The explosive allegations levied against Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy on Tuesday, July 10, began a hectic day of updates. McCoy’s estranged girlfriend, Delicia Cordon, was assaulted and robbed in a home owned by McCoy in the early morning hours. With new information coming every hour, social media posts being deleted, and statements made by police and attorneys, it’s time to reset the coverage.
Here is a complete timeline of what we know so far:
October 2016 - McCoy and Cordon begin living together
This date is from court documents.
July 1, 2017 - Cordon accuses McCoy of cheating
A year ago, Cordon says she caught McCoy with an escort. The tweet is now deleted, but of course there are screen grabs of the accusation.
July 3, 2017 - Police called to home, McCoy files eviction proceeding
Police are called to the home for the first time since McCoy has owned it. They find a pile of clothes and personal belongings in the driveway belonging to Cordon. Police inform McCoy that he can’t immediately evict Cordon from the home because she has been living there for more than six months. This is where we first learn about the jewelry gifts from McCoy to Cordon as well as his fears that she will later accuse him of domestic violence. Both McCoy and Cordon say this argument never got physical. Cordon is led away in handcuffs for failing to appear in court over a traffic violation.
Saying that he would allow Cordon to live at the home rent-free for five months, McCoy files a notice of eviction on the home he owned and at which Cordon was staying.
Summer 2017 - The pair reconciles
The two reconciled and the matter regarding the home was eventually dismissed. Cordon is seen in social media posts throughout the 2017 NFL season supporting McCoy at games, calling him “my man”.
April 11, 2018 - Police are called a second time
McCoy attempts to move furniture from the home and Cordon calls police, who investigate the domestic dispute. Both parties say there was no physical altercation.
May 28, 2018 - McCoy and Cordon discuss marriage
According to court documents, McCoy gave Cordon a “substantial gift” before leaving Georgia to attend OTAs in the Buffalo area. This is the last time the two see each other, according to both parties.
June 1, 2018 - McCoy acquaintances attempt to evict Cordon, police called a third time
McCoy and Cordon speak for the last time before the July 10 assault accusations. McCoy says he is going to meet Cordon in Virginia for her sister’s graduation. He does not.
While McCoy was in New York and Cordon was in Virginia attending her sister’s graduation, family, friends, and laborers of McCoy’s showed up to their shared home in Georgia and attempted to remove Cordon’s furniture and belongings. Using the security system in the home, Cordon was able to view the events on her cell phone and alert police. They tell McCoy’s mother that she can’t remove the belongings from the residence.
After June 1, 2018 - New security system installed
According to Cordon’s lawyer, McCoy installed a new security system and Cordon had no access to turn on the alarms or monitor the home in which she was living.
According to McCoy, after he installed a new security system, Cordon had it removed.
June 6, 2018 - Eviction proceeding filed against Cordon
McCoy begins the legal process of evicting Cordon by filing a court document that triggered the court date originally scheduled for July 10, 2018. It is signed by McCoy’s former collegiate teammate Tamarcus Porter (who is not a lawyer).
June 11, 2018 - Eviction papers served to Cordon’s 16-year-old son
A breach of legal protocol as Cordon’s minor son is served with eviction papers.
June 22, 2018 - Eviction challenged
Porter is not a lawyer and the papers were served to a minor, says Cordon’s lawyer in the challenge. Her attorney also claims that McCoy never asked for Cordon or her family to leave the house, saying the entire thing was fabricated by Porter. At this point, a hearing is set for July 10th.
July 9, 2018 - Cordon returns from a trip to London
McCoy is in Miami training for the upcoming season per multiple social media posts, while Cordon returns home to Georgia.
July 10, 2018 - McCoy and Cordon’s original court date
This court date was recently postponed 30 days due to Cordon’s lawyer’s mother being in the hospital.
July 10, 2018 at 3:00 a.m. - Cordon assaulted in McCoy’s home
Cordon is assaulted and robbed in her home. You can listen to the 911 call here. She wonders if McCoy “set her up” and is behind the break in and assault. She tells the operator she believes McCoy is watching the incident using external security cameras.
July 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. - Cordon assaulted in McCoy’s home
Incident becomes public as friends of Cordon post on social media claiming McCoy was behind the attack. One says McCoy “sent dudes” to assault her and that Cordon was pistol whipped. Another doesn’t stop at accusations of assault, claiming McCoy also beat his son, beat his dog, and took steroids. The latter set of accusations came in a now-deleted Instagram post.
Later in the day, Cordon’s attorney released a statement outlining a strong circumstantial case against McCoy.
“The assailant entered the home with no signs of forced entry,” reads the statement from Cordon’s attorney. “The assailant demanded specific items of jewelry that had been previously gifted to Ms. Cordon by Mr. McCoy, which Mr. McCoy had requested back on many occasions.”
The statement goes on to detail the physical injuries sustained by Cordon.
McCoy denied the allegations quickly.
“For the record the totally baseless and offensive claims made against me today on social media are completely false. Further more, I have not had any direct contact with any of the people involved in months,” McCoy wrote on Instagram.
The Bills and the NFL are made aware of the situation and begin investigating.
County law enforcement released a statement saying the robbery was targeted and not random, though they did not name McCoy as a suspect.
July 12, 2018 - Cordon’s lawyer reiterates there has never been domestic violence accusations
Tanya Mitchell Graham, Cordon’s lawyer, tells an Atlanta news station that Cordon has never accused McCoy of domestic violence.
July 12, 2018 - 911 tapes of July 10th incident released
July 13, 2018 - Cordon lawyer wavers on McCoy’s alleged role
Graham tells CBS News that her client is “no longer certain” McCoy played a role in the assault. Later, she speaks with ESPN’s Mike Rodak and says almost the opposite, saying there had been “no backtracking” and that her client “suspects” McCoy had “something to do with it”. She declines to speak further without proof.
July 16, 2018 - Cordon moves out of the residence, per TMZ
Moving trucks are photographed at the house less than a week after the assault, according to TMZ. No one has confirmed this publicly.
July 26, 2018 - McCoy scheduled to begin training camp
The Bills first practice of training camp begins at 5:30 p.m., with or without McCoy.
August 2018 - New date for eviction hearing
The rescheduled date for the eviction notice is now unclear.