WR Riley Cooper Excused From All Eagles Activities, Will Seek Counseling

Discussion in 'Philadelphia Eagles' started by Sweets, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. Sweets

    Sweets All-Pro

    The Eagles announced wide receiver Riley Cooper has been excused from all team activities until he seeks counseling, Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. That means Cooper will not practice or attend meetings with the team for a seemingly indefinite period.

    "This is all new territory and we are going to evaluate this timetable every step of the way," the team said a statement. "He will meet with professionals provided by the Eagles during this period of time to better help him understand how his words have hurt so many, including his teammates."

    The leave of absence comes two days after video surfaced of Cooper using a racial slur at a June concert. One day later, coach Chip Kelly admitted it could divide the locker and said that the situation will not go away any time soon. Several of his teammates also voiced displeasure in their teammate, and the fine he was initially levied.

    Cooper said the following, in a statement:

    "The last few days have been incredibly difficult for me. My actions were inexcusable. The more I think about what I did, the more disgusted I get. I keep trying to figure out how I could have said something so repulsive, and what I can do to make things better.

    "Right now, I think it's important for me to take some time to reflect on this situation. 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.

    "During this time I'm going to be speaking with a variety of professionals to help me better understand how I could have done something that was so offensive, and how I can start the healing process for everyone. As long as it takes, and whatever I have to do, I'm going to try to make this right."

    Source: The Redzone
  2. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    What is the date that the jersey exchange program happens?
  3. Steve12

    Steve12 The night is dark and full of terrors

    Who the heck has a Riley Cooper jersey?
  4. 86WARD

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  5. Tarkus

    Tarkus The Thread Stalker

    Guess the late night marshmallow roast is out...
  6. K Train

    K Train Do You Honeycutt?

    I hate the world
  7. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

    that's racist
  8. Steve12

    Steve12 The night is dark and full of terrors

    Yea you're only allowed to hate white people.
  9. JEMicklos

    JEMicklos Captain

    I'm buying a Cooper jersey now...
  10. 86WARD

    86WARD -

  11. ball in the baskett

    ball in the baskett First Team All Pro

  12. ball in the baskett

    ball in the baskett First Team All Pro

  13. ragman

    ragman Pro Bowler Fantasy Guru

    The Eagles would probably cut him if they didn't need him because of the injury to Maclin. At 6-3, he's one of their tallest WRs, and a good target in the red zone.
  14. JEMicklos

    JEMicklos Captain

  15. ragman

    ragman Pro Bowler Fantasy Guru

    Has anyone seen the memes that shows Tebow, Hernandez, and Cooper on a football field somewhere in their UF uniforms? The caption reads, "So, a preacher, a murderer, and a racist walk into a bar..."
  16. 86WARD

    86WARD -


    Last edited: Aug 4, 2013
  17. ragman

    ragman Pro Bowler Fantasy Guru

    That's the one!
  18. Jihad Joe

    Jihad Joe Life to Infidels

    Cooper has a nice ass