Running back LeSean McCoy of the Buffalo Bills reportedly has hired a prominent attorney as police investigate a home invasion in Milton, Ga., in which his ex-girlfriend was assaulted.
According to WSBTV.com in Atlanta, defense attorney Don Samuel will represent McCoy, who has not been charged or even mentioned by authorities as a suspect.
Samuel, who defended former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis during his 2000 murder trial in Atlanta, said he is "getting up to speed" on the case and added that he will be speaking with the Milton Police Department.
McCoy's former girlfriend, Delicia Cordon, was bruised and bloodied in what Milton Police called a "targeted" home invasion early Tuesday morning.
A friend of Cordon's accused McCoy on social media of being responsible, even though he was in South Florida training at the time of the incident.
McCoy has denied any involvement, while the Bills and the NFL have said they are investigating the situation.
The NFL reportedly has already begun its investigation of the incident. Yahoo Sports reported that the league's domestic violence investigators have contacted the Milton Police Department and Cordon’s attorneys regarding whether McCoy might have played some role in the attack on Cordon.