanta residence where Cordon lived. According to the allegations, assailants locked her in a closet and hit Cordon in the face multiple times with a firearm.

Cordon shared a picture of her visit to London on social media. Image courtesy of Heavy.com

A friend of Cordon posted a graphic image on social media of her injuries after the assault. The caption included further allegations against McCoy, including pet and child abuse, and steroid abuse. The domestic violence accusations made against LeSean McCoy are vile and plain evil. The NFL should suspend McCoy indefinitely if this brutal assault is true.

Silence by Everyone is Wrong

The NFL tries to portray itself as a good corporate citizen committed to combating domestic violence. But the league’s efforts have failed miserably. Remember the Ray Rice fiasco. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell bowed to public pressure and punished the former Ravens running back. Goodell was hoping that more swift action by the league would convince players to clean up their acts. But after a decline in the number of arrests of NFL players in 2016, illegal player conduct is back on the rise. There have been 18 arrests involving NFL players so far and the year isn’t over.

Visualization of USA Today NFL player arrest database (2013-18).

We wish the people around Ms. Cordon were more vocal about McCoy’s abusive behavior. Since the news of the incident broke, the Big Lead reported McCoy filed court papers to evict Delicia Cordon from his Milton, Georgia home. There’s a real probability that this violent attack will devolve into a ‘he said, she said’ about marriage plans and broken promises. That’s not the real story. Look at the Cordon image closely. She was the victim of a vicious beating. If McCoy was involved in the attack in any way, he should lose the privilege to play professional football and face justice.

McCoy Denies Domestic Violence Accusations

McCoy posted his denial to his social media accounts. The Bills have responded to the allegations but very quietly. Dianna Russini of ESPN reported the Bills are looking into the allegations. Way to be proactive Bills Mafia!