The estranged girlfriend of Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy was allegedly robbed at beaten early Tuesday morning in a home owner by McCoy. While allegations against the Pro Bowl running back have been swirling since the incident, victim Delicia Cordon seems to be backing away from previous statements implicating McCoy.
In the very first 911 call to police, Cordon can be heard accusing McCoy:
“My boyfriend who I feel like did this, who set me up, is going to see us on the cameras outside,” Cordon said to the 911 operator. “We’re breaking up and he wants all his jewelry back...oh my God.”
Later that morning, Cordon’s friends threw serious allegations at McCoy including accusing him of being behind the beating, assaulting his son, beating his dog, and taking performance-enhancing drugs.
That afternoon, Cordon’s lawyer, Tonya Mitchell Graham, released a statement mentioning McCoy’s name more than a dozen time and building a circumstantial case that he was behind the incident.
“The assailant entered the home with no signs of forced entry,” read a portion the statement’s first paragraph. “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. In fact, after Ms. Cordon refused to return her jewelry gifts to Mr. McCoy, he would often suggest to Ms. Cordon that she could be robbed because the jewelry was expensive.”
But in the intervening days, Cordon’s attorney has sought to soften the rhetoric around McCoy. First, she made note that it was Cordon’s friend and not the victim herself that made any physical abuse allegations against McCoy. Then she reiterated that Cordon herself has never made domestic violence allegations toward McCoy.
In a Philadelphia radio interview Thursday, Graham said she and her client had never said directly that McCoy was involved. (Later that day, the 911 tapes were released where Cordon says McCoy was involved.)
On Friday, Graham took another step away from McCoy, according to CBS News, when she said “her client is no longer certain the NFL star was involved in the attack.”
That’s a big change from the night of the attack and subsequent fallout later that day, but not so says Graham, who contacted ESPN reporter Mike Rodak to clarify the CBS News report.
She told Rodak that there had been “no backtracking” and that her client “suspects” McCoy had “something to do with it”.