LeSean McCoy is a man filled with regrets.
At least that’s the literal interpretation of what he told Bills reporters at OTAswould imply. According toESPN’s Mike Rodak, McCoy said Wednesday”I never regret nothing I say,” after practice with Buffalo.
The double negative was bad enough, but the former Eagle apparently is having more trouble than his former coach Chip Kelly dealing with the aftermath of his accusations that the Philly coachis a racist.
An excerpt from Rodak:
McCoy didn’t do a particularly good job putting the comments to rest, after initially saying: “I have nothing more to say about it. … I’m done talking about it.”
When asked a follow up, which is what happens when you make such an explosive charge, McCoy apparently confronted a reporter, saying: “Did you hear what I said?”
He also mixed in a “Y’all listening to me?” and threatened to end the interview if the questions about Kelly continued.
McCoy, who is the Eagles’ all-time leading rusher, was hurt when he was traded to the Bills for Kiko Alonso back in March, and in an interview followingthe move, the running back claimed that Kelly preferred white players and was getting rid of black stars (like DeSean Jackson in 2014 and Jeremy Maclin, who did not resign in 2015).
But Kelly seemed as though he was over the insulting accusation when he addressed the Eagles media at OTAs last week.
“I have great respect for LeSean; however, in that situation, I think he’s wrong,” Kelly said.”We put a lot of time in looking at the characters and factors that go into selection and retention of players and color has never been one of them.”
Kelly even said that he “reached out to [McCoy] twice and he didn’t accept my call. Then I talked to his agent and told him I’d love to talk to him at some point in time, but I haven’t had a chance to touch base with him.”
Kelly also told reporters to ask his players what they thought, and all of them echoed what tight end Zach Ertz said on the matter Thursday.
“Speaking for me personally, I can’t really comment on that aspect but it is a far fetched comment,” he said. “We have a lot of African American players who are very good on this team. We had LeSean and replaced him with DeMarco, I don’t see how that comment could have any justification.”