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I would prefer players to be like LeSean McCoy, if you have something to say, just say it with your chest. But most players are scared of backlash, so here comes the anonymous quotes from Eagles players.
The majority of them African American – that are having a difficult time accepting the wide receiver’s apology for using a racial slur, according to team sources. And there was one prominent Eagle that questioned the punishment – Cooper was fined — handed down by owner Jeffrey Lurie and new coach Chip Kelly. “I’ll tell you one thing, if it was Andy Reid, he would have gotten more than a fine,” the player said on the condition of anonymity.
Another veteran Eagles player said that he could not get past Cooper using the n-word and that he didn’t think he would ever speak to him again. “The coaches are saying we should think team first, but this is just crazy,” the player said. “Was he thinking about the team when he said that?”
Andy Reid probably wouldn’t have done anything differently, simply because the team hands are tied. Maybe, he would have handle the locker room better than Chip Kelly, but who knows.
The Eagles were already a fragile bunch and this definitely isn’t helping.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Philadelphia eagles have excused wide receiver Riley Cooper from all team activities as he seeks counseling for his recent outburst.
On Friday the Eagles released the following statement:
“This is all new territory and we are going to evaluate this timetable every step of the way. He will meet with professionals provided by the Eagles during this period of time to better help...
SPOT IS SAFE
Though reports said the Eagles were considering cutting Riley Cooper, coach Chip Kelly denies that was the case.
What Riley Cooper had going for him as a player in the NFL was completely wiped away after revelations of his using a racial slur came to light.
It wasn’t that he just used the racial slur, it was the way in which it was used. He used it with malicious intent. For that reason, it will follow him for the rest of his career.
Cooper will never be the same kind of player again.
TARGET ON HIS BACK
Hall of Famer Cris Carter weighed in on the Riley Cooper situation on Friday, noting that defensive backs may be more aggressive with Cooper this season.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper is having a very bad day after a video came to light of him stating that he would “fight every [n-word] here” at a Kenny Chesney concert.
The Eagles e-mailed a press statement to Players View from Cooper that apologizes for his behavior.
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The Philadelphia Eagles excused Riley Cooper from all team activities on Friday after the wide receiver was caught on video making a racial slur.
Cooper said the last few days have been incredibly difficult and he will step away to seek counseling.
"My actions were inexcusable," he said. "The more I think about what I did, the more disgusted I get. I keep trying...
After yesterday’s fall out, we now know that at one of Riley Cooper’s teammates no longer respects him and doesn’t consider him a friend any longer.
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was asked about Cooper today.
LeSean McCoy told me what hurts about Cooper's remarks is "losing a friend." I asked him what that meant, "I can't respect a guy like that."...
The folks at Next Media Animation, aka the Taiwanese animators, are at it again, and this time they’ve got Eagles receiver Riley Cooper firmly in their sights.
As you’ve probably heard by now, Cooper was caught on a phone video using the N-word while at a Kenny Chesney concert with some Eagles teammates. Cooper has already profusely apologized and been punished by the Eagles...
Riley Cooper has been fined by the Philadelphia Eagles and will be sent to sensitivity training after being caught in a video using a racial slur at a concert. Although his punishment has been handed down, though, Cooper will still be judged for years to come in the court of public opinion.
One of Cooper’s teammates who was with him at the Kenny Chesney show is speaking out, not...
Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper has been excused from all team activities while he seeks couseling. SOURCE: Eagles on TwitterFantasy Spin:Footage of Cooper using a racial epithet at a Kenny Chesney concert surfaced earlier this week. Cooper seemed sincere in his apology but most of his teammates have already turned their backs on him. At this point, it seems inevitable that Cooper...
Michael Vick may have been willing to forgive Riley Cooper and still consider him a friend, but the same is not true for all of the players in the Philadelphia Eagles locker room. As expected, Cooper’s racist outburst that was caught on camera has negatively impacted his relationship with some of his teammates, including LeSean McCoy. On [...]
Riley Cooper may have apologized, but the damage was done, and certain relationships Cooper may have built are going to be the collateral damage.
After having it revealed to the world that he used disparaging remarks and racial slurs towards an African-American security guard at a Kenny Chesney concert, Cooper has been fined, forced to apologize and suffer the repercussions of such...
By now, you know all about Riley Cooper’s outburst at a Kenny Chesney concert in Philly. If you don’t, go get caught up. Since then, there has been reaction by Mike Vick, Marcus Vick, the Eagles, and most recently LeSean McCoy.But what about the reactions of the folks that live in Philadelphia and may be fans of the Eagles?Glad you asked. Philly.com asked a group of Philadelphia...
What were the Haps for July 31st & August 1st? Riley Cooper drops the “N” word, the Justin Bieber/Lil’ Wayne of college sports fans is identified, a Kurt Warner movie is found out to be in the works, a hilarious social experiment and more. The Links - Eagles WR Riley Cooper At Concert: “I Will The post The Haps – 7/31 & 8/1: Riley The Racist, The NFL’s Offseason...
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Over his time in Philadelphia, Andy Reid made basically every quarterback he had look better than they were, allowing the Eagles to ship off Kevin Kolb, AJ Feeley, and, eventually, Donovan McNabb for 2nd round picks, even though none of the three ever did anything of note for their new team. He also revitalized the careers and Jeff Garcia and Michael Vick...