Some Eagles players reportedly want Riley Cooper off team for racist remark

Riley-Cooper-EaglesPhiladelphia Eagles receiver Riley Cooper is not in a good place, and he deserves everything that is coming his way. As most of you have probably heard, Cooper was caught on camera making a racially insensitive remark, and the video has gone viral.

The 25-year-old has issued an apology and already been fined by the Eagles, but that may not be good enough for some of his teammates.

According to Mike Freeman of CBS Sports, an anonymous Eagles player said that both black and white members of the team are outraged over Cooper’s remark and that some players want him off the team. Cooper may even face a suspension from the NFL in addition to the fine, but the real question will be how the incident affects the Eagles’ locker room.

Cooper may eventually claim he was drinking and that he didn’t mean what he said, but most people aren’t going to buy it. The average person doesn’t just come out with a comment like that even if they are intoxicated, and there might be nothing Cooper can do to convince some of his teammates he is not a racist.

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From a football standpoint, this is a horrible situation for Philadelphia. They can’t risk keeping Cooper around if it’s going to poison the locker room, but they were also expected to rely on him heavily in the passing game with Jeremy Maclin out for the season with a torn ACL.

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The best thing for all parties to do at this point is wait for the dust to settle. But even when it does, there is no guarantee Cooper will ever be liked by his teammates again.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jack-Moskovita/1198903042 Jack Moskovita

    If it was the other way around, a black making a comment about a white… it wouldn’t even make the back page… such as Marcus Vick

  • monica fay

    I want to express my warmest gratitude, purityspell@gmail.com I’ll never ever forget all the happiness you gave me. No one can ever imagine how empty and lonely i was without Jay in my life but you brought him back to me and made me a woman, all thanks to you.
    Monica Fay.

  • BigEd

    If someone recorded every stupid thing that every NFL,NBA.MLB,NHL,
    said there would be no one left to play. The way the media is making
    this sound you would think the man was a member of the KKK which you can be sure he is not. The man let someone provoke him into saying something really stupid in public and recorded it. He was drinking
    and people can do and say really dumb things. And that includes everyone. White Black Hispanic Asian Ect. The man went out and apologized to all he might have offended and was fined by the team.
    The media is capitalizing on this for all it’s worth. People should
    remember that with all the camera phones out there that they could be the next one to be exploited by the media. This was blown way out
    of proportion for someone making a stupid comment while drinking.
    Everyone has said or done something stupid at one time or another.
    Let the people who have never said or done anything stupid or insensitive be the ones to talk and all we’ll here is silence. Just remember BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING. EVERYONE.

  • BigEd

    To any of the EAGLES who think Riley Cooper just became a racist
    overnight remember he’s been playing for the Eagles a few years don’t
    you think you would have noticed. He got drunk and said something
    really stupid and insensitive. And someone happened to record it.
    Could happen to any of you. Do you think making a stupid comment
    should cost a man his job. Don’t let the media cost you a good teammate.

  • FordMan

    I bet his African American team mates throw the n word around all day long!

  • kim

    He wouldn’t have apologized if he wasn’t caught on video, and I bet that wasn’t the first time he’s used the N word, had it been the other way around the outcome would have been different