Big R has struck Eagles Nation.
One of Tim Tebow's best buds -and his roommate from college- was caught dropping the N- word at a good ole boyz concert. Now Riley Cooper is no politician or person influencing public policy, so if he is a closet racist it doesn't really bother me that much. It's all par for the course as far as I am concerned. What does bother me is the distraction that he has become to my team.
"Embarrassed Eagles receiver Riley Cooper stood fittingly with his back to a wall outside the team's training complex press room Wednesday night, apologizing for a racial epithet used after a confrontation with an African American security guard working a June 8 Kenny Chesney concert.
The six-minute, 45-second apology -- which followed a Twitter apology -- was only the beginning for Cooper, who was fined an undisclosed amount by the team and now awaits word on whether the NFL will tack on more discipline.
The receiver said he intended to apologize later to his teammates, many of whom are African American, following a 7 p.m. walk-through practice.
VIDEO: Cooper's outburst
"It's going to be very difficult for me. I'm going to tell them, 'I'm extremely sorry,' tell them exactly what I'm telling you guys. There was a confrontation and I handled it extremely, extremely poorly,'' Cooper said to 25 reporters and six local television cameras. "This is kind of the lowest of lows. This isn't the type of person I want to be portrayed as. This isn't the type of person that I am." [Source]
Actually, Riley, that is exactly the "type of person" that you are, and it's only the "lowest of lows" because you got caught on camera. Sadly, you are a pretty good receiver, and with one of our other top receivers out for the year with a torn ACL, you were going to be number two on the bird's depth chart. Now every time I see you going over the middle I am torn between wanting to see your head separated from your shoulders by some crazed linebacker or you catching the rock and taking it to the house.
Good luck with the apology tour with your teammates. I hope they make that extra block for you this year. I am sure you do as well. We wouldn't want one of those N*****s ending your career.
Finally, it looks like child killer, George Zimmerman, is in the news again.Unfortunately for George he was caught speeding with a gun in his car. Fortunately for George he was stopped in a place called Forney, Texas.
"Hey, ain't you the guy that killed that N****r boy down in Florida? Sir, you have a nice day, and let us know if you have any problems down the road. We will be glad to provide an escort for you."
Ok, so maybe it didn't quite go down that way, but I wouldn't be surprised to hear that it did.
CBS News reports that, during the traffic stop, which occurred at 12:54 p.m., Zimmerman also asked the officer if he recognized him from television.
This is the second time Zimmerman has been in the news since his trial ended on July 13.
Three days later, Zimmerman reportedly came to the aid of a family trapped under an overturned SUV on a Florida highway, pulling two children and their parents to safety".
Yes George, I am sure that he recognized you. This is why you were only given a warning for speeding with a firearm in your vehicle.
Oh, and about that "overturned SUV, story.......