Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 8/2/13
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Riley Cooper will take time away from the Philadelphia Eagles as he seeks counseling in the wake of his racist remarks caught on tape at a Kenny Chesney concert that he went to last month. Cooper released the following statement, via ProFootballTalk: “The last few days have been incredibly difficult for me,” Cooper said in a statement provided by the team. “My actions were inexcusable. The more I think about what I did, the more disgusted I get. I keep trying to figure out how I could have said something so repulsive, and what I can do to make things better. “Right now, I think it’s important for me to take some time to reflect on this situation. The organization and my teammates have been extremely supportive, but I also realize that there are people who will have a tough time forgiving me for what I’ve done. The best thing for me, and for the team, is to step away for a period of time. “During this time I’m going to be speaking with a variety of professionals to help me better understand how I could have done something that was so offensive, and how I can start the healing [...]
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