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.