LeSean McCoy Says He Never Called Chip Kelly Racist, Comments on Trade to Bills

September 20, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In an interview with Hannah Storm of ESPN, Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy said he never called Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly a racist and spoke about his trade from the Eagles to the Bills.
In the May edition of ESPN the Magazine (h/t ESPN's Mike Rodak), McCoy said of Kelly, "There's a reason he got rid of all the black players—the good ones—like that."
He elaborated on those comments when speaking with Storm.
"That’s how I felt," he said. "And everybody was so quick to say I called him a racist. I never called him a racist. And I have no issue with Chip. I have no hatred toward him."

Storm also asked him if he felt race played a role in his trade to the Bills, which he seemed to imply in his original comments to ESPN the Magazine.

"I wouldn't say that. I think that I wasn’t the player that (Kelly) wanted," McCoy said. "So no matter if I was black or whatever it is, at the end of the day I’m going to have my...

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