It’s no secret that former Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was unhappy when Chip Kelly traded him to the Buffalo Bills earlier this year, but what he just said about his old coach in an interview with ESPN are over the top. In summary, McCoy is insinuating that Chip Kelly is racist for trading him:
You told The Philadelphia Inquirer in April that Chip doesn’t “like or respect stars.” What was the problem with you and Chip, and how did that relationship end?
The relationship was never really great. I feel like I always respected him as a coach. I think that’s the way he runs his team. He wants the full control. You see how fast he got rid of all the good players. Especially all the good black players. He got rid of them the fastest. That’s the truth. There’s a reason. … It’s hard to explain with him. But there’s a reason he got rid of all the black players — the good ones — like that. [Editor’s note: The Eagles declined to comment on McCoy’s statements.]
Stay classy, LeSean:
Not that Kelly needs anyone to defend him, but here’s a picture of him while at Oregon:
And more importantly, what about running back DeMarco Murray, who just signed a 5-year, $42 million contract with the Eagles to replace McCoy? Last time we checked, he’s black:
This is amusing, too:
It’s not racism, LeSean … it’s math!
So, LeSean … care to clarify? We eagerly await a response, just as soon as the Bills let you talk:
Editor’s note: The text in this post has been corrected to point out that the Bills are in fact from Buffalo and not Baltimore. Thanks to @KevinPost for pointing out the error.