The ex-girlfriend of an NFL player was reportedly beaten and bloodied in an early Tuesday morning home invasion at the player’s metro Atlanta home.
Police said the Milton home of Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy was “specifically targeted by the suspect or suspects, and not a random incident.”
Officers who responded to the Hickory Pass residence about 3:15 a.m. Tuesday found two women inside, one who was “physically assaulted by a lone intruder,” Milton police Capt. Charles Barstow told Channel 2 Action News.
“During the altercation, the suspect demanded specific items from the victim,” Barstow said.
The woman, identified by her attorneys as Delicia Cordon, was treated at North Fulton Regional Hospital and released. She was pistol-whipped multiple times to her face and head “during this horrendous attack,” the firm representing Cordon said in a statement.
The other woman, Cordon’s cousin, was reportedly hit in the back of the head.
After the home invasion, a graphic photo of Cordon’s injuries was shared to social media alleging that McCoy was somehow responsible for orchestrating the attack. The photo has since gone viral, prompting a response from McCoy.
He called the accusations “totally baseless and offensive” on Twitter.
The Milton home was at the center of a recent dispute between McCoy and Cordon, who were estranged. McCoy was taking legal action to evict the woman, Fulton County court documents show.
Cordon and her children have shared the home with McCoy since 2016. In a statement obtained by ABC News, the firm representing Cordon said there was no sign of forced entry when a man entered the home early Tuesday and threatened her and her cousin.
“The assailant demanded specific items of jewelry that had previously been gifted to Ms. Cordon by Mr. McCoy, which Mr. McCoy had requested back on many occasions,” the statement reads.
While the firm would not comment further on the incident, it noted in the statement that McCoy had sent representatives to the home in the past to attempt to remove Cordon’s belongings while she was away.
The attorneys confirmed McCoy has had no contact with Cordon since the attack. He has been out of the state on official team duties since May 30, according to court records.
The Buffalo Bills released a statement to ESPN saying they’ve been in contact with McCoy and the NFL and continue to gather information, Channel 2 reported.