Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy denied accusations of domestic violence, child abuse, animal cruelty and performance-enhancing drug use in a statement posted on his Instagram account on Tuesday.
Earlier on Tuesday, a woman posted a graphic image that showed McCoy's reported former girlfriend, Delicia Cordon, bruised and bloodied. The post also accused the 29-year-old McCoy of beating his dog until it developed kidney failure and "viciously" beating his son.
"For the record, the totally baseless and offensive claims made against me today on social media are completely false," McCoy wrote. "Furthermore, I have not had any direct contact with any of the people involved in months."
The graphic image posted earlier on Tuesday was accompanied by the following description:
"(McCoy) is THE DEVIL!!! YOU ARE AN ANIMAL!!!!!! We didn't say anything about how you beat your dog 'Henny' into kidney failure," the post read. "Let's not talk about all the times my best friend had to stop you from VICIOUSLY beating your son for small things like peeing in the bed. We kept quiet about your drug usage ... all the ILLEGAL steroids and needles you were using, but we will not keep quiet about this!!!!!!
"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!!!!!!! This was just her yesterday on the left and now this morning this is her on the right!!!!"
Police in Milton, Ga., where McCoy owns a house, released a statement in response to the incident, detailing how officers responded to home a home invasion at 3:18 a.m. Tuesday, although McCoy was not mentioned by name.
"The preliminary investigation indicates that this residence was specifically targeted by the suspect or suspects, and not a random incident," the statement read. "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. An adult female victim was treated and released at North Fulton Regional Hospital. A second adult female victim also sustained a minor injury during the incident."
Buzzfeed.com, citing court records filed on June 6. reported that McCoy was attempting to force Cordon and her children from his Georgia home,
The Bills said in a statement that they are aware of the allegations and have been in touch with the running back.
"We have spoken to LeSean and have been in contact with the National Football League," the team said. "We will continue to gather information."
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told Pro Football Talks that the league is "reviewing the matter."
Meanwhile, the woman who initially posted the Instagram image and then took it down, said she stands by her account.
"Delicia's lawyer forced me to remove the post," wrote the woman in another Instagram post. "I stand by what I said. I've personally addressed LeSean McCoy on everything that was stated many many times over the years. Lie to these people if you want Shady, but you know I know everything."
McCoy rushed for 1,138 yards with six touchdowns in 16 games last season. He also had 59 receptions for 448 yards with two scores.