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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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your_worst_nitemare    

Hes the most hated white man next to Zimmerman right now in America. Oh yea, and Bush!!!!

386 days ago
32.

the anvil    

Boo hoo

386 days ago
33.

toinetoine78    

Sticks and stones! Its a shame that as a black man i know the meaning of that word is hurtful, yet i was built to withstand ignorance from those who use it in a hurtful way. Its a word that both sides use. To reprimand someone for the use of a word is a blunt slap in the face because its all freedom of speech just like us using derogatory words against white folks.

386 days ago
34.

kitnplayn    

Stepping away for a period of time is not a solution, because vocal racists will always be racist inside.

386 days ago
35.

FutureNJhousewife    

It's funny that white people are the ones firing and suspending these people, but black people are always getting blamed.

386 days ago
36.

lioness    

Give me a break!!! He did nothing wrong. Until black ppl stop calling each the n word there is nothing wrong with it. I don't see a big deal made when white ppl are discriminated against or called an offensive name. All of this is stupid.

386 days ago
37.

pamela    

Ya'll white people are a trip, how many times have blacks got in trouble for calling you Trailer or Cracker? I know NEVER respect us like we respect you cause you will NEVER UNDERSTAND unless you learn some compassion.

386 days ago
38.

South Side     

Saying you're gonna fight every n----- at a Kenny Chesney concert is like saying your gonna fight every straight guy at an Adam Lambert concert. Now that's just plain dumb. Oh and Cooper might want to know that there's a bulls eye on his chin and chest now so be careful trying to concentrate on catching a ball that a BLACK QB is throwing your way.

386 days ago
39.

DTM    

Are the black NFL players that use the same word punished?

386 days ago
40.

Aaron    

Let this be a lesson to all white people. first Paula dean now this guy. you use that word and your gonna lose you job and way of life.cant be openly racist anymore therefor only use the word when no one can see or hear ya. and only use it at the secret meetings.

386 days ago
41.

Clint Beastwood    

It's probably said 20-50 times a day in the Eagles locker room / practice field...who gives a sh!t...

386 days ago
42.

pj    

Bish please

386 days ago
43.

FUT THE SHUCK UP    

The only way to stop this insanity is for us all to start using the word as often as black people do. Seriously, call all of your white friends a n*gger until it becomes as socially acceptable for us white folk as it is for blacks.

386 days ago
44.

FUT THE SHUCK UP    

All this over a WORD? Has this world gone INSANE? If I was this guy, I'd throw a rap CD into a boombox and march around the stadium letting it blare. This craziness must come to an end. The guy used N as a word, not even in a derogatory sense towards any race. There are white n*ggers, brown n*ggers, and black n*ggers. It is a behavior, not a race.

386 days ago
45.

FUT THE SHUCK UP    

TMZ is deleting posts, unbelievable! I understand the Liberal CNN being a censor of painful truths that they would rather ignore, but TMZ too? Wow.

386 days ago
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