Eagles talk: More on LeSean McCoy’s domestic abuse allegations
Former Eagles running back LeSean McCoy may have gotten himself in some trouble.
So much for there being no football news to report. On a day where CBS Sports named the Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills as two teams they expect to take a step in the wrong direction, one man with ties to both teams, running back LeSean McCoy finds his way into the news for the wrong reasons.
A woman claiming to be the best friend of his former girlfriend posted a disturbing photo on Instagram of a before-and-after shot of a woman who had been beaten. She also named McCoy as the assailant. The post was later deleted but found its’ way into several tweets.
Here’s one from Baller Alert. We, at ITI, chose not to post the photo due to the sensitive nature of this subject, but we’ll warn you. It’s not for the faint of heart.
McCoy responded via social media as well. Within moments, he responded via his Instagram account.
Take a look:
Mike Garafolo works for the NFL Network. Shortly after lunch on July 10th, he released a portion of a the preliminary report from the Milton Police Department.
It reads as follows:
For now, this case is in the court of public opinion.
What will make this story stand out more in people’s eyes is the fact that McCoy has seen his name in the headlines on more than one occasion for the wrong reasons. Once upon a time, there were fans who had married themselves to the idea that a McCoy reunion with the Eagles was a good idea. After all, he is Philly’s all-time leading rusher, and he was once a fan favorite.
On the other hand, with guys like Darren Sproles, Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement in the bird’s nest now, it’s hard to believe that was ever the case. Winning a Super Bowl can definitely heal a few old wounds.
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Unfortunately for McCoy, regardless of how this turns out, he’ll probably find his way to a league mandated suspension. More will have to be learned about the details of this case, but there’s just one more problem.
He’s probably already been convicted in the court of public opinion. We’ll have to wait and see what happens.