NFL News: RB LeSean McCoy Hints Eagles Head Coach Chip Kelly Do Not Prefer Black Players

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Running back LeSean McCoy
IN PHOTO: Dec 20, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) scores a touchdown in front of Washington Redskins free safety Ryan Clark (25) in the first quarter at FedEx Field. REUTERS/Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

LeSean McCoy was traded by the Philadelphia Eagles to the Buffalo Bills in the 2015 offseason of the National Football League, or NFL and the star running back is saying that his former team shipped him because Chip Kelly, the Eagles head coach, did not want “black players” in the team.

McCoy, in an interview with the ESPN The Magazine, which will be released on May 25, also admitted that his relationship with Kelly was “never really great” although that he respected him as his head coach.

“I think that's the way he runs his team. He wants the full control. You see how fast he got rid of all the good players,” McCoy said in the interview. “Especially all the good black players. He got rid of them the fastest. That's the truth. There's a reason. ... It's hard to explain with him. But there's a reason he got rid of all the black players -- the good ones -- like that.”

McCoy played for the Eagles from 2009 to 2014 before the trade in the offseason in exchange for r linebacker Kiko Alonso. Philadelphia signed running back DeMarco Murray, formerly of the Dallas Cowboys, also in the 2015 offseason.

McCoy, who was the NFL’s rushing leader in 2013, is a three-time NFL Pro Bowler making the team in 2011, 2013 and 2014 anda two-time NFL First Team All-Pro member in 2011 and 2013.

In 90 games for the Eagles, McCoy has accumulated a total of 6,792 rushing yards on 1,461 carries with 44 touchdowns. In 2014, he had 1,319 rushing yards on 312 carries with 5 touchdowns and has four of six seasons with over 1,000 rushing yards per season.

The Eagles franchise had no comment on McCoy’s contentions about the declarations of McCoy about their head coach.

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