For Lesean McCoy, too early to tell how Bills, NFL may react

ESPN's Mike Clay speaks with WBEN about LeSean McCoy

Mike Baggerman
July 16, 2018 - 3:00 am
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The legal mess for LeSean McCoy is being digested by Buffalo Bills fans in Bills country but the controversy is also getting lots of attention across the country due to the NFL star's status as a marquis player.

"It's a big deal," ESPN's Mike Clay told WBEN. "We can't have these kind of things happen in the world, the NFL, or anywhere."

Well-known sports reporters Mike Rodak and Adam Schefter have covered the story in addition to several other national media outlets.

McCoy was accused by his ex-girlfriend of being behind the break in at McCoy's Milton, Georgia home last Tuesday at 3:18 a.m. McCoy's ex-girlfriend was assaulted during the break-in and jewelry was stolen. Later that day, a photo surfaced on Instagram depicting the woman covered in blood and called out McCoy for alleged domestic abuse, animal abuse, and the use of performance enhancing drugs.

McCoy denied all allegations, adding that he has not had contact with his ex-girlfriend in months. He also hired a high-profile attorney in Georgia.

"(The Bills) probably have more information than we do at this point," Clay said. "If they know something they'll obviously make a move. I would expect any team to move on if any hint of this is true. I think fans think that's the case for any player on any team.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston was initially suspended six games after allegedly groping an Uber driver during the off-season. The NFL reduced the suspension to three games. Winston was never convicted of a crime, though he was accused in the past of sexual assault.

Clay said it's too early in the investigation to guess how the NFL or the Bills will react. 

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