In the immediate aftermath of Riley Cooper being shown on video using racist language, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie put out word that he was “shocked and appalled.”
The message upon Cooper’s return Tuesday wasn’t quite as strong, but made it obvious there’s still work to be done.
“I want to make this clear; the words Riley Cooper used were totally unacceptable,” Lurie’s statement read. “His words may have been directed at one person but they hurt everyone. Riley has apologized to the team and community and has made a personal commitment to work hard to try and gain their trust and earn his position on the team.”