July 11, 2018 08:49 PM
The police have not yet named LeSean McCoy as a suspect in the home invasion case that left his ex-girlfriend in the hospital, but he's retained a high-powered attorney to defend himself.
After the domestic abuse allegations surfaced, McCoy is now a client of Atlanta-based attorney Don Samuel.
McCoy joins a long list of former NFL players who hired Samuel when facing serious legal troubles. Samuel represented Ray Lewis in 2000 during a double-homicide case.
He also represented Ben Roethlisberger when the Steelers quarterback faced sexual assault allegations in 2010.
On Tuesday, McCoy said the allegations made against him were false.
Even if McCoy isn't charged by police the NFL could still take action and place him on the commissioner's exempt list. This means that he would still be paid but would be removed from the team while the investigation continues.
LeSean McCoy would have to agree to be placed on the list. Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy were placed on that list in 2014.
Updated: July 11, 2018 08:49 PM
Created: July 11, 2018 04:43 PM
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