Originally posted on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 8/2/13

After video surfaced this week of Riley Cooper angrily saying the n-word at a Kenny Chesney concert earlier this summer, the Eagles wide receiver announced that he would be “stepping away” from football on Friday. ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news: Embattled Eagles WR Riley Cooper announced he is stepping away from the team “for a period of time.” — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 2, 2013 Very interesting news. Cooper said that he was “ashamed and disgusted” at himself and is having a tough time dealing with the incident and the backlash that has come from it, but it’s pretty surprising that he is voluntarily taking himself out of football for a while. The question is…how long? Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

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