Flecher Cox in Spotlight for Incident at his New Jersey Home
Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox recently had to defend himself at his New Jersey home when a man showed up looking for his ex-girlfriend, who is staying at Cox’s home, according to police records obtained by 6ABC News in Philadelphia.
The man’s name, according to court records, is Corbyn Nyemah and footage at Cox’s home shows Nyemah walking around the property brandishing a baseball bat and trying to enter the home through the garage.
Nyemah also threw rocks at the front door of Cox’s before fleeing in a Porsche SUV when Cox armed himself with a shotgun and called police.
The front door of Cox's home remained covered in blue tarp as of early Wednesday afternoon.
The incident occurred after midnight on Oct. 15. The very next day Cox turned up on the Eagles’ injury report as having missed practice with an illness.
Head coach Doug Pederson said on Wednesday that the reason for Cox’s absence was unrelated to the incident.
Pederson didn’t comment much on the situation, saying that the police were handling it and it was a personal issue.
“As far as the security issue, we look into it and obviously the police get involved,” said Pederson. “From that standpoint, I can’t do anything other than hear the results of the investigation and what comes out of that. Obviously we do our best to protect our players here on premise but they have personal lives, we all have personal lives, and things are going to come up, so we do the best we can to educate our players and try to protect them the best we can.”
Nyemah, 25, lists himself at 6-3, 245. He played tight end and linebacker at a suburban Philadelphia High School before playing tight end in 2013 for East Stroudburg University.
Cox chose not to dive into any details following Wednesday's practice.
"I'm only hear to talk about football," he said. "I'm not discussing my personal life."
Cox wanted only to talk about Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills.
The Eagles (3-4) are in desperate need of a win after losing the first wo games of their three-game road trip.
"I feel this team is in a good spot," said Cox. "I felt it in warmups. I felt it practice. Guys were flying around. I feel pretty confident that we'll bounce back."
Cox played Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys and recorded his first sack of the season. He led the team in sacks with 10.5 last year.