Skip to content

Riley Cooper already back with the Eagles

Riley Cooper AP

Whatever help Riley Cooper needed, he apparently got it quickly.

The Eagles announced that Cooper had returned after an excused absence, and is scheduled to practice today.

That’s a quick turnaround, after what appeared to be a cooling off period for the team to decide on a future course of action. It appears they’re willing to give him a chance to continue his career.

He’s expected to talk to the media today. But now that he’s back, he’s going to have to convince his teammates through his actions, not his words, that he’s someone they can trust.

Permalink 137 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Philadelphia Eagles, Rumor Mill, Top Stories
137 Responses to “Riley Cooper already back with the Eagles”
  1. jrazz22 says: Aug 6, 2013 10:49 AM

    Gee, I hope a team full of players who use that word daily can forgive him.

  2. crs334 says: Aug 6, 2013 10:49 AM

    But he said that bad thing

  3. auroraborealisfan says: Aug 6, 2013 10:50 AM

    I guess I’d like to know if any of us would like to have our comments or actions shown and reported nationally when we are stinking drunk? Move on from this. He isn’t evil… he was just drunk and stupid.

  4. proteus914 says: Aug 6, 2013 10:50 AM

    He said something stupid…really stupid. Get over it people. How many of you haven’t ever said something really stupid in your life. You just didn’t have a camera pointed at you when you did.

  5. roc5tar11 says: Aug 6, 2013 10:51 AM

    Good for you riley, sit down Nutter. Now start working on that team unity.

  6. ozymandias121 says: Aug 6, 2013 10:51 AM

    After 92% of his current team dropped N bombs the next day in practice everyone realized it is not a big deal.

  7. edouble86 says: Aug 6, 2013 10:52 AM

    He’s started saying ‘the word’ with an “a” at the end. His teammates and coaches now accept him and like him more than ever.

    The End.

  8. rdrs68 says: Aug 6, 2013 10:54 AM

    Time to move on and let the team deal with this noise. There are far more important issues as the season starts than what some drunk loud mouth spouted off at a red neck event.

  9. vicnocal says: Aug 6, 2013 10:54 AM

    Good.

  10. fafaflunky says: Aug 6, 2013 10:55 AM

    dead man walking..

  11. gopats23 says: Aug 6, 2013 10:55 AM

    I guess I just don’t get it. Maybe someone can help me. I thought the goal in eliminating racism was to treat everyone equally. Why then does a white guy almost lose a Multi million dollar a year job, for using the N word, but people of color can throw it around like it’s nothing and even profit from it in music and other forms of “artistic expression”

  12. mrshill0905 says: Aug 6, 2013 10:56 AM

    Yay!!! Welcome back Riley!!! Now let’s beat the Patriots!!! E-A-G-L-E-S!!!!!

  13. peytonwantsaflag says: Aug 6, 2013 10:56 AM

    Because they realized what everyone except the tabloid media knew, this is way overblown

  14. doubleogator says: Aug 6, 2013 10:57 AM

    Time to put this to bed…enough of the crucifying of this player for the misuse of a derogatory word which is used everyday by the same people that find it offensive…

  15. jbaxt says: Aug 6, 2013 10:58 AM

    He doesn’t need help, he learned his lesson the hard way. He got caught for something a lot of people do with friends behind closed doors. The media’s sense of guidelines and expectations of people is hilarious. They supposedly are outraged by the comments but report on the story daily for ratings and web hits. If it weren’t for media racial issues would be long gone, or at least buried for the most part. They stroke the anger deep inside people to bring out emotion, all for ratings. They take sides like Obama did with Trayvon Martin, right or wrong(though horribly wrong) just for passionate reactions, and votes in Obama’s case. It’s disgusting and the media should be ashamed if themselves. Though they never will be, that is unless it helps ratings…

  16. greenspanorama says: Aug 6, 2013 10:58 AM

    Anyone ever see the movie Django?

  17. riverace19 says: Aug 6, 2013 10:59 AM

    There will be a long line to get at him in a nutcracker drill… Good luck running seam routes this year red neck.

  18. nobby821 says: Aug 6, 2013 11:00 AM

    Look for Riley on the next episode of Scared Straight

  19. vertskate900 says: Aug 6, 2013 11:01 AM

    Now that Mayor Nutjob has chimed in on this, will Obama? Why if Obama had a son who played for the Eagles, how would he feel about Cooper?

  20. mmsierra says: Aug 6, 2013 11:01 AM

    Cut him

    Sign George Zimmerman
    and see if he can catch passescan catch a pass

  21. oakfolk says: Aug 6, 2013 11:01 AM

    Welcome black, Whitey! I mean welcome back, Riley!

  22. bigbenownsthenfl says: Aug 6, 2013 11:01 AM

    I wonder what he says as he’s driving through miles and miles of ghetto in filthadelphia?? I’ll bet its 59 n bombs followed up with some Obama jokes! Someone get this guy a drivecam in his car!

  23. steelersfansblow says: Aug 6, 2013 11:01 AM

    About time. The Eagles were smart to get him back asap. If Michael Vick and other criminals can play than a guy who said something dumb WHILE DRUNK should have no problem. Good luck to him!

  24. transam7816 says: Aug 6, 2013 11:03 AM

    So what did the counselor say about that word in his vocabulary?

  25. tannethrill says: Aug 6, 2013 11:03 AM

    Must have taken Tobias Fünke’ class on acting like a non-racist

  26. myeaglescantwin says: Aug 6, 2013 11:05 AM

    what would cutting him accomplish.

    his debt isn’t to the players on the team or even the players around the league.

    his debt is to the Philadelphian community.
    rather than fines and suspensions, he should have community service and give back to the city.

    it really is sad to see the hate this issue has spurned on both sides of the race card.
    there are so many different instances where this racial gap has closed, and it’s terrible to know it only takes one man to gash them back open.

    One race.
    Human race.

  27. metalhead65 says: Aug 6, 2013 11:05 AM

    I can remember the good old days in this country when you could think and say whatever you wanted to without running it by the pc police or having to sent to a reeducation camp..er sensitivity training if they do not approve of it. if this guy is a racist don’t you think it would have come to light years before this? unless he played in all white schools and football leagues growing up you would think he would have inter acted with black kids before he started playing professional football and they would have picked up on that fact before now. it couldn’t possibly be he said that word because his generation grew up in the hip hop era of entertainment were that”horrible” word is tossed around like any other cuss word and doesn’t seem to hold the same meaning it did in generations past. stop tossing that only blacks can say it when white kids are part of the same culture that listens to crap and watches the same movies. try telling your kid we don’t say that word when you hear that crap blasting from their rooms or cars and they will look at you like what the hell are you talking about. back in my day if you said that around blacks you did not have to worry about being told it was offensive you got your ass kicked then and there. I find it hard to be outraged when the term is used in everyday conversation in today’s culture.

  28. battle23 says: Aug 6, 2013 11:05 AM

    Ya kno what? As a black guy I’m not offended or think hes a racist. I kno he was drunk and angry and was in the moment. WE have all been. The thing that annoys me the most is that white people continue to compare his usage of the word, against a black guys use of it. Your father can call you an a-hole, but its different if a random guy on the street calls you an a-hole correct? Stop trying to compare the two. Women call each other names, that would get a man SLAPPED in the face if he did the same. Cooper used the word as a “racial slur” and it is taken as a “racial slur”. I understand…but thats just me, some people might have a history and a different feeling about it apparently.

  29. professor177 says: Aug 6, 2013 11:06 AM

    All those saying how black people kick the word all day and when a white guy does it, its something different.. Well it is.. And while im not condoning it..white people made the dumb word up to hold black people down. And while over the yrs black people has desensitized it amongst ourselves it a different conotation coming from non blacks.. White people calls themselves names amongst themselves that i dont kick around without expecting repercussion and so do othrr races..women call each other b’s but its dif coming from men. Other than that i didnt think he should have lost his job..i cant wait to see him get laid out

  30. germanstingray says: Aug 6, 2013 11:06 AM

    Wow. The Clockwork Orange-esque “sensitivity training” must have worked very quickly.

  31. buckhuckster says: Aug 6, 2013 11:07 AM

    He’s going to fight every…..DB out there to get his spot back.

  32. bgrillz says: Aug 6, 2013 11:09 AM

    What major thing would ha have to overcome? I can sum up the help he got. Doctor:Hey, don’t use that word ever again. Riley:OK, I won’t. I’ve learned my lesson. Doc:Yes, that’s good. Now don’t use that word ever again. Riley:I won’t. Doc:OK you’re free to go!

  33. vertskate900 says: Aug 6, 2013 11:09 AM

    riverace19 says: Aug 6, 2013 10:59 AM

    There will be a long line to get at him in a nutcracker drill… Good luck running seam routes this year red neck.

    How exactly are you any better than Cooper with your use of racial slurs, moron?

  34. trytobnimble says: Aug 6, 2013 11:09 AM

    The saddest part of this story is that people are going to trivialize what he said. It’s already happening. It wasn’t, and isn’t, a trivial thing, people.

  35. professor177 says: Aug 6, 2013 11:10 AM

    And dont forget a drunk tongue speaks a sober thought.. It wasnt the first time he has said that.. I guarantee it.. His teammates know it to.. He just got caught on camera saying it..his teammates now know what they have been called behind their backs and thats why the respect is lossed.. No one says they cant work wit a racist they just wanna know that they are..not find out on twitter

  36. harrycanyon says: Aug 6, 2013 11:10 AM

    I guess folks thought they were going to send Cooper to that secrest brainwashing facility that makes you not say bad things anymore. There is no such place. He said a word, people got offended, end of story. Let’s move on. Far worse things happen every single minute, and people don’t care, but someone utter a bad word and the world loses it’s collective mind.
    The world needs to quit being so sensative to what what ONE SINGLE PERSON says.

  37. tmatic74 says: Aug 6, 2013 11:10 AM

    A full week of teaching yet jrazz22 is still a idiot. This is about Cooper and your about excuses.

  38. polo550 says: Aug 6, 2013 11:11 AM

    edouble86 says:

    He’s started saying ‘the word’ with an “a” at the end. His teammates and coaches now accept him and like him more than ever.

    The End.
    ———————————————
    Based on your response and some of the responses here, I’m sure you use the word with some regularity. That’s why you’re taking it lightly. Why don’t you head down to Broad Street and test out your own theory. Let’s see how it works out for you. Trash.

  39. btellington says: Aug 6, 2013 11:12 AM

    What did Tebow think about Cooper returning to practice so early?

  40. posidelphia says: Aug 6, 2013 11:13 AM

    He’s not ALREADY back with the Eagles, He’s back with the Eagles. Gantt keep your smart ass opinions to yourself especially in the headline.

  41. Youknowimright says: Aug 6, 2013 11:14 AM

    We have exercised the demons. This man is clean.

    That was a quick rehab. Give me a break with this dog and pony show the eagles just threw out there to try and get everyone to forget what cooper did.

  42. pmuraus says: Aug 6, 2013 11:17 AM

    I guess he wont be complaining when he gets big hits from DB’s. He’ll know what the extra power was for. Jaguars fan

  43. jaredo10 says: Aug 6, 2013 11:20 AM

    GO RILEYY GO GET WHATS YOURS BOYYYY

  44. davidjcu says: Aug 6, 2013 11:22 AM

    Wow, how ignorant can people be. Yes some black people say the N*word but not every black person. I completely agree that some of Riley’s black teammates say it, and even around him. But not every one of them.

  45. northstarsmitty says: Aug 6, 2013 11:23 AM

    I will never get this minute back for my life. What a waste of media attention! So, has Cromartie had anymore kids lately?

  46. eglsfan says: Aug 6, 2013 11:23 AM

    pmuraus says:
    Aug 6, 2013 11:17 AM
    I guess he wont be complaining when he gets big hits from DB’s. He’ll know what the extra power was for. Jaguars fan

    Jaguars fan…..oh so You’re the one……..

  47. rgtre10 says: Aug 6, 2013 11:30 AM

    Oh it’s not over that easily…the use of that word and how he used it will forever be tatooed in everyone’s mind at the pure site of him. I don’t care how drunk he may have been and whether or not african americans use the “N” word amongst themselves…he’s not african american and he meant it in far more deaming way than when used amongst the african american population. I don’t think it’s right to use it in either situation but when a caucasion american uses that word as he did it has only one intent.

  48. lks311 says: Aug 6, 2013 11:31 AM

    I know that most of the people that are irritated that blacks can use this word and there not be an issue, but white’s can’t and there is. Let’s set aside the fact that Cooper used this word in visceral anger, as opposed to how some blacks use the word with each other.

    Let’s ask is there a single word that when used against white males by other races/sexes that is so offensive that would cause discomfort at it’s mere utterance. Waiting…

    You know why? You’re the dominant majority. Anything said is a mild irritant, but most comical.

    So, as a non-Philly fan I’m glad he’s back. Because he’s going to tear this team apart.

  49. aldavis4president says: Aug 6, 2013 11:31 AM

    You rednecks are as dumb as you seem. Do you guys not know your history? Or are you guys just plain racist and don’t care?. Won’t get into detail but let’s look back say, 50 yrs!! Most of you saying to git over it probably were alive to witness some of what used to happen. Have some sensibility, have a brain and have a heart. That word coming from specifically white people is just plain racist. Especially the way riley used it lol. You guys sound like 3yr old children “dey sayy it why can’t wee?!?!” Get over yourselves.

  50. artvan15 says: Aug 6, 2013 11:33 AM

    I’m sure the media will not be satisfied. They keep stirring the pot. They won’t be happy until the Eagles let him go which isn’t going to happen.

  51. respectgsh says: Aug 6, 2013 11:33 AM

    @ jbaxt
    So are you saying our president can’t count on your vote for his third term? Yeah he needed the votes,that’s it, because nobody could actually have an opinion different from your own in a place like the USA. Or maybe we should all hide our opinions and resentments, yeah that would help everyone. Just because the media is mostly interested in readership or web hits or whatever comes next doesn’t mean that people expressing their feelings with words isn’t better than hostilities being expressed through mistrust and potentially violence.

  52. johndont says: Aug 6, 2013 11:33 AM

    Does anyone have Cooper address. I want to write and support him. $$,$$$.$$

    I’m planning a trip to Hawaii.

  53. damnsureis says: Aug 6, 2013 11:33 AM

    In his defense, he only insulted black people that were at a Kenny Chesney concert and I’m pretty sure that was just Darius Rucker.

  54. andyladan says: Aug 6, 2013 11:33 AM

    If a convicted felon who served time like Vick can be given a second chance by the Eagles, I suppose they can do the same for someone who simply said something stupid.

  55. andyladan says: Aug 6, 2013 11:36 AM

    “I guess he wont be complaining when he gets big hits from DB’s. He’ll know what the extra power was for. ”

    I wonder if Marcus Vick will pay the bounty if Zibikowski takes him out.

  56. respectgsh says: Aug 6, 2013 11:36 AM

    By the way about Riley Cooper. It seems he has had an epiphany with regard to the power of his words, I certainly hope that he has. Probably the hardest way to learn though.

  57. schmitty2 says: Aug 6, 2013 11:40 AM

    Got to love the fact that the mayor is all over this calling for action but he mysteriously overlooks the fact that the QB is a black convicted dog killer.

  58. 10kmp says: Aug 6, 2013 11:41 AM

    This is ridiculous. Cooper should have said:

    “I made a mistake. I said something that is offensive to many, and for that I am sorry. My team mates and those close to me know what’s in my heart. Again, my most sincere and humble apologies. For everyone’s information I’ll have nothing more to say about this at any point in the future. Thank you…”

    It’s a WORD. He said a WORD that’s offensive. Who hasn’t???? I would love for any NFL player (or any living human being for that matter) to deny having ever used a word that someone else would find offensive. This is being blown stratospherically out of proportion. When Warren Sapp said Jason Sehorn was only getting attention as a cornerback in this league “because he’s white” where was the outcry??? Double standards blow. Whomever is on the short end of that stick is getting hosed, no matter the color of their skin, their religious beliefs, or gender.

  59. peytonwantsaflag says: Aug 6, 2013 11:44 AM

    “what would cutting him accomplish”
    ——————————————

    well it might help Darin Gantt get over his vapors

  60. sully215 says: Aug 6, 2013 11:44 AM

    Throw your ROC signs in the air…R-O-C-(fill in that blank). Rockafella yall!

  61. hrmlss says: Aug 6, 2013 11:45 AM

    That was some intensive therapy. Maybe it could help pathological liars like Alex Rodriguez, Jimmy Haaslam and the whole Wilf clan.

  62. baddegg says: Aug 6, 2013 11:46 AM

    Relax everyone. Riley has received absolution from Tim Tebow.

  63. trseann says: Aug 6, 2013 11:47 AM

    Does anyone else see something a bit more subtly racist gong on here?

    There an expression that goes, “the coach only makes the best players run laps.” As if, we only assign consequences to those we find worthy enough or care about.

    It’s as if to say, “We will turn a blind eye to the despicably ignorant term when THEY say it to each other. If they want to tear each other down on a subconsciously verbal level, reinforcing years of degradation, fine. Let them.

    But don’t you dare act like one of them and use that word.”

    It’s as if society is saying, yes, they use the word but they can’t help themselves. Cooper should know better.

    And that is some insidious self-sustaining racism going on. So I find it hilarious when the sensitive white folk are all up in arms. Fret not.

  64. paulz624 says: Aug 6, 2013 11:48 AM

    As they say in my church, “Don’t judge someone just because they sin differently then you”.

  65. jwil007 says: Aug 6, 2013 11:50 AM

    I will admit as a black man we have to work on not utilizing the term within our race…That is an ongoing problem we continue to deal with. There are millions of black people WHO DO NOT use the term an DO NOT accept the term being used as well. So to other races dont assume that ALL BLACK people accept it…With that said it still doesnt justify Riley Cooper using it and he should complete diversity training to at least know how to communicate in the work place. Now to the other players on other teams…THEY WILL pay him back on the field and that is how punishment will be dealt out! Not 1 fan can like it either BUT IT IS going to happen…..This season will be interesting for Cooper and I would be surprised if he makes through the year without an injury as someone is going to take a fine hitting him illegally…It is what it is…

  66. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 6, 2013 11:50 AM

    I have a really good joke using the term “whitey” which normally would be totally ok since I’m a white person, but in this case I think I’m going to can that one and try and learn from Riley Cooper’s mistake. That’s probably the wisest choice and that benefit I can thank Riley Cooper for. Maybe Riley Cooper can take all of the negative forces of this story and find a way to redirect and channel them into a positive message and contribution.

    The lesson here is that there really isn’t a funny way to use derogatory terms, or even an effective hurtful way. In every way it’s never a winning word choice.

    And the second lesson here is never underestimate a man who has had his life completely sucked out of him left for dead only to have new life breathed in for a second chance. You have to watch out because sometimes they can take you by surprise, as you just never know what some of them believe they can do.

  67. chapstickmary says: Aug 6, 2013 11:51 AM

    How long did it take for JPP’s teammates to forgive him after using the slur against Prince Amukamara while roughing him up?

  68. texansdude says: Aug 6, 2013 11:59 AM

    Also, is everyone familiar with the 22nd Amendment? Just asking.

  69. mancave001 says: Aug 6, 2013 12:04 PM

    myeaglescantwin, what are you talking about? Community service…as if he committed a crime? And what are you talking about with “racism on both sides?” The only racism I see is that of a double standard. The rest of what I see is a complete overreaction by the media.

  70. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 6, 2013 12:06 PM

    It was just enough time for the eagles to take a look at their alternatives at WR and I guess Cooper didn’t seem so bad after checking that out.

    Since cooper has been in the eagle locker room for 3 years now, they should pretty much know what they have.

  71. rukkus1 says: Aug 6, 2013 12:08 PM

    trytobnimble says:Aug 6, 2013 11:09 AMT

    he saddest part of this story is that people are going to trivialize what he said. It’s already happening. It wasn’t, and isn’t, a trivial thing, people

    It wasnt trivial but dang its been all over in the national news, he will forever carry the stigma, he will take some shots that are fun to watch, he has to deal with the consequences of his actions… and to top it all off he almost lost his job to boot when theres been a certain someone who will go to the hall of fame who was involved in a murder AND NEVER CAME CLOSE TO LOSING HIS JOB!!!!

    Look around the league genius, and theres people doing HORRIBLE things all over the place yet some bleeding hearts want this guy crucified cuz he said something hurtful… I will be the first to admit black ppl have gotten screwed alot over history, but Riley using that word in anger is not the end of the world. Hes gonna pay for it as it is.

  72. jetsoptimist says: Aug 6, 2013 12:10 PM

    I believe it’s too soon. It was only a couple of days, IMO he should have been suspended for atleast a game or two! Like somebody else said on here, once something like race gets brought up, to this extent, it makes ppl choose sides. I think he definitely, alot like everybody else that’s saying its just a word, needs to understand how serious the word is. I think everybody can learn something from this!

  73. astr968 says: Aug 6, 2013 12:15 PM

    Riley should have a talk with Eminem about how to say the N word without anyone caring… It could be a very fruitful endeavor next time he’s at a chesney concert.

  74. tvguy22 says: Aug 6, 2013 12:15 PM

    Just keep vodka out of the Gatorade bottles and he’ll be fine.

  75. sbchampsagain says: Aug 6, 2013 12:18 PM

    Thank Goodness for Florida Gators football players! Their contributions to this year’s offseason news cycle has been tremendous!

    Bravo, Mr. Hernandez and Mr. Cooper!

  76. staff2cj says: Aug 6, 2013 12:19 PM

    Racist!

  77. 737driver69 says: Aug 6, 2013 12:26 PM

    Welcome back Mr. Cooper……

  78. youknowngata says: Aug 6, 2013 12:27 PM

    Here’s my two cents. Riley screwed up for using the “N” word. It is no longer acceptable for white people to use this word. It should not be compared to black people’s use of the word. It has a very different connotation coming from a white person. I used it years ago pretty freely as a young guy raised in a racist environment, but now I do not. It took a while, but I began to feel the ugliness of the word as years went by and it felt wrong each time I uttered it. I could actually feel an uncomfortableness when I said. I’m done with using it. It’s just not right.

    That being said, the black race needs to stop using the word as well. It is shameful that they continue to perpetuate its use in music and dialogue with each other. Their ancestors fought against the brutality of racism, were treated less than human, and forbidden to enjoy the same liberties as white people. And it’s not like it was centuries ago. We are talking just decades.

    Their ancestors fought to gain respect as human beings, to go to quality schools, get an education, patronize establishments as equals, vote, etc. They were beaten, hanged, and brutalized in the process.

    It is an affront to the ancestors who fought for equality and the rights they have today for black people to continue to use the word that degraded their people for centuries. Shame on them. Whether it ends in an “a” or “er”, it is still the moniker that was bestowed on their people to dehumanize them. And yet they think it’s acceptable to use it as a salutation or term of endearment. That word has blood all over it. Their ancestors did not fight and die for equality so that future generations could carry on using such a hateful word in their vernacular. Shame on those blacks who do. And just to note, there are many blacks who get the ugliness of the word and refuse to use it, or have it used around them. I applaud those people.

    So stop trying to set acceptable (Black folks yes) and unacceptable (White folks no) uses of the word. Abolish it from the language. ALL people need to bury this term.

  79. Spencer says: Aug 6, 2013 12:27 PM

    “Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.”

  80. skydivn01 says: Aug 6, 2013 12:29 PM

    Despite the comments one way or another here.. it is encouraging if his teammates in that locker room can forgive and move on as a team.

    That’s maturity… that’s how racism can begin to end.

    Wonder if this will throw a little cold water on the mayor’s silly parade.

  81. theytukrjobs says: Aug 6, 2013 12:30 PM

    But he said that bad thing that one time. He needs to be completely destroyed. There is no greater sin.

    Virtually every problem in this country would be eliminated if nobody white ever used that one word thingy and if everyone who was black used it constantly.

    Guys like Cooper are worse than drunk drivers and deadbeat dads and adulterers. He’s devasted the lives of thousands. He must be crushed. There can be no forgiveness.

  82. flyboy69 says: Aug 6, 2013 12:32 PM

    Welcome back Mr. Cooper……

  83. allhailkingflacco says: Aug 6, 2013 12:33 PM

    jwil007 says: Aug 6, 2013 11:50 AM

    I will admit as a black man we have to work on not utilizing the term within our race…That is an ongoing problem we continue to deal with. There are millions of black people WHO DO NOT use the term an DO NOT accept the term being used as well. So to other races dont assume that ALL BLACK people accept it…With that said it still doesnt justify Riley Cooper using it and he should complete diversity training to at least know how to communicate in the work place. Now to the other players on other teams…THEY WILL pay him back on the field and that is how punishment will be dealt out! Not 1 fan can like it either BUT IT IS going to happen…..This season will be interesting for Cooper and I would be surprised if he makes through the year without an injury as someone is going to take a fine hitting him illegally…It is what it is…
    _______________________________

    You couldn’t be anymore wrong with regards to Riley being targeted and getting hurt. Opposing teams will talk trash and that’s it. they want to win and not get fined, bottom line.

  84. garyhd01 says: Aug 6, 2013 12:34 PM

    if the eagles are willing as a team to let it go then we should too the irritant here is the mayor of philly using the soap box for political attention while clamoring for this guys head he basically is bringing a can of gasoline to put out the fire, hes the jack ass in my opinion

  85. granadafan says: Aug 6, 2013 12:36 PM

    Vick, of all people, should be the one standing up to convince the team to forgive Riley. If there’s no one to stand up for Riley then the team is done.

    That said, it’s clear not many of you have ever experienced racim or bigotry as a MINORITY group and don’t understand just how hurtful it is to be on the receiving end. You can’t just say “get over it” when you’ve never experienced this. Yes, we’re all adults, but there are consequences to racism and bigotry.

  86. dawkinsalwaysaneagle says: Aug 6, 2013 12:39 PM

    Now get back to being an average WR.

  87. ballinmore says: Aug 6, 2013 12:39 PM

    I’m still impressed somebody knew who he was in a large crowd enough to video him.

  88. jwil007 says: Aug 6, 2013 12:42 PM

    You couldn’t be anymore wrong with regards to Riley being targeted and getting hurt. Opposing teams will talk trash and that’s it. they want to win and not get fined, bottom line.

    So you speak for 1800+ NFL Players???? LMFAO! Many have UNOFFICIALLY already come out and said this will happen…We can agree to disagree dude…it is what it is..You think they wont I think they will…Lets see what happens…

  89. audient says: Aug 6, 2013 12:44 PM

    All the white people here say its time to get over it, so it must be time to get over it. Thanks.

  90. mn2long says: Aug 6, 2013 12:45 PM

    He’s a coward punk. Not just a racist.
    And apparently there are plenty of them on this thread who support him.

  91. ace8842 says: Aug 6, 2013 12:50 PM

    Common Sense 1, Media 0. The guy has been through enough with the public humiliation of all this. Let it go.

  92. tommyribs says: Aug 6, 2013 12:54 PM

    Looks like he went to the Quentin Tarantino clinic for racial sensitivity.

    You’re in and out in one day.

  93. lovedabirds says: Aug 6, 2013 12:54 PM

    Anyone that cannot forgive Cooper should be absolutely ashamed of themselves. Have the people calling for suspension also called for a suspension of black players making hateful comments about gays or women?

    We all know the answer to that!

    Mike Vick tortures animals in ghoulish ways for 6 years (not a mistake), says afterwards he “didn’t know it was wrong” LOL – we are told to forgive.

    Larry Little gets TWO DWI’s, his last one killed a pregnant woman with small children – we are told to forgive.

    Josh Brent gets TWO DUI’s, the second one is when he kills a team mate, he refuses a breathalyzer on site, 6 hrs later he is still double the legal limit – we are told to forgive

    Ray Lewis is absolutely involved in a double murder – we are told to forgive.

    Riley Cooper kills no-one, he doesn’t torture animals for fun, he hasn’t gotten a DUI or been arrested or failed any drug tests. He was having a fight, we have NO IDEA what he was called or the things that were said to him. Do we know if the OTHER party involved started with racial slurs? No we do not but it doesn’t matter, he is Caucasian & just doesn’t get the same benefit of the doubt. Forgiveness is only for African American players. No “let him without sin” posts for Riley Cooper, even they mayor wants him ostracized. But kill other humans, intentionally & repeatedly torture animals for fun, people get up in arms & chastise others for not forgiving fast enough or complete enough BUT say a word & you are the devil himself and there is NO forgiveness. The double standard, hypocritical behavior experienced in the displayed hatred for Riley Cooper is laughable. All you racists should be embarrassed of how you are treating this man that by all accounts made ONE mistake!

  94. jlinatl says: Aug 6, 2013 12:56 PM

    I can hardly wait to hear what the Mayor has to say about it!!!!!!!!!!!!

  95. racerx1225 says: Aug 6, 2013 12:58 PM

    myeaglescantwin says:
    Aug 6, 2013 11:05 AM
    what would cutting him accomplish.

    his debt isn’t to the players on the team or even the players around the league.

    his debt is to the Philadelphian community.
    rather than fines and suspensions, he should have community service and give back to the city.

    it really is sad to see the hate this issue has spurned on both sides of the race card.
    there are so many different instances where this racial gap has closed, and it’s terrible to know it only takes one man to gash them back open.

    One race.
    Human race.
    ================================

    Thats the most absurd thing I have heard regarding this. He used the N word and he should have to do community service? You are a crazy person. Why doesnt the entire black community do community service constantly since they use the word 24/7? Moron.

  96. rollerino1 says: Aug 6, 2013 1:01 PM

    I’m shocked at how many people are so ready to ” move on ” fom this. I’m sure many people here refer to women as the B word; but let someone use it on your wife/mother/sister.

  97. chrisk61 says: Aug 6, 2013 1:03 PM

    i’m a white guy…and eagles season ticket holder…and am thinking of getting a #14 riley cooper jersey with the name CRACKER on the back…

    thoughts ?? funny…bad taste…risky ?

  98. modellforprez says: Aug 6, 2013 1:05 PM

    Can you wash your clothes in a dishwasher?

  99. eastbuffalobill says: Aug 6, 2013 1:15 PM

    People we all know the n word is bad to say white or back, the problem is the way cooper used the word in a violent n hurtful manner, and for the people who think you can just sweep it under the rug you can’t sorry, yea it’s jus a word to you but other are hurt by words, but as a black man I forgive him but to say get over it never. One last thing as a black man that played college ball I love all my teammates like brothers and if I heard that I would be very hurt because you would never expect to hear a so called intelligent and rich friend to speak in a dumb way thanks

  100. jrazz22 says: Aug 6, 2013 1:18 PM

    tmatic74 says: Aug 6, 2013 11:10 AM

    A full week of teaching yet jrazz22 is still a idiot. This is about Cooper and your about excuses.
    ———————————————————-
    Teaching? If you’re referring to a complete double standard, then yes I’m an idiot. That’s all you are, is one big excuse.

    I don’t see the uproar when a US congressman uses a racist term “cracker” to reference white people. Please tell me the uproar you felt when you herd of that. Oh wait, I’m sure you were perfectly fine with that since it was a black man.

    I don’t condone what Cooper said, but the backlash he has received, especially from people like you is a joke. Unless you have never said anything derogatory in your life, shut the hell up.

  101. allinskins says: Aug 6, 2013 1:18 PM

    If my drunk and stupid comments got back to my company and coworkers about me saying terrible disparaging things about people on the team more then likely I would looking for a new job bottomline.

  102. staff2cj says: Aug 6, 2013 1:19 PM

    “Get over it” sounds like something the slave master would say

  103. scareme1911a1 says: Aug 6, 2013 1:21 PM

    Has Mr. Cooper sought out the person he was ranting at for an in person face to face apology?

  104. jerseyshoregiant says: Aug 6, 2013 1:25 PM

    gopats23 says: Aug 6, 2013 10:55 AM

    I guess I just don’t get it. Maybe someone can help me. I thought the goal in eliminating racism was to treat everyone equally. Why then does a white guy almost lose a Multi million dollar a year job, for using the N word, but people of color can throw it around like it’s nothing and even profit from it in music and other forms of “artistic expression”

    ——————————–
    really, only racists tend to ask the questions you do.

  105. jrazz22 says: Aug 6, 2013 1:25 PM

    tmatic74 says: Aug 6, 2013 11:10 AM

    A full week of teaching yet jrazz22 is still a idiot. This is about Cooper and your about excuses.
    ———————————————————-
    Oh and it’s “you’re”, as in “you are”. If you’re going to call me an idiot, at least get your grammar right you moron.

  106. brettfavresmidget says: Aug 6, 2013 1:25 PM

    Headline: Marginally talented WR who said something incredibly insensitive/stupid/ridiculous returns to team. Season still not saved, because WR has marginal talent.

  107. 737driver69 says: Aug 6, 2013 1:32 PM

    modellforprez says: Aug 6, 2013 1:05 PM

    Can you wash your clothes in a dishwasher?
    ……………………………………………………………………

    YES you can, just make sure you put 2 tablets instead of one and avoid the DRY cycle, unless you want your clothes to catch on fire…

  108. iceburgskin202 says: Aug 6, 2013 1:33 PM

    As an African American I say this has gone far enough we all like to point fingers at the fallen but everyone has skeletons in their closet does that make you a bad person no it just means you’re human!

  109. 737driver69 says: Aug 6, 2013 1:34 PM

    OH OH OH Oh RILEY….

  110. snnyjcbs says: Aug 6, 2013 1:39 PM

    Nice to see that a Team that can forgive outright evil in a person that tortured and killed Dogs for fun is willing to give a kid that made a mistake using a word in a fight a second chance.

    Domestic Abuse, rape, DUI manslaughter, Dog Torture all get another chance, but a young kid makes a mistake using a word and his team mates want him run out on a rail.

    Good to see the owner and Coach show they have a pair and do the right thing.

  111. rodericksilva says: Aug 6, 2013 1:46 PM

    There is no question we all agree that the kid messed up big time. Media made a stink. Kid apologizes. Lets put it to bed.

    If the media wants to focus on the NFL players lets start with the criminals first (Battery, DUI, drug possession, etc).

    Lets first get the log out of our own eye before we comment about the spec in others.

  112. bobbyhoying says: Aug 6, 2013 1:48 PM

    Where’s the story on Hugh Douglas saying racially insensitive words? Send Hugh to re-education camp. Give it hours of coverage on ESPN.

  113. wvfinfanatic says: Aug 6, 2013 1:48 PM

    I have read almost every post on this story, as it is one that I have a lot of interest in. I agree with those of you who say that society has been over-sensitized on what other people call them. I agree that we are all part of humanity, and that there is not a smarter race, faster race, or a better race. I believe Cooper used a word and used it in bad context.
    I’ve lived all over the US, and racism is still prevelant in society. Whether its whites against blacks, asians, or hispanics, or every nationality against each other. You are a product of your environment, which is the main cause of where most racial profiling and stereotypes come from. The excuse that “I was raised in a racist household”, or any BS of that nature is totally erroneous. My parents have always been racist, bigotting, arrogant elitests following their own hypocritcal path to Christian enlightenment. I, however, am in control of my own actions. As an atheist humanitarian I decide how I treat others. I do not judge based on skin color. It’s something that has never made sense to me. I’m not better at anything because I’m white…I’m better because that is what I strive to be better at. My black friends in high school weren’t better than me in a particular sport because of the color of their skin, but they were better because of their commitment to excellence in that sport.
    Although we have come such a long way since slavery in america, annihilating the native americans, christian crusades, holocaust, etc…We have yet to come together as a species. While ML King had a dream of equality among blacks and whites…I have a dream of my son teaching his peers and children the values I have taught him. Religion, race, sex, age…none of it matters. Treat every human like you would want to be treated by anyone else and you can’t go wrong.
    Finally, my parting shot to the NFL. While seeming to hold so much interest in black/white relations, they totally drop the ball on letting the Redskins keep their name. There is no reason, in such a racially sensitive and politically correct environment like the NFL is, that Wash should keep that name. While I hold no stock in name calling, I do realize that races with recently more dramatic and disgusting histories of mistreatment may be upset over a name.
    Words only have power if you let them affect you.

  114. lovedabirds says: Aug 6, 2013 1:50 PM

    Guess this is the worst thing anyone has ever done. No getting over this one because black folk will make sure it’s not forgotten or forgiven. Anybody advocating violence or a bounty on Cooper for a WORD is much more vile & disgusting that Cooper could ever be.

  115. hendawg21 says: Aug 6, 2013 1:52 PM

    The whole point of this article was to test the temperature on this topic and see if anything had changed since the last pinned article about Riley the Racist lol

  116. eagles92 says: Aug 6, 2013 1:52 PM

    I’m so tired of these “a drunk tongue speaks a sober thought” comments. That is just not true at all. we’ve all said some pretty stupid sh*t when we were drunk. Show me someone who claims they haven’t and I’ll show you a liar.

  117. gothapotamus90210 says: Aug 6, 2013 1:56 PM

    I coach 11-12 year olds in an urban area. They drop the n-bomb like it’s nothing. The hysteria over Cooper has prompted the league to eject and suspend any player who is caught saying it in a game.

  118. sully215 says: Aug 6, 2013 1:59 PM

    You do the crime, you do the time. Wait a second…

  119. briscocountyjr says: Aug 6, 2013 2:08 PM

    “How dare he be allowed to practice after employing a racially charged slur!”

    Sincerely,

    Dan Snyder

  120. gromgrimfist says: Aug 6, 2013 2:10 PM

    i think its time to embrace Riley Copper back into the organization he made a mistake we all make mistakes as society we make mistakes you have all black schools and grants and scholarships for african americans you have black history month large companies have to employ so many African american people you get tax exemption if your business does business with a minority run business but you scream for racial equality if white people had that stuff it would not be acceptable and be racism im all for racial equality but lets not pretend the injustice does not go both ways Riley Cooper made a big mistake and uddered a word that should never be used but as society the word is used all the time lets make everybody accountable for using that word if we are going to have different rules for different races we will never get anywhere as a society there will always be a separation and we will not have equality as society

  121. cjas9298 says: Aug 6, 2013 2:21 PM

    It’s been interesting following the comments on this story. I’ve enjoyed the rationalizing, the whining, feigned interest in racial equality (that’s been especially funny), and the casual white supremacy—it’s all been very winning.

  122. terminatahx says: Aug 6, 2013 2:28 PM

    Redneck Cooper is a marginal WR at best. Coupled with his public drunkiness and racist ideology, He won’t be an Eagle by the end of the season. Lockerroom’s need cohesion and if his teammates are not obligated to forgive him.

    Kelly is taking a huge risk by bringing him back in that lockerroom. The longer this Redneck is on the roster, the more fractured the locker room will be.

  123. kabasaman says: Aug 6, 2013 2:39 PM

    Already?

  124. azarkhan says: Aug 6, 2013 2:41 PM

    Of course blacks are upset. After all, they always treat whites with soooooo much respect.

  125. dexterismyhero says: Aug 6, 2013 2:54 PM

    How many poeple actually live in glass houses or have worn the shoes of someone else?

  126. cmtclear says: Aug 6, 2013 2:55 PM

    gothapotamus90210 says:
    Aug 6, 2013 1:56 PM
    I coach 11-12 year olds in an urban area. They drop the n-bomb like it’s nothing. The hysteria over Cooper has prompted the league to eject and suspend any player who is caught saying it in a game.

    —————————-
    As a black man-I appreciate that you help out with the kids in the community but I hope u have more control over your team than to allow them to use the word in your presence. You should view it as any other kind of profanity. No man can do everything but everyone can do something.

  127. fancyleague says: Aug 6, 2013 3:02 PM

    White people didn’t invent the n-word as a way to demean black people. It is derived from the Latin word for “black”. All it means is that the person has black skin. There have been several similar variations of the word that all meant the same thing — black skin. The word wasn’t used in a derogatory sense until later. When it is used in a derogatory sense, the user is basically saying, “You have black skin, and black skin is a terrible thing to have.” If having black skin doesn’t bother you (and it shouldn’t), then any word that indicates such condition should not bother you either. When white people get called cracker, they basically treat it as a compliment. “Oh, I’m white? What a nice thing to say!”

    All the history wrapped up in the word is just that — history. Black people are not second class citizens anymore. Black people cannot be insulted by being called black anymore. Don’t worry about some drunk using an epithet from a bygone era in a moment of rage. Worry about the politician or activist using calm and pleasant words that actually reveal an agenda that will harm your people.

  128. razzmatazzcomics says: Aug 6, 2013 3:04 PM

    I hope ESPN covers Hugh Douglas’s recent use of the N-word while drunk, as they are Cooper’s.

  129. fancyleague says: Aug 6, 2013 3:11 PM

    @wvfinfanatic:

    “Religion, race, sex, age…none of it matters.”

    Actually they do matter. They matter because the people who belong to these groups make them matter. No one stereotypes anyone more than themselves. We love to conform.

  130. allhailkingflacco says: Aug 6, 2013 3:14 PM

    jwil007 says: Aug 6, 2013 12:42 PM

    You couldn’t be anymore wrong with regards to Riley being targeted and getting hurt. Opposing teams will talk trash and that’s it. they want to win and not get fined, bottom line.
    ________________________________
    So you speak for 1800+ NFL Players???? LMFAO! Many have UNOFFICIALLY already come out and said this will happen…We can agree to disagree dude…it is what it is..You think they wont I think they will…Lets see what happens…
    _________________________________
    1.”UNOFICIALLY already come out….” My Take- as bad as you butchered that one into an incoherent death bed, I have an idea of what you were attempting to convey… some tough guy says Riley’s going to get hurt but won’t go on record and hide behind a writer ? now that’s something to LYFAO about
    2. The rest of your post is simply stating the obvious and if you were shooting for redundancy, great job !

  131. tnttaxi says: Aug 6, 2013 3:36 PM

    But he said that naughty word. He can’t come back. His career was ruined!…

  132. respectgsh says: Aug 6, 2013 3:41 PM

    @granadfan
    I think Vick was wrong to decide to torture and kill dogs. I think Vick was right to support his teammate 2 days ago. It would seem at least with regard to this particular incident he’s no hypocrite.

    @audient
    Not all the white people are liking the thinly veiled racist apologist threads. I understand that it’s easy to post that but giving into anger can open the door to racist thought patterns see: all white people. I would say that it is discouraging at best that so many people aren’t posting about forgiveness as much as, “what’s the big deal?”. I would say to them when you’re black you decide if you want use that word, until then decide if you want to hurt somebody for no good reason

  133. edouble86 says: Aug 6, 2013 4:52 PM

    edouble86 says:

    He’s started saying ‘the word’ with an “a” at the end. His teammates and coaches now accept him and like him more than ever.

    The End.
    ———————————————
    Based on your response and some of the responses here, I’m sure you use the word with some regularity. That’s why you’re taking it lightly. Why don’t you head down to Broad Street and test out your own theory. Let’s see how it works out for you. Trash.
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
    I’m taking it lightly because it’s an absolutely ridiculous double standard. Why can all these people throw that word around to have it mean something different from its original meaning, but as soon as a white person (or non-black person) throws it out there, he’s automatically a racist. It’s completely stupid. The guy was drunk. We all say and do stupid stuff, except we don’t have the media to deal with when it’s caught on camera.

    And finally, not that I have to explain myself to someone like you, I’ve never used that word, never will, and have no reason to use it, because I understand the background of the word enough to know that it shouldn’t be used, but yet, all these people use to describe a “friend,” and throw it on records to make money.

    Riley Cooper is in the wrong, but this whole thing has be blown way out of proportion. He said it, he apologized, it’d done. Over. Leave it alone.

  134. cantstanzi25 says: Aug 7, 2013 10:10 PM

    I was very disapointed in Sterling Sharpe he said he would never play with cooper on same team cause he knows what sort of guy he is ?? oh really sterling you never said or did anything you were aashamed of ?? samd thing goes for darren sharper of NFL network…those 2 guys are hypocrites who act like they never made mistakes…i was glad Dion Sanders said what he said about backing up ur team mate when he needs you…Dion really earned a new respect that i didnt know he had..im a raider fan but i hope nothing but good wishes for coop and the eagles seems like that team will become closer now and thats thanks to dion sanders not sharpe or sharper those last 2 guys wow very much hypocrites

  135. thebigbadbootydaddy says: Aug 7, 2013 10:44 PM

    I guess he had a quick meeting with Jesse Jackson.

    Kiss it.

    Apologize.

  136. sweetliberty17761776 says: Aug 9, 2013 4:16 PM

    the real test will be when he gets hit “too hard” or a cheap shot and how his teamates react

    they stick up for him??

    ITS A VICTORY FOR COMMON SENSE AND AMERICA

    AND THE MOST IMPORTANT

    the middle finger to the politicians dem gop who want to keep us divided

  137. bencoates57 says: Aug 13, 2013 8:27 AM

    The wide receiver who became a slave. The slave who became a gladiator. The gladiator who defied an Emperor.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!