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Lawyer For LeSean McCoy’s Ex-Girlfriend Issues Big Update On Robbery, Assault Allegations

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It has been almost two weeks since LeSean McCoy's ex-girlfriend Delicia Cordon was assaulted in an attempted robbery. Cordon's attorney is now admitting some doubt about the case against the Buffalo Bills running back.

Cordon has accused McCoy, whose house she was staying in at the time of the robbery, of sending men to try and take jewelry that he had given her when the two were together.

From the Milton police's statement on the robbery attempt:

“At approximately 3:00 a.m. on this morning, while she was sleeping in the residence that she shares with Mr. McCoy, Ms. Cordon was physically assaulted in the home by a male assailant who entered the home with no signs of forced entry.

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 the jewelry gifts to Mr. McCoy, he would often suggest to Ms. Cordon that she could be robbed because the jewelry was expensive.”

Police have said that this was a targeted crime against Delicia Cordon. However, her attorney admits it will be hard to prove the case against LeSean McCoy.

Tanya Mitchell Graham wrote a letter to the Buffalo News, asserting that Cordon believes McCoy was involved. However, she admits that the burden of proof to blame McCoy may be tough to reach:

“She absolutely thinks Mr. McCoy had something to do with it,” Graham said in response to emailed questions from The News. “She believes anyone else involved was likely contacted by someone else on behalf of Mr. McCoy.”

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“I mentioned that I had a conversation with our client about the ‘criminal burden of proof,’ which is a higher standard than a civil burden of proof, and ‘probable cause’ – legal terms,” she said. “At this time, there is circumstantial evidence, which is not significant enough probable cause for an arrest; so, I said you can't blame Mr. McCoy without additional evidence.

“This matter is under investigation, and we should allow the City of Milton Police and their detectives to do their job. I think either the way I said that, or the way it was interpreted caused some confusion to suggest that my client was backtracking. She is not. I was just trying to explain the legalities of the incident.”

McCoy, who has retained the same lawyer that represented Ray Lewis in 2000, flatly denies any involvement in the assault.

Cordon has moved out of the home from which McCoy was attempting to convict her. She reportedly still has bruising and swelling from the attack.