LeSean McCoy got into a major Twitter war with the mother of his child late Saturday night, and he tried covering his tracks in about the most lame way possible.
McCoy and his baby mama, Steph, spent hours bashing each other over Twitter. Their attacks were personal, crude, childish, and disrespectful. McCoy went to an even lower level when he instructed his followers to harass the woman.
Eventually realizing how bad he looked for his actions, the Philadelphia Eagles running back laughably tried claiming he was hacked before deleting his account. Here’s the tweet he sent claiming he was hacked:
McCoy then deleted his account.
There really wasn’t much of a way around all this for McCoy. He got into an ugly spat about a personal matter in a public forum, and thousands of online users witnessed it. Deleting his account won’t erase what happened, but it may help McCoy calm down and prevent him from writing more stupid things online. He should probably stay away from the Twitterverse for a few weeks.
UPDATE: McCoy apologized in a statement emailed to LBS and other outlets.
“In light of the recent events that played out over Twitter this past weekend, I would like to express how deeply sorry and remorseful I am to my family, the Philadelphia Eagles, my fans, and every young person who views me as a role model. This is not who I am as a person, nor the image I ever wanted to portray of myself. It’s definitely not the example I want to set for my son.
“My Twitter account was not hacked. I take full responsibility and I apologize for trying to make it seem like it was not me. Due to my bad judgment and frustration, I allowed a very personal matter to be played out on a social network, of all things. It was immature and unprofessional for me to do so and to encourage others to join in.
“As a parent, emotions are often magnified when there are stressful and emotional situations concerning them.I take great pride in being a good father and strive to one day be a great one. I’ve always done everything in my means to provide for my son financially, emotionally, and most importantly with my time and heart. I am sick over the fact that my actions have caused pain to him and all involved. I have decided to handle this matter privately from here on out and I thank everyone for their continued support.”
H/T Crossing Broad