LeSean McCoy gets testy with reporters over questions about Chip Kelly
Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy made some pretty serious allegations a few months ago about his former head coach with the Philadelphia Eagles, Chip Kelly. It appears that he would prefer to leave the controversy surrounding his comments in the past.
McCoy became standoffish with reporters on Wednesday morning when asked about his comments concerning Kelly, which revolved around the running back’s inflammatory contention that the coach has a habit of getting rid of “all the good black players.”
“I have nothing more to say about it. … I’m done talking about it,” McCoy reportedly stated when asked about his comments.
“I don’t have to explain myself to nobody,” McCoy continued. “Nobody. I don’t. I said what I said, said what I felt at the time and I’m done with that.”
But at some point during the exchange, McCoy became even more and more agitated. According to a report from ESPN’s Mike Rodak, McCoy confronted a reporter.
“Did you just hear what I just said here?” McCoy asked. “Then why did you … I just told you, I’m not talking no more about Chip Kelly or the Eagles. So I’m done with that. You can ask me about the Bills.”
But it didn’t end there, as McCoy had plenty to say about not wanting to say anything, especially when asked why he hasn’t returned Kelly’s calls.
“Yo? Are y’all listening to me? Can I say it any other way. I’m not talking about Chip Kelly or no Eagles. So I’ll be done with this interview if nobody else has anything to say about the Bills.”
McCoy had to expect he would be asked about his comments regarding Kelly, especially given the seriousness of his accusations. McCoy arguably reasons his conduct on Wednesday is a way of telling the media he’s done talking about it. But that does not necessarily mean reporters won’t continue to ask follow-up questions.
Bills head coach Rex Ryan indicated he won’t muzzle players in light of the McCoy controversy. It appears his own players won’t do it either, despite their apparent best efforts to indicate they intend to do that very thing.
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