Once again, just like last year, McCoy reportedly hung up on his former coach.
Kelly lamented how the news of the trade was relayed to McCoy. An ESPN reporter broke the story before Kelly had an opportunity to tell the running back himself. Kelly eventually tried to reach McCoy, but the calls were never answered.
He tried again on Tuesday, according to sources with knowledge of the call. McCoy didn’t recognize the number and answered. When Kelly identified himself, McCoy hung up. On Wednesday, McCoy said he stood by offseason comments he made about Kelly’s not respecting stars and getting rid of all the “good black players.”
“I know he was pissed, and he should be pissed, rightly so,” Kelly said.
McCoy, after early-season struggles, has maintained his place among the league’s elite running backs and just needs to let it go.