Gun-wielding Fletcher Cox chased intruder from his home

Shalise Manza YoungYahoo Sports Contributor

A blue tarp still covers the front door of the home of Philadelphia Eagles pass rusher Fletcher Cox, evidence of an odd incident that happened at Cox’s New Jersey home last week.

Court documents detail violent interaction

Via court documents obtained by ABC 6 Philadelphia, a man named Corbyn Nyemah showed up at Cox’s home looking for his ex-girlfriend. Nyemah allegedly damaged the woman’s vehicle before trying to forcibly enter the home by throwing rocks at the front door.

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Eagles defensive lineman Fletcher Cox chased off an intruder outside his home last week. (AP/Michael Perez)
Eagles defensive lineman Fletcher Cox chased off an intruder outside his home last week. (AP/Michael Perez)

Court records say that surveillance cameras on Cox’s property show Nyemah walking around the exterior of the home with a baseball bat and attempting to enter the garage multiple times.

Cox armed himself with a shotgun and then called police to report the incident.

Nyemah fled the scene, but police ended a short pursuit due to “erratic driving and identification of the suspect” on the Commodore Barry Bridge, one of the spans that connects New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nyemah was captured by U.S. Marshals late last week.

‘It’s a personal matter’

Eagles coach Doug Pederson met with media on Wednesday morning, after news of the incident broke. He said, “the police are handling it; it’s a personal matter.”

ABC 6 Philadelphia spoke briefly with Nyemah after he posted bond. He would not offer specifics but did not deny the details outlined in the court documents. Nyemah said he wanted to talk to his ex-girlfriend, believing they were working toward reconciliation. The ex-girlfriend was granted a temporary restraining order.

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