Former Eagles Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy has been accused of physically abusing his own son by the boy’s mother.
According to Danny Heifetz’s post to The Ringer:
Stephanie Maisonet, the mother of Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy’s son, filed an affidavit in which she states that McCoy physically abused the boy on multiple occasions.
“Our son would often come home with bruises in which I would consistently receive outlandish excuses as to where the bruises would come from,” Maisonet’s affidavit says.
If proven, these allegations are horrific enough in and of themselves. This situation is almost certain to get even murkier and uglier, though, because Maisonet’s affidavit was offered in connection with the ongoing investigation of the July invasion of McCoy’s home. You will recall that McCoy’s erstwhile girlfriend, Delicia Cordon, was living in his Georgia home at the time of the attack despite McCoy having already instituted eviction proceedings against her.
Cordon has since filed suit against McCoy for personal injuries she sustained in the home invasion, which was maybe just a coincidence but certainly looked like an effort to convince Cordon to vacate the property. Mike Rodak summarized the legal action for ESPN.com:
Cordon, the ex-girlfriend of Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy, filed a personal injury lawsuit Friday against McCoy and his former University of Pittsburgh teammate Tamarcus Porter in connection to a July 10 home invasion in which Cordon was beaten and robbed of jewelry.
The lawsuit does not directly accuse McCoy or Porter of conducting or ordering the attack against Cordon but argues that McCoy had “actual and constructive knowledge of criminal activity existing on the property on July 10, 2018.”
In her legal filing, Cordon alleged that McCoy would “aggressively, physically disciplined and beat his young son over minor mistakes that all young children make.” These allegations were at some level lost in the wake of the furor over the picture of Cordon that surfaced depicting what appeared to be significant physical abuse she herself had sustained in the attack (which you can link to if you want to see it.)
McCoy and Cordon, before the trouble. (Photo Credit: Kevin Jairaj, USA TODAY)
Maisonet’s affidavit both supports Cordon’s claim that McCoy abused his son and, to some minds, probably makes that claim more credible. Cordon is no relation to any of the parties in the case. Maisonet is the boy’s mother, who presumably would have preferred not to publicly admit such cruelty to her son by his father.
But Maisonet’s credibility is undermined by her own admission that, at least initially, she agreed to serve as a character witness for McCoy in the home invasion case. Maisonet’s consideration for potentially perjuring herself, per her affidavit, would be concessions by McCoy to Maisonet in their custody case over the boy. That deal is apparently off now:
“I regret ever agreeing to help LeShawn McCoy in this case,” Maisonet’s affidavit says. “He should not get away with potentially orchestrating this heinous incident. I feel like I am sending our son to a monster every two weeks.”
McCoy posted the following on his Instagram account in response to the Maisonet affidavit and his alleged abuse of their son: “The allegations made against me today regarding my relationship with my son are provably false, outrageously inaccurate and offensive. I have a loving and close knit relationship with my son. That young boy is my whole life. With a custody case coming up in November, I can see why these false allegations are surfacing.”
McCoy’s Instragram biography also notes that he is “Striving to be a GREAT DAD a CHILD OF GOD.”
Whatever you say, Shady.