Found January 05, 2014 on The Other Paper:
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Big strides were made by Riley Cooper this season — both on and off the field— but that still doesn't mean you'll find an abundance of fans wearing the Eagles receiver's jersey in the stands.Not everyone has forgiven the fourth-year Philadelphia player for his use of a racial slur in a video prior to the start of the season.And, apparently, Grammy winner John Legend is one of them. After Cooper's 10-yard touchdown catch gave the Eagles a 7-3 lead in the NFC wild-card playoff game against the New Orleans Saints, Legend took this shot at the wideout via Twitter.We haven't forgotten about you, Riley.— John Legend (@johnlegend) January 5, 2014When one follower questioned Legend about dissing Cooper during the game, the singer fired back.But not Riley. I get it. RT @JackYoung_2 I just lost all of my respect for John Legend.— John Legend (@johnlegend) January 5, 2014Legend attended University of Pennsylvania, and has always been vocal about his affection for the City of Brotherly Love. But, it seems, even after Riley's apology and career year — 47 catches, 835 yards and eight TDs — the player still hasn't earned the forgiveness of the singer.Later in the game, with a wide open field and about nine minutes remaining in the third, Cooper dropped a third-down pass that hit him right in the hands, forcing a punt. The Saints scored a touchdown on the subsequent drive, taking a 20-7 lead.Wonder how Legend felt about that.[nj.com]
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