LeSean McCoy's legal battle with ex-girlfriend

For more than a year, LeSean McCoy and his ex-girlfriend, Delicia Cordon, have been locked in a legal battle over the home they once shared in suburban Atlanta.

A hearing was scheduled Tuesday but was postponed because Cordon’s attorney could not appear due to a family emergency. Early Tuesday morning, a 911 call was reportedly placed from the home, alleging a “home invasion” where a “female was assaulted.”

Late Tuesday morning, a friend of Cordon’s posted, via Instagram, a photo of a woman, presumed to be Cordon, with a bruised and bloodied face. In the caption, she blames McCoy. That post was taken down as of Tuesday evening.

LeSean McCoy and Delicia Cordon at at Super Bowl party in 2017. (Getty)
LeSean McCoy and Delicia Cordon at at Super Bowl party in 2017. (Getty)

“I can’t believe you did this to my best friend!!!!! YOUR KARMA IS GOING TO BE SO REAL!!!!!! The world needs to know what type of animal you really are!!!!!!!” the caption read.

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McCoy has denied the allegation.

The eviction battle

According to court filings, Delicia Cordon and her children lived with McCoy at his Alpharetta, Georgia, home beginning in October 2016. Cordon charged in a June 22 court filing that she and McCoy had been in a relationship “for at least two (2) years.” However, McCoy had filed a dispossessory affidavit – basically, a request for eviction – against Cordon on July 3, 2017.

McCoy, the owner of the property, noted in the 2017 filing that he and Cordon were “no longer in relationship and Plaintiff [McCoy] allowed Defendant [Cordon] to live rent-free while at premises for 5 months.” In that affidavit, McCoy demanded “possession of the premises,” but did not seek any accrued rent or other compensation. That affidavit was returned “NON EST” – that is, unserved – because both parties shared the same address.

The home

According to online records, the 5-bedroom, 5,500-square foot home in Alpharetta was purchased in October, 2016, for $822,000. It’s located about 40 miles north of Atlanta.

LeSean McCoy’s home in Alpharetta, Georgia. (Yahoo Sports)
LeSean McCoy’s home in Alpharetta, Georgia. (Yahoo Sports)

The legal battle heats up

According to Cordon, McCoy was “discussing marriage” as recently as Memorial Day of this year, and gave Cordon “a substantial gift” on May 29. The next day, McCoy traveled to Buffalo for OTAs, and has remained out of the state of Georgia ever since.

In a court filing, Cordon claims to have left the Alpharetta home on May 31 to attend her sister’s graduation and said McCoy had agreed to meet her in Virginia for the graduation. However, while Cordon was gone, McCoy allegedly enlisted friends and family members to begin removing Cordon’s furniture from the house – without, she claims, her knowledge. She spotted the movement on in-home security cameras piped to her cell phone and called the police. That halted the removal of furniture, but McCoy also apparently shut off the electricity to the house.

So McCoy – through an associate, Tamarcus Porter, who is not an attorney – filed another dispossessory affidavit on June 6, this time against “Delicia Cordon and all others” living at the Alpharetta address. “Defendant is ex-girlfriend of owner/plaintiff and refuses to leave,” McCoy wrote. In addition, he demanded in this affidavit that Cordon “return any/all items removed from premises.”

On June 11, a Fulton County process server served Cordon’s 16-year-old son with the affidavit. Eleven days later, Cordon filed to quash – i.e., dismiss – that affidavit, arguing both that Cordon’s minor son shouldn’t have been served, and that Porter lacked the standing to file on McCoy’s behalf. Cordon also claimed that she had never been asked to leave the house.

Where the case stands now

The case was slated to be heard Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Fulton County Justice Tower in downtown Atlanta. But Cordon’s attorney asked for a continuance – a delay in the hearing – based on a family emergency, and the judge in the matter, Judge Jaslovelin J. Lall, had agreed to delay the case 30 days.

The case is scheduled to be heard on Aug. 14.


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