Whether True or False, Assault Allegations Further Tarnish RB LeSean McCoy’s Image

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The immediate, almost overwhelming impact that RB LeSean McCoy has made on the NFL has been well-documented and widely discussed ever since he burst into the league following the 2009 NFL Draft, where the Philadelphia Eagles nabbed the speedster in the second-round, with the 53rd-overall selection.

McCoy has showed incredible innate ability when it comes to acceleration, cutting and juking, and just plain, flat-out speed. In 2011, McCoy exploded for over 1,300 yards rushing and 20 total touchdowns (17 rushing); earning him All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors.

Unfortunately, McCoy has remained in the spotlight off the field as well throughout his brief professional career, but for all the wrong reasons.

While McCoy was originally just perceived as another spoiled, pompous and privileged athlete, he has made a turn for the worst in 2013.

In January of this year, McCoy was involved in a profanity-laced, vulgar, incredibly shameful confrontation with the mother of his child, LeSean Jr., on the social-networking giant, Twitter. McCoy not only berated and embarrassed his “baby-mama” by himself, but he also invited his Twitter followers to join him in the verbal and emotional assault of the woman.

Well, McCoy is now in scalding hot water again as a woman is accusing him of attacking and physically assaulting her on a ‘party bus’ in December 2012. The woman claims that McCoy and his bodyguard, known as “Big John,” sprayed water on her and forced her to the ground against her will, before “dragging and pushing” her out of the bus onto the side of the road.

The Eagles’ star tailback maintains his innocence, and a representative for McCoy has said that the allegations against his client are “completely, unequivocally false.”

But due to McCoy’s already questionable public persona, this assault allegation will be another smear on his reputation regardless of its validity.

 

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