- By Mitchell Northam The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The investigation into the July 10 home invasion at NFL running back LeSean McCoy’s north Fulton County home that left his ex-girlfriend injured is still being investigated, police said.
Milton police have remain tight-lipped about the investigation and have not offered any additional details since July 12.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reached out again this week to police Capt. Charles Barstow and a city spokesperson. The spokesperson did not respond, but an automatic message was sent from Barstow’s email address, saying that as of Aug. 14 “there is still no updated information available regarding the investigation into the incident that took place on Hickory Pass on July 10.”
Meanwhile in Buffalo, McCoy is eligible to play in his team’s season opener and is not being placed on the commissioner’s exempt list “at this point,” according to comments the NFL made to The Washington Post earlier this week. Under the NFL’s personal conduct policy, commissioner Roger Goodell has the power to place McCoy on the exempt list, which is essentially paid leave.
“There’s been no change to his status,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told The Post.
The Buffalo Bills kick off their 2018 season this Sunday in Baltimore against the Ravens. McCoy, 30, is expected to start at running back and was named a team captain this week by his teammates.
According to police, an incident report and 911 calls from the July 10 home invasion, a single male suspect “specifically targeted the home” and entered it around 3 a.m. with no forced entry. His ex-girlfriend, Delicia Cordon was treated at a nearby hospital for injuries to her head, face and arms. She told a 911 dispatcher that the suspect hit her in the face with a gun, took her jewelry and cash, and then made her go into the bathroom before he fled the scene.
On that 911 call, Cordon told a dispatcher that she felt McCoy set her up. She and her Atlanta-based lawyer, Tanya Mitchell Graham, have since backed off that claim. McCoy and his attorneys have said that he had “nothing to do” with the home invasion and that he was in Miami when it occurred.
But Cordon believes that McCoy and his former college teammate, Tamarcus Porter, are liable for what happened to her. In August, Graham filed a 22-page lawsuit on Cordon’s behalf against McCoy and Porter, claiming that the two men are liable for her injuries and what was stolen from her, because, she claims, McCoy ordered Porter to make changes to the home’s security system and didn’t notify Cordon of those changes or give her access to the system.
McCoy briefly addressed the lawsuit this week while speaking to reporters in Buffalo.
"I'll take care of that stuff," McCoy said when asked about the lawsuit. "But right now, the only thing I can worry about is the Baltimore Ravens and keeping everything the same with that. Just focusing in on this big week for me, Week One. I didn't have a lot of playing time in the preseason, so I'm really locked in and just trying to focus everything on football right now. But we'll take care of that."
McCoy bought the home in Milton in Oct. 2016. Cordon claims she has lived there with him ever since. Court documents show that McCoy has twice attempted to have Cordon evicted from the home, once in 2017 and once in 2018. In August, Cordon appeared in a Fulton County court for the eviction hearing, but she voluntarily left the home before the hearing. She and her attorney reached an agreement with McCoy so she could go to the home and retrieve her belongings.
Prior to the home invasion, police had been called to the Milton home three times since the couple moved in.
Cordon’s suit against McCoy and Porter also alleges that McCoy physically abused his son and dog. The lawsuit remains open. No criminal charges have been filed against McCoy or Porter.
“Anything can get outrageous,” McCoy told The Athletic this week. “I’ve been there before. It’s not the first time anything like this has happened to me. Hopefully, it’s the last. But it is what it is. I just need to prepare myself for teammates, be a good father, be a good person. That’s my mindset.