Riley Cooper Returns To Team

Just four days after Riley Cooper was excused from all team activities to seek counseling, he is back.

The Eagles announced Tuesday morning that Cooper has returned from his excused absence and is scheduled to participate in the joint practice with the Patriots this afternoon.

He will be made available to the media afterwards.

Cooper was fined an undisclosed amount and agreed to counseling after a video of him using a racial at a Kenny Chesney concert went viral. He was excused from team activities on Friday to seek that counseling.

Now he’s back, and faces the challenge of regaining the trust of some of his teammates.

“As a team we have to get past it. We have a season to deal with,” said Cary Williams Friday. “Obviously to me this issue supersedes the season. I think there is an elephant in the room that needs to be addressed. It’s an unfortunate situation for the team right now, to go through this during the dog days of camp.”

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  • yat

    4 days???? That’s it????

  • knighn

    Well… either he was an alcoholic and a racist and he’s all better now…
    Or… like many people who get angry and drink too much: he said something incredibly, INCREDIBLY stupid.
    Doesn’t mean he’s a nice person. In fact, all I’ve read and heard is that he’s pretty much a D-bag in general (and that was BEFORE the video came out). Maybe he just treats everyone with equal contempt?

  • Richard Colton

    Cary didn’t use “supersedes” correctly. at least I hope he didn’t.

    • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

      So wrong for that. lol

  • Lamaar

    Yo Dutch! Give it a break man. Go stand on a corner and hold your sign or get a law degree then go to the round house and represent the poor less fortunate inmates. Cooper should sue the NFL & The Eagles if he is cut. Then file suit against The Philadelphia Inquirer/ the race bater Jeff McLane then sue CSNPHILLY.COM specifically that race bater Gonzalez.These clowns are desparate to keep this fire burning.
    I do not mean this website AT ALL! They have handled this topic extremely well.

    • Dutch

      If the Eagles separated themselves from Cooper they are well within their legal right on a couple of fronts, but this would be no different than CBS and the NFL separating themselves and Firing after similar comments from Rush Limbaugh, and Jimmy the Greek.

      There are only a few kind of people who would support hurling racist Epithets that is anyone with the morals of a Goat and feelings of supremacy to combat their insecurities. America has deemed such behavior as unacceptable, unfit and unAmerican.

      Now if you feel so strongly prove you point, board the Subway or El and bring the subject up with someone who feels similar to you in a manner where the discussion can be heard by fellow passengers on the train. Put your tail on the line and make a stand.

  • Lamaar

    Ha Dutch go read Reuben Frank’s article and read the quotes from LeSean McCoy & Michael Vick. Then just get back to talking football!!! The quotes directly address any and all concerns. Drop it Man!

    • Dutch

      I don’t think Vick and McCoy represents in any way the larger share of the Phila public and their sentiments. If you think it’s just about football then you should find satisfaction. It’s obviously a much bigger issue than what you are able to phantom and for someone with obvious biases that’s understandable.

  • Adam

    Word out of practice today from Adam Caplan is that Vick has made huge strides in his anticipation over the past week. That’s huge for him and will be key to winning the job.

  • ojdiddoit

    Welcome black, Whitey! I mean welcome back, Riley

  • PaoliBulldog

    And afterwards, he got a rainbow colored smoothie.

  • PaoliBulldog

    Oh for f#ck’s sake what does Cooper’s southern upbringing have to do with anything? I grew up in North Carolina and the first time I heard the N-word was three weeks after I moved to the Main Line, at age nine. Michael Richards was born in California, didn’t seem to do him much good.

  • smooth

    You seem to assume that the Philadelphia Eagles, a multi billion dollar organization, doesn’t have a legal team or human resources department to ensure they are compliant with all local, state and federal laws? What a very well thought out comment by you sir.

  • nicksaenz1

    The Linc is the Eagles work place when practices and games are held there, not a concert. There’s a whole legal team that sorts that out. The artist inviting them the coach and a few players on stage does not make it a scheduled team event. Again, there’s legal teams that sort that out. While it certainly is an embarrassment on the team regardless, it doesn’t constitute the work place.

  • Mr. Wu

    Yeah you are right. There is absolutely noooo reason to connect the South with racism. None whatsoever.

  • Run Eagles Run

    yeah, bryz wasnt well liked and everything worked out well for the flyers…. I mean bryz.

  • BDAWKS

    Last I knew eagles facility wasn’t at k
    enny chessney concert

  • cliff henny

    i’m not even going to look up HD’s vid, but i’m pretty sure it wasnt said with same venom and hate cooper’s did.
    .
    so, as middle class white guy, i get 1 raw deal…EVER…to deal with…i cant drop the n bomb at will. you know what, i’m good with that.

  • cliff henny

    momah got blasted, barkley too. sheperd got usual love. not a word on salas-usually hear something abot him. philly feeds kind of blasted ertz…which is funny cause pulled up NE feeds, and they are drooling over him. but mostly is was ‘brady is just that good’

  • Brent E. Sulecki

    momah and bark showed up very small

  • EaglePete

    I hope my post was understood as sarcasm. Sorry Im just tired of this discussion although I would never say its not needed. Just the justifications sometimes astound me.

  • Andy124

    No vid that I know of, but what I read sounded pretty venomous. Threatened to fight a black collegue 3 times and called him an uncle Tom and a house n–.

  • cliff henny

    i got your sarcasm, was just adding, my man.

  • cliff henny

    jax burned NE twice early, they cant cover him either. polk sounds like he might give brown a push for carries.

  • Richard Colton

    typical Canadian sarcasm, which is noted and appreciated, but we all remember the year (2011) when one preseason comment dominated & defined the entire year.

  • Brent E. Sulecki

    brown seemed to drop every swing pass his way…polk will steal carries if that keeps up or his fumbles come back again

  • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

    Even with a pro-bowl year he’s gone. Vick is a one year rental. That’s it.

  • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

    When I say “liking” him I mean in the football sense not a “I’d like to have a beer” with him sense.

    But I getcha.

  • EaglePete

    it was sarcastic.

  • Johnny Domino

    Speaking of which, does Goltz get much rope after dropping a close one to BC? I thought Buck Pierce was one of the faces of the league up there?

    I admit it, I’m degenerate enough to seek out the CFL Monday nighter.

  • Dutch

    I fail to see the correlation between athletes behaviors and legal standards of workplace conduct. Every employer has an obligation to establish policies inline with the 50 year old Civil Rights act, and Civil Rights by any other name is simply human rights. Though the individual firm readings may differ they have have the same intent of bringing the organization in compliance with the Federal Laws.

    Your company if it’s a legitimate establishment has an internal policy that is crafted in accordance with the existing United States Laws. There are certain things your employer is going to do and eliminate in the workplace or he/she or they will be subject to the full weight of the United State Justice Department and, or compensatory and punitive damages to aggrieved individuals.

  • Guest

    Haha I’m actually shocked anyone south of the border watches the CFL. It’s not the worst time killer in the world, good for some laughs if nothing else. Buck has been around for what seems like an eternity, but he’s only started and finished one complete season.. dude can’t stay healthy to save his life.. kinda like someone we know here in Philly. I’d like to see Winnipeg do well. Justin Palardy, their kicker, was a guy I competed against and with throughout my high school career and I got to play a year of university football with him. Both coming from pretty rural parts of our province it’s a huge deal to see him have CFL success.

  • Brent E. Sulecki

    or a wideout