Police acknowledged Tuesday that a woman was assaulted during a home invasion at a suburban Atlanta house owned by former Eagles star LeSean McCoy, hours after graphic posts on social media accused the Buffalo Bills running back of bloodying his former girlfriend.
One female was treated and released from the hospital, while another suffered a minor injury during the invasion early Tuesday, Milton police said.
McCoy, the Eagles' career rushing leader, denied allegations posted on Instagram earlier in the day accusing him of hurting his former girlfriend.
"For the record, the totally baseless and offensive claims made against me today on social media are completely false," McCoy said in a statement released on two of his social media accounts. "Further more, I have not had any direct contact with any of the people involved in months."
An unidentified woman put the post on Instagram, saying she is friends with the injured woman. The post showed a graphic photo of the former girlfriend and accused McCoy of physically abusing her, his son and his dog, as well as injecting steroids.
The woman who posted the accusations and the ex-girlfriend have not responded to messages left by the Associated Press. The AP generally does not identify people who may have been victims of abuse.
Police said it's not clear how many suspects were involved, but said that one suspect demanded specific items from one of the women in the home.
The Bills issued a statement saying they have been in contact with McCoy and the NFL and will continue gathering information. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league is reviewing the matter.
McCoy turns 30 on Thursday and is preparing to enter his fourth season with the Bills. He spent his first six seasons with the Eagles, where he led the NFL in rushing yards in 2013 before being traded to Buffalo for linebacker Kiko Alonso in 2015. He has never been suspended by the NFL for using performance enhancing substances during his nine-year career.
Fulton County Magistrate Court records show that McCoy initiated eviction proceedings against the former girlfriend in July 2017, saying that the pair were no longer in a relationship.
Court records show two attempts to serve the former girlfriend with the document but no other action. Eviction paperwork was filed again last month with McCoy listed as the plaintiff and the woman and "and all others" listed as the defendant.
The sworn statement to initiate the proceedings was signed by Tamarcus Porter, who played football with McCoy at the University of Pittsburgh.
Porter was arrested with McCoy after a nightclub brawl involving off-duty police officers in Philadelphia in February 2016. No charges were filed after prosecutors said they could not prove who initiated the fight in which two officers were injured.
No attorney for McCoy is listed in the June 10 filing.
The former girlfriend challenged the eviction June 22, saying she had been in a relationship with McCoy for at least two years and that she and her children have lived with McCoy at his house since October 2016, according to a motion filed by her lawyer.
McCoy discussed marriage with her over Memorial Day weekend and gave her "a substantial gift" on May 29, the motion says. McCoy left Georgia the next day and had not returned, the motion says.
The woman went to Virginia on May 31 to attend her sister's graduation. While she was gone, on June 1, McCoy had some of his friends, family members and others remove her furniture and furnishings without her knowledge, the motion says.
The woman saw this happening through security cameras that she could monitor on her cellphone and called the police, the motion says. The police stopped the removal.
The eviction papers were served on the woman's 16-year-old son on June 11.