Cooper says he was fined for his racist comment

AP

Eagles receiver Riley Cooper has apologized for his use of one of the ugliest words in the English language.  Cooper now says that he has been fined by the team.

Via Ryan Messick of 97.3 ESPN, Cooper told reporters that the team has fined him.  “It was a good amount of money, but that’s really not important. . . .  I’m willing to accept all consequences,” Cooper said.

Apparently, the consequences won’t entail Cooper losing his job.  In large part because the Eagles need him.  If he were a scrub, chances are he’d be gone.