Chip Kelly held a press conference on Thursday before the Philadelphia Eagles' OTA practice. It was the first time Kelly spoke to members of the media since LeSean McCoy insinuated that Kelly was a racist because he "got rid of all the good black players" during an interview with ESPN the Magazine.
I have a great respect for LeSean; however, in this situation, I think he's wrong. We put a lot of time looking at the characters and factors that go into selection and retention of players and color has never been one of them.
Kelly was asked if he and McCoy had talked at all and Kelly said that he had called McCoy twice and McCoy did not except his call. He then called McCoy's agent and told his agent that he would "love to talk to him". McCoy has yet to call his former head coach back.
It is unclear when Kelly made those calls to McCoy. Kelly said something similar when he was trying to talk to McCoy right after he was traded to the Buffalo Bills.Read more... Join the Conversation...