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.

  • 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