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More racism allegations for Eagles coach Chip Kelly

PHILADELPHIA — Add departed cornerback Brandon Boykin to the list of former Philadelphia Eagles employees who have suggested there is a disconnect between head coach Chip Kelly and certain African-American men.

And color Kelly surprised and maybe even a little hurt by the latest allegations.

Boykin, who was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a conditional draft pick on Saturday night, wrote in a text message to Comcast's Derrick Gunn that Kelly is "uncomfortable around grown men of our culture. … He can't relate and that makes him uncomfortable. He likes total control of everything, and he don't like to be uncomfortable. Players excel when you let them naturally be who...