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Kornheiser: NFL Eagles Coach Kelly Should Address Team, Not Media After Racism Allegations

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Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly recently responded to former Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, who hinted earlier this month that Kelly was racist, by saying that race plays no part in how he builds his roster and he has no plans to speak with his players about the allegation.

During Thursday’s version of “Pardon the Interruption” on ESPN, co-host Tony Kornheiser gave his take on whether or not Kelly should speak with his players, saying he should address the allegations with his team because the majority of his team is black.

“I don’t think he has to talk to the media about it at all,” Kornheiser said. “I think he will have to talk to his players. There are a lot of black players in that room and LeSean McCoy basically called him a racist.”

He later followed up, saying, “He’s gonna to have to go in that room and he’s gonna have to open up that discussion, because there’s got to be some trepidation on the part of some players, don’t you think?”

Back in March, network colleague and “First Take” co-host Stephen A. Smith hinted the same thing as McCoy when he claimed that the Eagles moves were for racial reasons.

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