Bills' McCoy calls child abuse allegations against him 'ridiculous'

Sep 20, 2018

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is defending himself against allegations that he abused his 6-year-old son.

McCoy calls the allegations made by his son's mother "ridiculous,'' and made by people with something to gain.

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy speaks to the media after practice Wednesday.
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"It's, it's ridiculous, like I (sigh)...I love my son. I mean, anyone who knows me or ever seen me around with my boy, they know the type of relationship we have," McCoy said. "I can't really speak on it. It's ridiculous, but we're in court and everything and we'll see what happens."

McCoy spoke after practice Wednesday, a day after being called "a monster'' by his son's mother in a court document filed in Georgia, as a custody battle continues.

"I'm not gonna sit here and spend much time even talking about it. It's crazy. It's ridiculous," he said. "I'm not (sigh)...Everything I do is for my little man, my boy, and if I didn't care I wouldn't be fighting for custody of my boy. It is what it is. I won't let it affect me. I'm a strong person. You know, it's in God's hands and we'll see."
The running back's off-field troubles spilled over into the Bills facility as the team prepares to play at Minnesota on Sunday.

Bills Head Coach Sean McDermott said McCoy has been "very forthcoming" about the situation and is pleased with how his running back has "carried himself since training camp." McDermott said nothing has changed regarding McCoy's availability.

McCoy hurt his ribs in the team's loss to the Los Angeles Chargers last weekend.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.