• Eagles' Cooper sorry for video of racial slur

    Summary of 93 articles · Updated Aug 7, 2013
    • Cooper should address potential alcohol problem

      Witnesses reveal another alcohol-fueled instance involving Eagles wideout Riley Cooper.
      Source: philly.com
    • Cooper returns to the Eagles

      After racial slur, Eagles wideout says his teammates ‘support’ him.
    • Tebow has been 'praying for' friend Cooper

      Tim Tebow, who won two BCS championships with Riley Cooper at Florida, said Tuesday he's been praying for his friend and former college teammate.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Jason Avant on Riley Cooper: Guys are definitely over it

      Wide receiver Riley Cooper returned to the Eagles on Tuesday and said that he wasn’t asking his teammates to forgive him from uttering a racial slur “because that puts the burden on you.” Several of those teammates addressed Cooper’s return after Tuesda…
    • Lurie: Cooper’s words “hurt everyone”

      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…
    • Cooper declines to elaborate on outside help he has received

      Whatever receiver Riley Cooper did since Friday to allow himself to return to the Eagles after an absence of only four days, he won’t be sharing the details with the media. Apart from saying that the outside assistance he received didn’t address the iss…
    • Riley Cooper, who left a few days ago for sensitivity counseling, back at practice

      Apparently Philadelphia Eagles receiver Riley Cooper took very aggressive sensitivity training, because it only took a few days for him to return to Philadelphia Eagles practice. Cooper, who left the Eagles four days ago during the firestorm over his ra…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Philly mayor continues to pressure Eagles over Cooper

      At a time when internal factors primarily will drive the Eagles’ handling of receiver Riley Cooper, the mayor of the town where the Eagles play continues to apply a significant amount of external pressure. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Michael…
    • Fans shrug off Cooper's offensive remark

      Anthony Bailey went to Lincoln Financial Field on Monday to hear Riley Cooper get booed. But when the wide receiver corps emerged from the tunnel at the Eagles' second open practice, there was no Cooper, so there was no one to boo. He had been indefinit…
      Source: philly.com
    • For the ’97 Panthers, it “took a while” to get past Kerry Collins’ slur

      The Riley Cooper situation in Philly is rare, but not unprecedented. In 1997, former Panthers quarterback Kerry Collins used the same word Cooper did. Former Panthers G.M. Bill Polian explained on ESPN’s new NFL Insiders show that “it took a while” for …
    • Michael Irvin: Eagles WR Riley Cooper did ‘a wonderful job’ with his apology

      Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin said over the weekend that Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper did “a wonderful job with his apology” last week. Cooper apologized Wednesday night for using a racial slur after a confrontation…
    • MMQB: Inside the coach's mind on Riley Cooper and more, an update on Darrelle Revis and thoughts from camp

      The Riley Cooper mess looms large in Philadelphia. How will Chip Kelly handle it? Plus, more thoughts from camp.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • N.F.L. Roundup: Romo Sits Out as Cowboys Win Their Preseason Opener

      The rookie linebacker Devonte Holloman returned a tipped pass 75 yards for a touchdown Sunday night to spark the Dallas Cowboys to a 24-20 victory over the Miami Dolphins in the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio.
      Source: nytimes.com
    • Eagles Notes: Birds say Cooper blocked Twitter posts about video

      Riley Cooper told the Eagles he did not know about the video revealing him using a racial slur at a June concert until it appeared on a website even though there were posts on Twitter about the video beforehand, according to a statement distributed Sund…
      Source: philly.com
    • Report: Cooper had been contacted about video before it was released

      Although Eagles receiver Riley Cooper has done a fairly admirable job of falling repeatedly on his sword regarding one of the NFL’s most unlikely off-field incidents, there’s one specific wrinkle in this story that makes us wonder whether he’s simply sa…
    • On Eagles' measured Cooper approach

      Had it been up to me, I believe I would have cut Riley Cooper on Wednesday, right after this whole thing broke, figuring that neither I nor he had a chance to ever fix it. Personally, I find what he said and did despicable and inexcusable, and I'd have …
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Opinions mixed on Cooper’s NFL future

      The Eagles have insisted they’re not going to cut wide receiver Riley Cooper — instead putting him on a leave of absence after he was caught using a racial slur on video. But around the league, opinion is mixed among team executives about his future in …
    • Eagles give Riley Cooper a timeout

      On Day 3, Riley Cooper left the Eagles to seek counseling somewhere. The team isn’t saying where, or what kind of counseling he’s getting.
    • Tim Tebow has nothing to say about Riley Cooper

      Tim Tebow’s working out at Gillette Stadium, but he’s apparently living under a rock. The Patriots quarterback decided to pass when asked for comment on his old college roommate Riley Cooper, who — perhaps you’ve heard — has gotten himself into some hot…
    • Philly mayor says fining Riley Cooper isn’t good enough

      The Eagles may not be done with receiver Riley Cooper, but the man who runs the town where they play sounds like he is. “As the Mayor of this City and an African-American man, I find the remarks made by Riley Cooper, repugnant, insensitive and ignorant,…
    • Kelly: Eagles aren’t parting ways with Cooper

      Embattled Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper has been excused from all his team obligations, but coach Chip Kelly said the team wasn’t considering cutting him. According to Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com, Kelly said Cooper’s leave of absence wasn’t about …
    • From Riley Cooper to ‘Redskins’

      A pal of mine expressed joy when Redskins training camp began because, among other benefits, he thought this would mean an end to all ‘Redskins’ name discussions in the media. I told him that I thought he’d be disappointed. Sure … Continue reading →
    • Cooper takes leave; Birds trod 'new territory'

      Riley Cooper left the Eagles Friday to get counseling. It was a curious move, in that it gave reporters a whole new Cooper-related topic to question teammates about.
      Source: philly.com
    • Cary Williams sees complexity in Cooper’s slur

      The use by Eagles receiver Riley Cooper of the “N” word has sparked a broader debate for some regarding the notion that whites should never use a term that some African-Americans routinely use when addressing each other. Here’s the easy answer: That’s j…
    • Can Cooper stay with Eagles after slur?

      In trying to forecast Riley Cooper's future with the Eagles, two dynamics are in play. On the field and in the locker room.
      Source: philly.com
    • N.F.L. Roundup: Sensitivity Training Is Planned for Eagles’ Cooper

      Philadelphia says it will provide the resources that receiver Riley Cooper needs “to help him fully understand the impact” of his use of a racial slur.
      Source: nytimes.com
    • Giants React to Riley Cooper Comments

      Many of the Giants spoke in response to the viral video of Philadelphia Eagles’ WR Riley Cooper making a racial slur at an outdoor concert…. Antrel Rolle: ”So he used the ‘N’ word. I don’t know man, I really don’t care man. It is what it is. I’ll let th…
    • Chip Kelly: Cooper slur could divide locker room

      Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Riley Cooper's spot on the team was never in jeopardy and that the Eagles consulted with the NFL before levying a fine to Cooper. The team did not consult with players before determining the penalty, and Kelly acknowledged t…
      Source: philly.com
    • Kelce: We were drunk, Cooper can get “out of control”

      If you’re keeping score at home, embattled Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper now has another named supporter, along with the growing legion of named and unnamed detractors. Eagles center Jason Kelce, who was with Cooper at the Kenny Chesney concert whic…
    • McCoy loses respect for Cooper after slur

      LeSean McCoy said Thursday that, like teammate Michael Vick, he forgives Riley Cooper for his use of a racial slur but that it has changed his relationship with the wide receiver, whom he had considered a friend.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • LeSean McCoy says he lost a friend in Riley Cooper: ‘can’t really respect somebody like that’

      <br /> For the most part, the public reaction of the Philadelphia Eagles' players has been calm professionalism towards Riley Cooper. Michael Vick defended him. So did Jason Avant. LeSean McCoy had a different feeling about Cooper, a…
    • For Riley Cooper discipline, CBA nuances don’t matter

      Several debates and tweets and articles have popped up regarding the disciplinary options available to the NFL and the Eagles regarding receiver Riley Cooper. The Collective Bargaining Agreement gives the league and the team different but potentially ov…
    • What Philly residents are saying about Riley Cooper

      Sportswriters, Eagles players and even the district attorney have weighed in on the racial slur wide receiver Riley Cooper used at a Kenny Chesney concert.
      Source: philly.com
    • SI Now: Does Riley Cooper's punishment fit his crime?

      Caught on video using a racial slur, Riley Cooper quickly was fined by the Eagles. Was the team's punishment too light?
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Riley Cooper will undergo sensitivity training, but the NFL will not discipline him beyond the team-

      Riley Cooper will undergo sensitivity training, but the NFL will not discipline him beyond the team-imposed fine handed down by the Eagles. Also, the maximum fine the Eagles can levy is roughly $37,000. [Phillymag]Read more...
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Country music star Kenny Chesney isn’t happy with Riley Cooper either

      Just about every report on Riley Cooper and his racial slur included the detail that he was at a Kenny Chesney concert in that now infamous video.Not surprisingly, Chesney was not too happy to be associated with the story in any way.An ESPN story said t…
    • D.A. asked to turn slur into 'teachable moment'

      Saying he and the Eagles "hope to make this a teachable moment," Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said Thursday that the team had asked him to suggest charities and community-service programs that could benefit from wide receiver R…
      Source: philly.com
    • Goodell: NFL won’t take action against Riley Cooper

      The Eagles fined wide receiver Riley Cooper on Wednesday after video surfaced of him using a racial slur at a concert and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday that the league will not be taking any supplementary disciplinary action against the w…
    • Riley Cooper, how dumb people learn, and racism in the NFL

      It’s a good thing for Kerry Collins that Twitter wasn’t around in the late 1990s. The 17-year NFL veteran was the first player selected in the history of the Carolina Panthers franchise, but he’s perhaps best known for something that happened off the fi…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Remember the 2013 NFL offseason with this 2010 Tebow/Hernandez/Cooper football card

      The 2013 NFL offseason has had enough insane storylines to keep The League on the front pages of sports sections all summer long. Tim Tebow's wanderings, Aaron Hernandez's court troubles, and now Riley Cooper's unwise words have covered the interminable…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Eagles forgiving of Cooper

      Riley Cooper’s teammates say his racial slur is not a true reflection of the man they know.
      Source: philly.com
    • Michael Vick defends Riley Cooper after Vick’s brother Marcus put a ‘bounty on Riley’s head’

      Riley Cooper, the Philadelphia Eagles receiver who apologized for using a racial slur that was caught on video, had a bounty put on him by Michael Vick's brother, although the Eagles quarterback was defensive of his teammate.Marcus Vick, a former colleg…
    • Vick (Mike not Marcus) forgives Riley Cooper

      Now that Eagles receiver Riley Cooper, Eaglers owner Jeffrey Lurie, the league, and non-NFL player Marcus Vick have said their piece regarding Cooper’s horribly racist remark, it’s time for the guys who actually put on the pads and play with Cooper to c…
    • Lurie says Eagles are “shocked and appalled” by Cooper’s comments

      With Riley Cooper being caught on camera using the strongest possible racial epithet, his employer is reacting. Strongly. “We are shocked and appalled by Riley Cooper’s words,” owner Jeffrey Lurie said in a statement issued by the team. “This sort of be…
    • Riley Cooper Was Pissed He Couldn't Go Backstage At Kenny Chesney Show

      Here's a quick followup on the Riley Cooper situation: The Eagles have already fined him, the NFL has already formally reamed him out, and a tipster who was at the Kenny Chesney show sends in this email:Read more...
      Source: deadspin.com
    • League speaks out on Riley Cooper comments

      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 divers…
    • Cooper says he was fined for his racist comment

      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 …
    • Riley Cooper apologizes for racist comment

      Earlier today, a video surfaced of Eagles receiver Riley Cooper using one of the ugliest words in the English language. We weren’t entirely sure that it was Cooper, so we waited to address it. Cooper has now addressed it, with an apology. “I am so asham…

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Eagles say Cooper told them he was threatened
Eagles' Cooper sorry for video of racial slur
Cooper should address potential alcohol problem
Cooper returns to the Eagles
Tebow has been 'praying for' friend Cooper
Phil Sheridan: Eagles never really dealt with Cooper problem
Riley Cooper returns to practice with Eagles
Jason Avant on Riley Cooper: Guys are definitely over it
Cooper: I want to prove myself by actions
Lurie: Cooper’s words “hurt everyone”
Cooper declines to elaborate on outside help he has received
Four days apparently was enough for the Eagles to decide they n…
Riley Cooper, who left a few days ago for sensitivity counselin…
Riley Cooper already back with the Eagles
Cooper wants Eagles to judge him by future
Philly mayor continues to pressure Eagles over Cooper
For the ’97 Panthers, it “took a while” to get past Kerry Colli…
Riley Cooper, Redskins and the NFL
Signs currently point to Cooper getting a second chance
N.F.L. Roundup: Romo Sits Out as Cowboys Win Their Preseason Op…
Eagles Notes:  Birds say Cooper blocked Twitter posts about vid…
Eagles say Cooper told team about threats
Eagles suggest Riley Cooper may have been victim of extortion
Report:  Cooper had been contacted about video before it was re…
On Eagles' measured Cooper approach
Opinions mixed on Cooper’s NFL future
Tim Tebow has nothing to say about Riley Cooper
Philly mayor says fining Riley Cooper isn’t good enough
Receiver Who Used Slur Takes Leave Amid Uproar
Kelly: Eagles aren’t parting ways with Cooper
Now that Riley Cooper is gone from the Eagles, will he ever be …
Cooper’s future in Philly hinges on whether Eagles can replace …
Cooper takes leave; Birds trod 'new territory'
Eagles excuse Cooper from team activities
Eagles excuse WR Riley Cooper from team activities as he seeks …
Riley Cooper takes an excused absence from Philadelphia Eagles …
Cary Williams sees complexity in Cooper’s slur
Riley Cooper’s NFL career may not last much longer
Many Eagles not ready to forgive Cooper
Some Eagles can't forgive Cooper
N.F.L. Roundup: Sensitivity Training Is Planned for Eagles’ Coo…
Chip Kelly: Cooper slur could divide locker room
Kelce: We were drunk, Cooper can get “out of control”
Dallas Cowboys safety Will Allen on Philadelphia Eagles WR Rile…
Many Eagles teammates say they forgive Cooper
McCoy loses respect for Cooper after slur
Dallas Cowboys CB Brandon Carr explains how he would react to a…
For Riley Cooper discipline, CBA nuances don’t matter
McCoy on Cooper:  “I can’t respect a guy like that”
What Philly residents are saying about Riley Cooper
Eagles to seek ‘outside assistance’ for Riley Cooper
Eagles will seek “outside assistance” for Riley Cooper
Country music star Kenny Chesney isn’t happy with Riley Cooper …
D.A. asked to turn slur into 'teachable moment'
Kenny Chesney hopes his fans aren’t lumped in with Riley Cooper
Eagles training camp 2013: What they're saying, Riley Cooper an…
Goodell: NFL won’t take action against Riley Cooper
Make Eagles WR Riley Cooper face punishing truth
Don't rush to judge Eagles WR Riley Cooper
Michael Vick defends Riley Cooper after Vick’s brother Marcus p…
Eagles didn't go far enough in disciplining Riley Cooper
N.F.L. Roundup: Eagles Receiver Cooper Apologizes for Using Rac…
Vick (Mike not Marcus) forgives Riley Cooper
Marcus Vick offers Twitter bounty on Cooper
Eagles receiver Riley Cooper apologizes for video with racial s…
Lurie says Eagles are “shocked and appalled” by Cooper’s commen…
Riley Cooper Was Pissed He Couldn't Go Backstage At Kenny Chesn…
League speaks out on Riley Cooper comments
Cooper says he was fined for his racist comment
Philadelphia Eagles receiver Riley Cooper apologizes for using …
Riley Cooper apologizes for racist comment