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.
Talk to em, J.R.!
You did this to yourself, LeSean.
Life hit him fast, didn't it?
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