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Cooper says he was fined for his racist comment

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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.

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9 Responses to “Cooper says he was fined for his racist comment”
  1. petedutcherjr says: Jul 31, 2013 7:46 PM

    He shouldn’t lose his job.

  2. jpk6044 says: Jul 31, 2013 8:55 PM

    Any other job and he’d be fired…deservedly so.

  3. tigersfandan says: Jul 31, 2013 9:08 PM

    He ticked off Marcus Vick. Would that normally entitle him to a raise?

  4. irishdodger says: Jul 31, 2013 9:11 PM

    @jpk: then why is Alec Baldwin still employed by that credit card company he shills for? Why is Al Sharpton still employed at MSNBC. Why have any musical artist that’s used the word in their lyrics not been dropped by their respective label?

  5. alstottwastheman says: Jul 31, 2013 9:14 PM

    I feel like if they fined EVERY player who used that word, regardless of the letters at the end, there would be a lot more fines handed out.

  6. bigdon76 says: Jul 31, 2013 9:31 PM

    What a joke. If this was a black man it would be ok. If black america has such a problem with this word then they should stop using it on a daily basis. #doublestandard
    He should not lose anything nor should he have been fined.

  7. sfm073 says: Jul 31, 2013 9:32 PM

    Lol any other job no one would have saw the video. I wonder how many times that ugly word is said in the eagles locker room on any given day?

  8. logicalvoicesmuzzle says: Jul 31, 2013 9:53 PM

    The curse of being a Tebow college teammate continues…

    Pounceys (ignorant)
    Cooper (racist)
    Jenkins (pot head, bastard father, ignorant)
    Hernandez (murderer)
    Burke (failed Tebow replicate)

    It will continue…

  9. eagles512 says: Jul 31, 2013 11:17 PM

    Any other job and he’d be fired? Don’t think so.

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