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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.

362 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.

362 days ago
3.

Cartman    

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

362 days ago
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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

362 days ago
5.

Pudding Tang    

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

362 days ago
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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?

362 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!

362 days ago
8.

PitBullLover    

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

362 days ago
9.

Kasuwell    

The hell with 9/11 ! All those people died who cares get over it !!!
The hell with the holocaust all those people died who cares get over ... see How insensitive that sounds stop telling African Americans to get over !
Yes my mom can call me stupid I'll probably laugh it off and if a stranger calls me the same thing it would be a war of words if you can't understand that logic don't know what to tell you

362 days ago
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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.

362 days ago
11.

OK    

Looks like a bunch of white trash.

362 days ago
12.

DetroitRocks    

Why are people surprised that there are racist football players?

362 days ago
13.

BC    

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

362 days ago
14.

Cool Papa    

I cannot believe how many people are defending this vile, racist s***bag. This is why I need to be hired for TMZ Sports.

362 days ago
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B_Lew    

Kasuwell said it best "The hell with 9/11 ! All those people died who cares get over it !!! The hell with the holocaust all those people died who cares get over ... see How insensitive that sounds stop telling African Americans to get over ! Yes my mom can call me stupid I'll probably laugh it off and if a stranger calls me the same thing it would be a war of words if you can't understand that logic don't know what to tell you"

362 days ago
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