Doing My Best Not To Judge Riley Cooper.

Posted July 31, 2013
His actions have disgraced the team, fans, city, his family, and himself. I can’t stand these types of apologies. When a guy is basically sorry for simply getting caught. We as the public should just forgive them for their actions, and brush it off as it’s okay. This isn’t so easy to just brush off for me. Every time a black kid asks this guy for an autograph I know what he’s really thinking. I don’t see how this guy can calk this up to drinking. I chalk this up to his inner thoughts. He’s never going to be able to escape this for me. I can’t brush off his racist comment as no big deal. Even now as I look at the title I named for this small piece I can’t help but to hope this guy gets cut. I’m no fool. I fully understand that racism still exist in our society and in every aspect of it. It isn’t hard to find. It isn’t hard to miss. The longer the Eagles keep this guy on their roster the worse it will get. Still I recognize my own bias in this situation as I didn’t have the same feel about Desean Jackson’s homophobic rant a few years ago and he wasn’t drunk. Of course Jackson’s comment was kind of goaded out of him and his attack was directly at that specific individual for what he said. Nevertheless both were in the wrong, but the nature of this one is hard for me to simply be okay with. After watching the video (actually there are two) I’m left feeling there was no provocation for his comments. He should be fined, suspended, given anger management/racial tolerance classes, and community service details. If the Eagles do nothing but “release a statement” this could turn ugly.
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