RILEY COOPER IS SATAN.

Posted July 31, 2013

WAHHHHHH! Boo-hoo! Riley Cooper said the word nig**r! Burn him at the stake! Shred all his credit cards! Banish him from the NFL!

Relax people. 

Our starting QB ran a dog fighting ring, and Donte Stallworth was drunk AND high on weed, when he actually killed a human being with his car. (He would serve only served 30 days in COUNTY for the felony.)

So calm down. We've ALL seen worse. 

Fact is, Black football players use that word ALL THE TIME! In jest, confrontationally, descriptively... (When I played some of my White teammates used the word and nobody batted an eye; others wouldn't say it if you paid them). Athletes (regardless of race) also use the word fa*got quite a bit. Is it unenlightened? Likely. But then what's enlightened about trying to intimidate someone by the sheer amount of punishment that you are known for doling out? What's enlightened about a pancake block or a de-cleater? 

Ronnie Lott cut off part of his finger to play this sport. Andre Waters part of his big toe. Self-mutilation for the sake of competition. My point is, this is an unenlightened a game played largely by men who do NOT best represent the enlightened mindset. Considering the weight of some of their ACTIONS, (actions we cheer for, encourage, and reminisce about (See: Body Bag Game)), it seems downright silly to crucify someone over a WORD. (Especially one said in anger as an attempt to offend an individual in the first place.)

 

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