LeSean McCoy on calling Chip Kelly racist: I was angry, but I stand by it
LeSean McCoy still doesn’t like Chip Kelly, and the Bills running back will finally get a chance for revenge against his former coach this weekend.
In an interview with 94WIP on Tuesday, McCoy was asked about the comments he made during the offseason when he accused Kelly of being racist. While he stopped short of doubling down, McCoy stood by what he said.
“Some things you may say from anger, and I was definitely angry, but I’m not going to change anything I say,” he explained, via Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com. “I stand by everything I said before. I don’t have no problems with Chip or nothing like that. No hatred. But I stand by it. I don’t take it back.”
If you remember, McCoy previously stated that Kelly got rid of “all the good black players” in Philadelphia. Despite that, he claims he wasn’t calling Chip a racist.
“I’m not going to make it a racist thing, a black or white thing. I’m not going to get into that topic. It’s old. It is what it is,” McCoy said. “People want to take it that way, they can. If you really know me, you know who I am. I embrace all people and all colors. … I’m just honest. If they want to take it that way, that’s fine.”
More recently, McCoy criticized the way Kelly failed to treat his players like grown men.
“I speak how I feel. But I don’t want too relive it,” McCoy added. “I say what I said. It is what it is. I have no issue with Chip. I don’t have no hatred towards him. (But) we aren’t best friends or nothing like that.”
Best friends, they certainly are not. For what it’s worth, there have been reports about Kelly’s current players not getting along with him anymore than McCoy did. Those talks have cooled in the wake of the Eagles beating the Patriots, of course.
Sunday should be a good time.