Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is on his “Can’t we all just get along?” ish.
On Wednesday, McCoy told reporters that he planned to bring 15 to 20 police officers to Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers, or their next game, as a thank-you for all the hard work they do.
“Just an appreciation type of thing,” McCoy said, according to ESPN. “’Cause they’re taking so much heat right now. There’s things that are happening that’s definitely wrong, but I just feel like there’s bad people, there’s bad cops and there’s good cops.”
McCoy added that his foundation also planned to bring inner-city kids to the game.
“That’s something that me and my foundation will be doing. Also inner-city kids, we’re gonna bring them to the game, too,” he said. “You got to show appreciation because nobody’s perfect. I don’t want cops getting a bad rap for something that bad cops are doing.”
McCoy insisted that his position had nothing to do with Colin Kaepernick’s protest against the over-policing of African-American communities. McCoy noted that he supports Kaepernick’s and others’ right to protest and even referenced his own situation with police. Earlier this year, McCoy and friends were reportedly involved in a bar fight with off-duty Philadelphia officers. ESPN reports that the “Philadelphia district attorney declined to charge McCoy or his friends, citing a lack of evidence. The officers filed a civil lawsuit against McCoy last month.”
“You guys know about the cops, the situation I had,” McCoy said Wednesday. “For me to say that, that’s genuine.”
He added that he’d only be inviting Buffalo, N.Y., cops, not cops from Philly.
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