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Riley Cooper

Leaves Philadelphia Eagles

After N-Word Threat

8/2/2013 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Philadelphia Eagles
wide receiver Riley Cooper needs some serious n-word counseling ... so much so he's taken a leave from the team.

A rep for the Eagles was blunt and to the point: "Riley Cooper will be seeking counseling and we have excused him from all team activities."

The rep says Riley needs to understand how his racist threats -- to fight every n***er at the Kenny Chesney concert -- are hurtful.

The team is hedging over whether Cooper will be welcome back.

For his part, Riley says, "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."

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daved0622    

This whole thing is dramatic overkill. Move on.
How about everyone on the Eagles made a stupid comment, probably on alcohol, take a TIME OUT.

447 days ago
2.

wtf?    

So Vick (Ron Mexico) spreads herpes, is a pothead, runs a dog killing ring and kills them w/his own hands, money launders and serves time for RICO, but he's give a job and millions. This dude says a word that "offends" some people (most of whom say it every fVcking day) and he's going to lose his job? I know the NFL is 80% black, but ticket holders are prob 85% white/non-black. I think it would be a good idea of they showed their displeasure in someone losting his job over this phony-ass nonsense.

447 days ago
3.

Cartman    

Silly white person.. only blacks are allowed to use that word.

447 days ago
4.

B_Lew    

I'm just gonna sit back and watch how many white ppl on here say something along the lines of "get over it black ppl say it all the time" daved0622 is the first idiot..oh but he Won't be the last

447 days ago
5.

Pudding Tang    

You think he's a Bill O'Riley Cooper fan?

447 days ago
6.

PelosiSux    

My parents and grandparents taught me that words are words ("sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me") AND that I should be never say anything to hurt anyone ("do unto others as you would have them do unto you"). SO, HOW HAS OUR SOCIETY TURNED INTO ONE WHICH OSTRACIZES AND TERMINATES PEOPLE FOR USING A WORD -- BUT ONLY NON-BLACK PEOPLE? WHAT IS THAT?

447 days ago
7.

J    

Wow talk about having a target on your back while on the playing field. This guy is going to get hit, and hit often!

447 days ago
8.

PitBullLover    

this is just getting STUPID now.....and agree on Vick the Torturer....what a POS.

447 days ago
9.

samson    

I'm not sure counseling is gonna be enough. What he may really have to do is choose a sport with fewer massive black men lined up across from him, looking to break him on every down.

447 days ago
10.

OK    

Looks like a bunch of white trash.

447 days ago
11.

DetroitRocks    

Why are people surprised that there are racist football players?

447 days ago
12.

BC    

You'd think people would know better by now about using that word! come on!

447 days ago
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RealTalk26    

The problem is that the "N" word has become more a part of today's culture and society. I have seen the word used by African Americans in a more angry tone than the one Cooper used it in. It is not ok for that to be used by ANYONE. Just like the words Jew, Bitch, ***, Queer, Cracker,ect....the list goes on and on. For America to be so up in arms over this and not for the use of other words shows the unnatural bias we have been force fed. African Americans, Hispanics, Caucasians, Asians all use words they shouldn't. LET IT GO! If you label Riley Cooper a Racist then you must label a good portion of America as well.

447 days ago
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Lindsay Lohan's Drug Dealer    

This is stupid. Rappers should be held accountable too!

447 days ago
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RealTalk26    

The problem is that the "N" word has become more a part of today's culture and society. I have seen the word used by African Americans in a more angry tone than the one Cooper used it in. It is not ok for that to be used by ANYONE. Just like the words Jew, Bitch, ***, Queer, Cracker,ect....the list goes on and on. For America to be so up in arms over this and not for the use of other words shows the unnatural bias we have been force fed. African Americans, Hispanics, Caucasians, Asians all use words they shouldn't. LET IT GO! If you label Riley Cooper a Racist then you must label a good portion of America as well.

447 days ago
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