• NFL superstar hires prominent attorney after violent home invasion

    By: Mike Petchenik

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    NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - LeSean McCoy has retained a prominent Atlanta defense attorney just a day after a violent home invasion at his North Fulton County house

    Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik was the first reporter to break the news on Twitter about the hiring of Don Samuel.

    Samuel told Petchenik that he’s “getting up to speed” on the case and he will be speaking with the Milton Police Department. 

    On Tuesday, Milton police told Petchenik that they were called to McCoy's home along Hickory Pass, where they found a victim who had been physically assaulted by someone.

    Police believe the home was specifically targeted. 

    Officers said a woman was treated at a nearby hospital and released. A second woman suffered a minor injury during the incident.

    McCoy is currently a running back for the Buffalo Bills. He previously played for the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Milton police are being very tight-lipped about the progress of their investigation into who attacked McCoy's estranged girlfriend, Delicia Cordon. Cordon accused the NFL star of domestic abuse.

    Some are looking at the events that led up to the attack with a skeptical eye.


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    “He asked her to leave. She should have left," neighbor Glenda Ensley said. 

    Cordon's attorney has insinuated McCoy is behind a home invasion at his mansion.

    Court filings Channel 2 Action News obtained show McCoy was attempting to evict Cordon from the home because she refused to leave.

    Cordon's attorney filed a motion claiming the pair had discussed marriage as recent as late May and that McCoy had given her a "substantial gift."

    Cordon claims last month McCoy had friends, family and laborers remove her stuff without her knowledge. The pair had a court date Tuesday.

    "It raises some red flags that the very day there is supposed to be a hearing related to evicting this woman from Mr. McCoy's home that all of a sudden there's a home invasion," legal analyst Esther Panitch said. 

    Panitch said postponing the hearing gives Cordon another month in the home.

    "You could read it both ways. At the end of the day, who has more to gain from this because she has nowhere else to go possibly?" Panitch said. "Maybe he was so angry about what was going on that he decided to send somebody to do this."

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