NFL notebook: McCoy's ex-girlfriend alleges possible setup

NFL notebook: McCoy's ex-girlfriend alleges possible setup
By Reuters

13/07/2018 at 02:51Updated 13/07/2018 at 02:54

The ex-girlfriend of Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy told police McCoy possibly "set her up" in the Tuesday home invasion that resulted in her being the victim of an alleged assault.

A note in an event report released by Milton, Ga., police Thursday regarding
the home invasion says Delicia Cordon, an ex-girlfriend of McCoy, "(possibly)
thinks her ex boyfriend (possibly) set her up." The report says the
unidentified female who called police "got beat in the head and locked in the
bathroom."

Tanya Mitchell Graham, the attorney for Cordon, released a statement Tuesday
evening saying a man entered the home Cordon shares with McCoy with no signs
of forced entry, hit Cordon multiple times in the face with a gun, demanded
jewelry and cash, and injured her head, face, arms and wrist.

Thursday's report described the unidentified suspect as a black male of an
unknown age who was wearing a mask and dressed in all black. Police released a
redacted version of their report Wednesday, which listed the crimes of armed
robbery, aggravated assault with a firearm, residential burglary without force
and aggravated battery.

--With Terrell Owens skipping the Hall of Fame ceremony and hosting his own
induction celebration at his alma mater, the University of Tennessee at
Chattanooga, the Hall has decided to exclude the former wide receiver from its
proceedings.

Owens won't be introduced at the Aug. 3 Gold Jacket Dinner or the Aug. 4
induction ceremony, according to executive director Joe Horrigan. Owens will
be mailed his gold jacket Saturday morning, the day of the induction ceremony.
Only when the 2018 class is referenced as a whole will Owens' name be
included.

"The focus is on the guys who are here," Horrigan told the Talk of Fame
Network. "There's no reason to bring (Owens) up as an individual. He's not
here."

--Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II was charged with a 2003 rape of a
17-year-old girl, shortly after a judge ruled during a pretrial hearing in
Vista, Calif., that Winslow will stand trial on felony counts of kidnapping
and rape of two women in their 50s.

Regarding the new charge, prosecutors allege Winslow forcibly raped a
17-year-old girl while she was unconscious in a house in San Diego County in
June 2003, when Winslow, now 34, was 19. He was arraigned on the new charge
Thursday and will have a preliminary hearing in August.

Superior Court Judge Harry M. Elias also ruled that there is sufficient
evidence for Winslow to be tried for alleged kidnappings and rapes of a
54-year-old hitchhiker and a 58-year-old homeless woman. Winslow also faces
one count of forcible sodomy, one count of misdemeanor indecent exposure and
two counts of misdemeanor trespassing. Bail was set at $2 million, which
Winslow is expected to post and be released on house arrest Thursday or
Friday.

--Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, who is due in court
next month as part of a civil sexual assault lawsuit against him, now faces a
second suit filed by a different woman, according to multiple reports.

Dareus, who was traded to Jacksonville by Buffalo last season, is alleged by a
Texas woman to have had sex with her while she was unconscious and failing to
disclose he had a sexually transmitted disease. She filed suit in Duval
County, Fla., last week and is seeking a jury trial and damages in excess of
$15,000. The Jaguars declined to comment on the latest suit.

In the other case, Dareus is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 9. He is
alleged to have assaulted the woman on Jan. 7, 2017, in a luxury Airbnb rental
in Lutz, Fla. He was in the area to see Clemson play Alabama for the national
title.

--The fledgling Alliance of American Football is set to pay players $250,000
each on three-year, non-guaranteed contracts, league co-founder Bill Polian
told ESPN.

The salaries will be in line with the XFL, which intends to pay players
$75,000 a season upon launching in 2020. The AAF inaugural season is set to
begin Feb. 9 and last 10 weeks.

Polian told ESPN, where he works as an NFL analyst, that AAF contracts will
include health insurance and an education stipend for players who complete a
year in the league. Players will be allowed to leave the league for the NFL,
though Polian said it is unclear whether AAF teams will still hold the rights
to that player until the three-year period expires.

--Field Level Media

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