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Offline Cincinnatus

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Eagles excuse Cooper from team after racial slur
« on: August 03, 2013, 01:58:53 AM »
His crime:
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A video of Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper uttering a racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert surfaced Wednesday.

In the video, Cooper vowed to "fight every n-----" at the July concert in Philadelphia. Cooper issued an apology Wednesday afternoon.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/trainingcamp13/story/_/id/9526303/riley-cooper-philadelphia-eagles-issues-apology-uttering-racial-slur-video

Ok, that's not nice but what interest me far more is how this fellow Cooper is now engaging in criticism/self criticism and is now off to the American equivalent of a reeducation camp.

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The Philadelphia Eagles excused Riley Cooper from all team activities on Friday as the wide receiver deals with repercussions of being caught on video making a racial slur.

Cooper has been sent away from the team to get help with his issues, something the player and the team agreed upon. Coach Chip Kelly made it clear after Friday's practice, however, that Cooper would be back with the team when he's ready.

"There has never been any question of cutting Riley," Kelly said. "His status with us is not in question."

Cooper said the last few days have been incredibly difficult and he will step away to seek counseling.

"My actions were inexcusable," he said. "The more I think about what I did, the more disgusted I get. I keep trying to figure out how I could have said something so repulsive, and what I can do to make things better."

Cooper apologized profusely Wednesday after a video of him using a racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert last month surfaced on the Internet. The Eagles immediately fined him.

"Right now, I think it's important for me to take some time to reflect on this situation," Cooper said. "The organization and my teammates have been extremely supportive, but I also realize that there are people who will have a tough time forgiving me for what I've done. The best thing for me, and for the team, is to step away for a period of time."

The Eagles did not set a timetable for Cooper's return. The team is off Saturday. They will return Sunday and then will host the New England Patriots on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday before playing the Patriots, Friday night in the preseason opener.

"He will meet with professionals provided by the Eagles during this period of time to better help him understand how his words have hurt so many, including his teammates," the team said in a statement.

http://www.charter.net/news/read/category/sports/article/ap-eagles_excuse_cooper_from_team-ap
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Re: Eagles excuse Cooper from team after racial slur
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2013, 08:55:37 AM »
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Re: Eagles excuse Cooper from team after racial slur
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2013, 09:00:43 AM »
Ok, that's not nice but what interest me far more is how this fellow Cooper is now engaging in criticism/self criticism and is now off to the American equivalent of a reeducation camp.

Unfortunately, there is no recovery for a white using the 'n-word'.

Blacks can use it all day long, but a white, never...


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