Eagles camp. Apparently he wants to go through counseling and clear his head before he tries to play football again.
"The last few days have been incredibly difficult for me," Cooper said in a statement. "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.
"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."
Riley, the more I watch that video the more I realize that you have used that word many times before. And that the anger you showed to that security guard was not because he was a security guard playing wanna-be cop at a country and western, concert. It was because he is a black security guard playing wanna-be cop at a country and western concert.
The truth is, quite a few of Cooper's black teammates were not feeling him in camp, and the tension was noticeable. This, of course, did not sit well with the Eagles organization, and they had to do more than just fine him.
Michael Vick stood up for Cooper, but he had no choice. He is the most high profile player on the team and he is fighting for a job. Besides, the Eagles took a chance on him when America would not.
The saddest part of this entire story of course is the reaction from the NFL and the behavior of its gutless and disgraceful commissioner.
I can't tell you how much contempt I have for this recreant loser whose league will fine a player for wearing his sox too high or for celebrating a good play, but wimps out of sending a message to one of the players in his league who displays racist behavior for the entire world to see.
"The NFL stands for diversity and inclusion. Comments like this are wrong, offensive, and unacceptable." [Source]
Riiight. This from a league who has a team in it called the REDSKINS!
Riley Cooper was sent from camp today, I only wish that Roger Goodell could have been sent packing with him.