People Are Slamming Bills' LeSean McCoy For Saying Colin Kaepernick's Play Is Not Worth The 'Distraction'

LeSean McCoy, Colin Kaepernick

People Are Slamming Bills' LeSean McCoy For Saying Colin Kaepernick's Play Is Not Worth The 'Distraction'

"Says the guy who got mad a team traded him when he was hurt and unproductive."

Published August 25, 2017

People continue to support Colin Kaepernick, blasting the NFL for holding his 2016 season-long protest during the national anthem — as a protest against racism and police brutality of unarmed Black men — against him. LeSean McCoy isn't one of them, though.

The Buffalo Bills' veteran running back held court with the media Thursday and essentially said that Kaepernick isn't worth the "distraction" he would bring to an NFL team and that's why the quarterback remains jobless.

"It's a lot more than just he's not on the team because he doesn't want to stand for the national anthem," McCoy said yesterday, as reported by ESPN. "That may have something to do with it, but I think also it has a lot to do with his play. I'm sure a lot of teams wouldn't want him as their starting quarterback. That chaos that comes along with it, it's a lot."

McCoy added: "As a team, trying to win and not have a distraction on the team, I just take that as a player... there's certain players that could be on the team with big distractions, and there's other players that it's not good enough or not worth it. I think his situation is not good enough to have him on the team with all the attention that comes along with it. I'm sure if a guy like [Tom] Brady or a guy like whoever is your favorite player, Odell Beckham or a guy like that, you'll deal with that attention and play him."

Wow. Well, once people caught wind of McCoy's "Shady" criticism of Kaep, they proceeded to drag the running back to hell and back with these reactions.

  1. Watch LeSean McCoy make his full take about why Kaepernick remains jobless

    Really, bruh?

  2. J.R. Smith caught wind of McCoy's remarks and went in, even talking about it on video for 'Uninterrupted'

    Talk to em, J.R.!

  3. Others felt like McCoy isn't qualified enough to weigh in on Kaepernick

    Damn!

  4. And Twitter didn't hesitate slapping the "coon" label on him

    You did this to yourself, LeSean.

  5. And people had zero-chill evoking Shady's questionable past

    Word.

  6. All this being said, the black delegation has some plans for "Shady" McCoy

    Life hit him fast, didn't it?

Written by BET Staff

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