Herm: Bills Must Get Facts Straight With McCoy

With LeSean McCoy facing allegations of domestic abuse, Herm Edwards believes the Bills need to do what's best for the organization

Zach Gelb
July 16, 2018 - 2:37 pm
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Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy has become a controversial figure over the last week. In response to a robbery and assault case involving McCoy’s ex-girlfriend, the NFL is investigating the woman’s claims that the six-time Pro Bowl might have had something to do with the attack. 

Former NFL coach and current Arizona State coach Herm Edwards spoke with CBS Sports Radio about this developing story.

“You want to make sure you get the facts right,” Edwards said on The Zach Gelb Show. “You’re going to have to have a conversation and talk to LeSean (McCoy), and find out what exactly happened. It starts with him, and how did this even transpire, and why you are in this situation. So that has to be rectified before you can do anything.”

Speaking from personal experience, Edwards understands that dealing with troublesome situations like this one can be tricky and that each coach has their own way of managing them. In the end, he believes that Bills head coach Sean McDermott will ultimately have to do what's best for the organization. 

“Every coach does it a little bit differently,” Edwards said. “What I’ve done in the past, it stands to be looked at. When I had players that found their way in a bad situation, I never had to cut a guy, but if there were some guys that didn’t meet up to the conduct policy, they didn’t play. This situation is much different.

“If it’s to the point where you feel like this has gone a little too far, then you have to do what’s right for the organization,” Edwards continued. “When you get into the those areas, the players are waiting for the coach to say something, and from that day forward, you’re going to be held accountable for how you punish or discipline that player. You better make sure you do it right – because you’ll only get one chance to do it right.”