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Week Three: Riley Cooper

Yeah, I am reaching for the low hanging fruit Riley Cooper’s name never should have carried so much weight. 

Lately you would think the kid was a tier-one Pro Bowler.

Here is an ugly truth.

He may or may not be a pro football player that may or may not have a job. He is also our latest symbol for intolerance.

One day he will be afterthought.

Today he is a lightning rod whose own grandmother called him out on TMZ.

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2 Comments:
  • Riley is no different from any black or white player that put in that situation would have said something to that effect... I hope we can forgive him he didnt murder .
  • It's very interesting to me that Mr. Cooper was said to take a few days off so that he as well as other could have a "cool down" period. This just happens to be the same time that some idiot defaced the statue of Jackie Robinson. I now know where Mr. Cooper and Rodger Gooodell were visiting--Coney Island
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