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NFL notebook: McCoy's ex-girlfriend alleges possible setup

The ex-girlfriend of Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy told police McCoy possibly “set her up” in the Tuesday home invasion that resulted in her being the victim of an alleged assault.

Jan 28, 2018; Orlando, FL, USA; Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy (25) scores a touchdown against the NFC in the second half in the 2018 NFL Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

A note in an event report released by Milton, Ga., police Thursday regarding the home invasion says Delicia Cordon, an ex-girlfriend of McCoy, “(possibly) thinks her ex boyfriend (possibly) set her up.” The report says the unidentified female who called police “got beat in the head and locked in the bathroom.”

Tanya Mitchell Graham, the attorney for Cordon, released a statement Tuesday evening saying a man entered the home Cordon shares with McCoy with no signs of forced entry, hit Cordon multiple times in the face with a gun, demanded jewelry and cash, and injured her head, face, arms and wrist.

Thursday’s report described the unidentified suspect as a black male of an unknown age who was wearing a mask and dressed in all black. Police released a redacted version of their report Wednesday, which listed the crimes of armed robbery, aggravated assault with a firearm, residential burglary without force and aggravated battery.

—With Terrell Owens skipping the Hall of Fame ceremony and hosting his own induction celebration at his alma mater, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the Hall has decided to exclude the former wide receiver from its proceedings.

Owens won’t be introduced at the Aug. 3 Gold Jacket Dinner or the Aug. 4 induction ceremony, according to executive director Joe Horrigan. Owens will be mailed his gold jacket Saturday morning, the day of the induction ceremony. Only when the 2018 class is referenced as a whole will Owens’ name be included.

“The focus is on the guys who are here,” Horrigan told the Talk of Fame Network. “There’s no reason to bring (Owens) up as an individual. He’s not here.”

—Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II was charged with a 2003 rape of a 17-year-old girl, shortly after a judge ruled during a pretrial hearing in Vista, Calif., that Winslow will stand trial on felony counts of kidnapping and rape of two women in their 50s.

Regarding the new charge, prosecutors allege Winslow forcibly raped a 17-year-old girl while she was unconscious in a house in San Diego County in June 2003, when Winslow, now 34, was 19. He was arraigned on the new charge Thursday and will have a preliminary hearing in August.

Superior Court Judge Harry M. Elias also ruled that there is sufficient evidence for Winslow to be tried for alleged kidnappings and rapes of a 54-year-old hitchhiker and a 58-year-old homeless woman. Winslow also faces one count of forcible sodomy, one count of misdemeanor indecent exposure and two counts of misdemeanor trespassing. Bail was set at $2 million, which Winslow is expected to post and be released on house arrest Thursday or Friday.

—Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, who is due in court next month as part of a civil sexual assault lawsuit against him, now faces a second suit filed by a different woman, according to multiple reports.

Dareus, who was traded to Jacksonville by Buffalo last season, is alleged by a Texas woman to have had sex with her while she was unconscious and failing to disclose he had a sexually transmitted disease. She filed suit in Duval County, Fla., last week and is seeking a jury trial and damages in excess of $15,000. The Jaguars declined to comment on the latest suit.

In the other case, Dareus is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 9. He is alleged to have assaulted the woman on Jan. 7, 2017, in a luxury Airbnb rental in Lutz, Fla. He was in the area to see Clemson play Alabama for the national title.

—The fledgling Alliance of American Football is set to pay players $250,000 each on three-year, non-guaranteed contracts, league co-founder Bill Polian told ESPN.

The salaries will be in line with the XFL, which intends to pay players $75,000 a season upon launching in 2020. The AAF inaugural season is set to begin Feb. 9 and last 10 weeks.

Polian told ESPN, where he works as an NFL analyst, that AAF contracts will include health insurance and an education stipend for players who complete a year in the league. Players will be allowed to leave the league for the NFL, though Polian said it is unclear whether AAF teams will still hold the rights to that player until the three-year period expires.

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