LeSean McCoy has no intention to retract from the racist remarks he made about Chip Kelly, the Philadelphia Eagles coach.
Back in June, after Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles traded McCoy to the Buffalo Bills, McCoy told ESPN the Magazine: “You see how fast he (Kelly) got rid of all the good players. Especially all the good black players. He got rid of them the fastest.”
On Tuesday, McCoy defended the statement, insinuating that Kelly possessed a racist bone. “Some things you may say from anger, and I was definitely angry, but I’m not going to change anything I say. 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.”
The latest controversy was triggered on Wednesday when Kelly offered a gesture of friendship to his former running back. “I’d love to shake LeSean’s hand,” said the Eagles coach. “I tried to call him after (the trade). And I talked to his agent after we traded him. I always wanted to talk to LeSean (after the trade went down).”
However, McCoy has no intention to shake Kelly’s hand. “I’m not talking to Chip,” McCoy told reporters on Wednesday. “We have nothing to talk about. He can’t call me, he can’t shake my hand. There’s nothing he can do. He can’t say … to me. It’s as simple as that. I don’t dislike him. I don’t have nothing against him. There’s just nothing for us to talk about.”
The 5-7 Eagles are currently locked in a tough battle with Washington Redskins, New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East. They are still expected to make the playoffs.