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Riley Cooper

Leaves Philadelphia Eagles

After N-Word Threat

8/2/2013 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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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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46.

Sincerity    

It seems that "BEHIND THE SCENES" all isn't well with his "TEAM MATES"!!! The Eagles' management team is probably trying to arrange a "GRACEFUL" departure for Riley Cooper. He has "NO ONE" to blame except "HIMSELF"!!! He's playing in a league in which at least 80% of the players are African American and what he said makes it less likely they'll welcome him on the field. His actions may have cost him a "LONG, SUCCESSFUL CAREER" in the NFL!!! If Blacks aren't good enough to "PARTY" with "WHITE FOLKS" then "WHY" should his team mates "SUPPORT HIM ON THE FIELD"!!! His team mates don't have to touch him -- JUST LET THE OPPOSING TEAM TACKLE HIM TO DEATH!!! Riley Cooper has become much more of a "LIABILITY" than an "ASSET" to the Eagles!!!

411 days ago
47.

baby    

how many of these ass wipes have rap music in their CD player that constantly uses the N word????

411 days ago
48.

blackpole     

What a dumbass lmao.

411 days ago
49.

KicksandGiggles    

The tongue is such a powerful little animal - you gotta learn to tame the little beast.

411 days ago
50.

Ga freebies    

Baby you are right.these rappers use that n word .old black comedians used it back I'm the70 and80s.nobody said a thing

411 days ago
51.

Sincerity    

baby

how many of these ass wipes have rap music in their CD player that constantly uses the N word????
less than a minute ago
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@BABY AZZ!!!


About 50% ( HALF OF ALL) Rap Music is purchased by YOUNG WHITE MALES -- FOOL!!! So many of you "WHINING AZZ RACIST" constantly complain about the use of the "N-WORD" by rappers, THEN PERHAPS YOUR "OWN" PEEPS SHOULD STOP BUYING IT!!! PUT YOUR "MONEY" WHERE YOUR "MOUTH" IS AND STOP BEING "HYPOCRITES"!!!

411 days ago
52.

kat40    

Townhouse love using the n word lol its in their nature why are you surprised lol

411 days ago
53.

Rich     

This race train is going to derail. IM TIRED of this BS. A black can insult a white and it's ok but in the OBAMA world the white must just bow down and accept it. Trust me...try the PC crap on means see how far you get.

411 days ago
54.

WTF    

What the **** happened to freedom of speech?
It doesn't apply to white men eh?

411 days ago
55.

aaao1234    

GOOD BYE!!!!!!!!!! HOPE HE DON'T COME BACK!

411 days ago
56.

aaao1234    

I find it quite amusing that you all say get over it. The word ni**er is not a easy word to just get over. It's a very dispturbing word. The word was used toward African's when they were stripped from thier land, brought over here to be raped, lynched, sold, work and killed. I think a lot of you (black people included) forget that this is not a WORD to just simply get over!!!!!!! Yes, black people don't say ni**ger but instead they say ni**ga. Either way, it's igronant and shows one character is not a good one. I wonder if a lot of you, would just let it go, if he would have went there about italians, germans, jews, arabs, chinese etc. The same one's saying get over it probably have a few black friends but I bet you you won't say this to them. It's funny how racist people used to walk freely with their white mask on but instead they use the internet to hide themselves. But go head keep on being racist, that's a very sad world you were brought up in.

411 days ago
57.

EasilyHard    

Great grooming ..Parents should be happy you pathetic republican.. Kiss millions goodbye

411 days ago
58.

Martin Barken    

now if we could just get blacks to stop doing that, that would be great

411 days ago
59.

Martin Barken    

now if we could just get blacks to stop doing that, that would be great

411 days ago
60.

maria    

Counseling for using the N word, .WTH is going on in America. He apologized and everyone needs to move on. Enough with this racist crap. Not everyone who says the N word is racist and to penalize everyone who does is insane.

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