Former Pitt and current Buffalo Bills running back LeSean “Shady” McCoy might be in some trouble, after he was accused of domestic and animal abuse on Tuesday.
Instagram user @miamor_i_adore accused McCoy of beating girlfriend Delicia Cordon, his son and dog, along with a photo of Cordon that showed her beaten and bloodied.
The post descried Cordon as the user’s “best friend.” The true identity of the user is not known at this time.
McCoy denied the allegations in his own post on Instagram, calling them “completely false.” ESPN’s Dianna Russini reported that the Bills are aware of the allegations and looking into them.
Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi had just posted on Twitter on Monday a quote from McCoy, accompanied by a graphic. McCoy said in the post that coming to Pitt was one of the best decisions he had ever made. Narduzzi has since deleted the tweet.
The NFL has seen a rise in awareness of domestic assault over the last few years. This offseason, Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith and San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster were both arrested on suspicion of domestic assault.
McCoy was arrested in 2016 for participating in a brawl in a Philadelphia night club that ended with two police officers hospitalized. The charges against him were eventually dropped due to lack of evidence.
He is entering the fourth year of a five-year, $18.25-million contact with the Bills. In 2017, he started all 16 games, rushed for 1,138 yards, scored eight touchdowns and was selected to his sixth pro bowl.
UPDATE, 4:25 p.m: The Bills issued the following statement:
“We have spoken to LeSean McCoy and have been in contact with the National Football League. We will continue to gather information.”