Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy has hired a prominent Atlanta defense attorney amid a police investigation into a home invasion that sent his former girlfriend to the hospital after she was allegedly beaten and robbed of jewelry.
#Bills LeSean McCoy has hired Atlanta-based attorney Don Samuel.
His past clients include Ray Lewis [double-homicide cast], Ben Roethlisberger [sexual assault allegations], rapper T.I. and Lawyer Tex McIver.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) July 11, 2018
The NFL said in a statement Tuesday it was reviewing the matter. The Bills released a statement Tuesday saying they were in contact with McCoy and the NFL, and continued to gather information.
The investigations by police and the league come as the Bills prepare to report to training camp July 25 at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, New York.
The NFL’s personal conduct policy could allow the league to place McCoy on the commissioner’s exempt list while he is being investigated by the league and police. That designation would prevent McCoy from practicing or playing in any games.
“The preliminary investigation indicates that this residence was specifically targeted by the suspect or suspects, and not a random incident,” police said in the statement provided to ESPN and ABC News. “When officers arrived they found one victim who had been physically assaulted by a lone intruder. During the altercation, the suspect demanded specific items from the victim.”
So LeSean McCoy has hired defense attorney Don Samuel who got Ray Lewis off on a 2000 double murder charge and defended Ben Roethlisberger in 2010…. YIKES.
— #CuffLord (@WheatFree32) July 11, 2018
Somehow McCoy, a nine-year veteran, has never been suspended by the NFL. Let’s see if Shady can get out of this one.