On Tuesday, 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 and that he offered to concede part of their custody case in exchange for “help” after a home invasion that had occurred shortly prior.
In the affidavit, filed in the State Court of Fulton County, Georgia, Maisonet provides new details relating to the civil lawsuit of McCoy’s ex-girlfriend Delicia Cordon. Cordon was injured in a July 10 home invasion, during which she was hit in the face several times with a gun by a man who indicated he knew McCoy, according to a lawsuit filed by Cordon on August 10. That lawsuit also states, “McCoy would aggressively, physically discipline and beat his young son over minor mistakes that all young children make.”
Maisonet’s affidavit corroborates the child abuse alleged in Cordon’s lawsuit.
“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. The full affidavit can be read here.
Maisonet elaborated on the abuse in an Instagram post that included a video of their son crying. McCoy, who has not been charged in the home invasion or in the wake of the child abuse allegations, denied Maisonet’s allegations on Twitter and Instagram.
Maisonet’s affidavit potentially provides new context for the home invasion. The day before it occurred, Maisonet overheard McCoy, whose legal first name is LeShawn, say, “I need to get this bitch out of my house,” on the phone. Later that day, McCoy rescheduled the time to pick up his son, the first time he’d ever done so, according to Maisonet.
”After the home invasion, LeShawn McCoy decided to contact me directly for the first time in years,” Maisonet’s affidavit states. “LeShawn McCoy talked badly about Delicia Cordon and proffered that if I help him with this home invasion, he will concede in our custody case by allowing me to enroll my son in school in Miami.”
McCoy’s mother also contacted Maisonet to ask her to be a character witness, according to the affidavit. Maisonet initially agreed, allowing Tamarcus Porter, McCoy’s friend and college teammate at Pitt, who is also a defendant in Cordon’s lawsuit, to use her Instagram account to post a comment defending McCoy.
“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.”
The NFL’s investigation of the home invasion is under “active review,” according to ESPN, and neither the league nor the Bills have commented on the new allegations. Before training camp, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that unless McCoy’s status with the league changes, “the team is expected to treat him like any other player.”