LeSean McCoy is set to make his return to Philadelphia this week. Maybe you've heard? The Buffalo Bills running back is scheduled to speak with reporters here on Wednesday, but got this week started with an appearance on 94WIP in Philadelphia.
And, via NJ.com, McCoy was asked about the comments he made after being traded by the Eagles and coach Chip Kelly, when he told ESPN The Magazine "there's a reason he got rid of all the black players — the good ones — like that."
"Some things you may say from anger, and I was definitely angry," McCoy told the radio station, "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."
McCoy tried to make it clear he did not call Kelly a racist.
"I'm not going to make it a racist thing, a black or white thing," he said. "I'm not going to get into that topic. It's old. It is what it is. 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."
So no regrets here.
There's some obvious friction between the two. So far, the Bills have been the winners of the offseason trade involving McCoy and linebacker Kiko Alonso. McCoy battled a hamstring injury through September, recovered, and has 792 yards on 173 carries with three touchdowns with another 249 receiving yards and two scores in 10 games. Alonso, who missed five games with a knee injury, has 21 tackles and an interception.
"One thing about myself, I will take back nothing I say," McCoy said. "I have my own reasons to feel how I felt. The difference between me and other players is, they won't say how they feel. I'm different. I speak how I feel. But I don't want too relive it. 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."