Bills star running back calls allegations false

The Associated Press

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is defending himself against allegations that he abused his 6-year-old son. He is calling the allegations “ridiculous” and says they’re being made by people with something to gain.

McCoy spoke after practice Wednesday, a day after being called “a monster” by his son’s mother in a court document filed in Georgia.

Stephanie Maisonet also said she agreed to defend McCoy against allegations of abuse made by his ex-girlfriend even though she said she knew the accusations to be true. Maisonet said she made the deal only after McCoy offered to drop a custody case.

McCoy responded by accusing Maisonet of having something to gain. He said he loves his son and is still fighting for custody.

The running back’s off-field troubles spilled over into the Bills facility as the team prepares to play at Minnesota on Sunday.

McCoy’s playing status is uncertain. He hurt his ribs in a loss to the Los Angeles Chargers last weekend.


n Cleveland Browns top receiver Jarvis Landry is questionable to play in tonight’s game against the New York Jets because of a knee issue. Landry, who has 12 catches for 175 yards in his first two games for Cleveland, has been limited during workouts this week and the team listed him as questionable on Wednesday’s injury report. He said he was confident he would play when he spoke to reporters on Tuesday.

n The Houston Texans have fired back on Wednesday at an East Texas school superintendent who wrote: “You can’t count on a black quarterback,” in the comment section of an online news article where he was criticizing quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Lynn Redden is superintendent of the Onalaska Independent School District in the Piney Woods, about 75 miles north of Houston. In his post in the comment section of a story written by the Houston Chronicle and posted on Facebook, Redden referred to the last play of Sunday’s game in which Watson let the clock run down before completing a pass to DeAndre Hopkins in a 20-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans.

Redden’s full post read: “When you need precision decision making you can’t count on a black quarterback.” It was quickly deleted, but not before another reader took a screenshot of it and sent it to the newspaper. Coach Bill O’Brien was asked what he thought about the post.

“I really don’t want to waste a lot of time responding to outdated, inaccurate, ignorant, idiotic statements,” he said.

Watson took a different tact, saying he didn’t waste any time worrying about what Redden posted.

“That’s on him,” he said. “May peace be with him. I worry about me, so I’m not worried about what he has to say.”