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League speaks out on Riley Cooper comments

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When NFL players say dumb, stupid, harmful things and then apologize, the league usually stays quiet.  But with Cooper caught on video using one of the ugliest words in the English language, the league has decided to speak out.

“The NFL stands for diversity and inclusion,” league spokesman Greg Aiello told PFT by email.  “Comments like this are wrong, offensive, and unacceptable.”

Cooper has said the Eagles have fined him.  In theory, the NFL could take action against Cooper under the personal-conduct policy.  With Cooper acknowledging that he’ll accept any consequences of his comments, an appeal based on dual punishments would be unlikely.

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16 Responses to “League speaks out on Riley Cooper comments”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 31, 2013 6:52 PM

    Unfortunately just about everything you can get fined for in the NFL has a modest limit.

  2. greymares says: Jul 31, 2013 8:43 PM

    The league can’t speak out on anything racist until they change the name of the Washington franchise.

  3. kvanhorn87 says: Jul 31, 2013 8:49 PM

    He should have just said “Redskins” instead of the N word and the NFL would not have had any problem with him.

  4. jpk6044 says: Jul 31, 2013 8:58 PM

    He should be fired – period.

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

    This is getting blown way out of proportion.

  6. FlashPatterson says: Jul 31, 2013 9:09 PM

    The Washington R-words can stick around though. Too bad for Cooper he is not one of the better players in the league, or a super-rich owner.

  7. cowartsh says: Jul 31, 2013 9:16 PM

    To you people citing the redskins please just answer one question. If the term is so offensive then why does red Mesa high school in the heart of Navajo nation have you guessed it redskins as a mascot?

  8. bills399 says: Jul 31, 2013 10:19 PM

    if he loses his job does jz lose his?

  9. axespray says: Jul 31, 2013 10:57 PM

    ugh – I can’t stand any form of racism – especially these days, we’re not cavemen – we’re in the 21st century – we’ve been to the darn moon yo.

    smh at Cooper.

    Man, I can’t wait til the Redskins beat the racist eagles.

  10. donth8thehorns says: Jul 31, 2013 11:29 PM

    He should not be fired! With today’s technology , there is always a invasion of privacy! We have no idea the context in which he said it! Maybe he was rapping??? If that were the case it would be “hip” & “fashionable” like a saggy pants and Air Force ones

  11. donth8thehorns says: Jul 31, 2013 11:35 PM

    I see the context, and that was unacceptable , not a rap song

  12. replacementwriter says: Jul 31, 2013 11:40 PM

    Investigate the entire NFL and fire everyone who has ever said n—-r no matter what race they are, that’s the only fair way to do it.

  13. jbaxt says: Aug 1, 2013 12:39 AM

    I could be wrong but I’d “bet a years salary “that the n word gets dropped on an hourly basis at every nfl practice, game, or play station tournament by several players. But an NFL player is only disciplined if he white?

  14. youarejealousof6rings says: Aug 1, 2013 7:16 AM

    “The NFL stands for diversity and inclusion”

    And here I thought it stood for the National Football League.

  15. ravgt says: Aug 1, 2013 9:04 AM

    cowartsh says:Jul 31, 2013 9:16 PM

    To you people citing the redskins please just answer one question. If the term is so offensive then why does red Mesa high school in the heart of Navajo nation have you guessed it redskins as a mascot?
    ____________________

  16. ravgt says: Aug 1, 2013 9:06 AM

    cowartsh says:Jul 31, 2013 9:16 PM

    To you people citing the redskins please just answer one question. If the term is so offensive then why does red Mesa high school in the heart of Navajo nation have you guessed it redskins as a mascot?
    ++++++++++++++
    Mesa High can use Redskins for the same reason Lil’ Wayne, Jayzee and Snoopdog can use the N word. Double standard

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