• JBrooks

    This is not something that was needed for a new mentality team. The locker room is divided…

  • Dutch

    I’m all for sensitivity training, however this kid needs his practice time. The Eagles I felt have entered into unknown territory and have initially taken some decisive actions to correct a stale atmosphere. They are to be commended for the swiftness of their responses.

    I applaud the organization for not sweeping this under the rug by cutting ties immediately with Cooper and forcing discussion on the matter of race in the region. I think they could serve a greater good by sharing information made available to Cooper with their fans and the public in explaining exactly why and how those who are offended are offended.

    • G_WallyHunter

      This touches on what Whitlock is saying, and I hope the eagles are trying to do that. Focusing on education and rehabilitation rather than immediate punishment and shunning… Some will disagree with that, but in this day and age, I think it’s the best route to take. If it doesn’t work out, then it doesn’t work out, at least the Eagles can say they tried.
      This is something you would expect from the Eagles organization, an approach like this.

    • BirdGang

      haha you are all for sensitivity training? Why? All this training does is make the Eagles seem like they did the right thing in this situation. IMO they did do the corect thing. But I really do not see the good in doing this training. The best thing from this point is to move on. Do not answer anymore question about it because if the team keeps talking about it…the media will feed off of it and we will never be able to move on.

      • Dutch

        As an Employer, the Eagles are obligated by law to provide sensitivity training after an incident like this. This isn’t a private club matter this is an employer/employee professional fiasco.

        • BirdGang

          Correct and I understand that. They should provide any tools that they can.
          But my question is….he knew that he said it. Why did he wait until the video came out to say he was sorry?

          • G_WallyHunter

            ya apparently the video was on the net in early June, and this speaks to him being mad he got caught, not that he said it lol… great point and makes u wonder.
            That’s quite possible that he was too drunk, didn’t know the video existed… which may very well be the case..

          • BirdGang

            The thing that makes me sick about this entire thing is…you have people calling for him to be cut. Now if we cut him for what he said then that is wrong. People have done way worse. Look at is like this, if he was your child would you want people turning their back on him. Now if they cut him because the players on this team will have a hard time dealing with it…then I can agree. No one is perfect.

          • G_WallyHunter

            Exactly how i see it too, if it’s too much of a cancer then that’s that. But at least the Eagles can say they tried, he didn’t murder a friend, he said a word. In this day and age, just as Whitlock and Smallwood point out, it is detrimental to act that severely in cutting him.. just not the way the Eagles should do it, and I hope things work out and the veterans and final 53 work to forgive him

          • Dutch

            That makes perfect sense, but you have to allow the informed and uninformed to make and state their opinions. Those wanting him cut right now and those who just want to move on from this simply may not understand the dynamics involved on the two extremes as you have presented yourself to understand at least one side of that equation.

          • Dutch

            Solid question. However, education is the process of eradication. Often individual biases are built on false information and perceptions from the wrong sources. Cooper working with members of other cultures is one thing, but in no way does that give him an opportunity to actually know and understand members of another culture. If you’re not involving members of other cultures in you circle of friends you don’t have an opportunity to learn in a casual setting the objectives taught in sensitivity training.

            Moreover, I would not doubt he was so plastered he had forgotten he acted a complete unmitigated fool at the concert. As I’ve heard he was showing his ass on stage with the band after the team representatives lead by Coach Kelly came down. The Video showed him to himself his antics and he found them embarrassing and humiliating.

            Then there’s the possibility he could be fronting to save his career and financial security.

            But teaching one information on other cultures in America is never a waste of time.

  • Ron Hipple

    smh

  • BirdGang

    Sorry Riley…Keep your head up homie. All you can do is fight for your respect. But just like people forget eminem dropped the N word they will forget you did too.

  • Brent E. Sulecki

    Eagles are doing the right thing here. for Riley and the team. andy wouldn’t have done it this way. and this indeed is the best way. it hurts as a Cooper fan. but I hope the time away helps heal wounds for him and his teammates. last year it was a broken collar bone…this year its this..hes snake bit..but the team has bigger things to do. hope he is welcomed back when the time is right. Keep training hard Riley.

    • G_WallyHunter

      Exactemon

  • wydok

    What a mess. The Eagles #2 receiver is done for the year, some question whether their #3 receiver makes the team this year, and their #4 receiver is going to seek counseling. I think it’s another 4 – 12 year.

    • Brent E. Sulecki

      id expect to see Benn back today. his first practice since last Friday. I hope so at least. I like Salas and what he provides them. catches ball bigger guy and I do have to say I was impressed with dave ball at the practice I saw. gets in and out of breaks quickly…damaris will be a factor this year for sure…a lot of guys have chances now, shep as well.

      • Dutch

        I don’t know Salas, but I’m reading a great deal about his playing down at Novacare. Despite the nonsense there seems to be some good young talent trying to make this team. What’s disappointing is just as the reports were mounting on the contributions roster wide by no name players, this bs takes the lead. I’m pretty anxious now, I usually don’t bother with pre season games, but I may taking a flight up to Philly next week for the Patriots game.

        I’m seeing in print names like Salas, Shaw and one or two invitees trying to make it on defense consistently.

        • Brent E. Sulecki

          Salas I believe had a decent rookie season with shurmur as his o.c…and played in a spread attack at hawaii

  • yat

    just cut him already. not because he committed a cuttable offense, but it looks like the locker room is not gonna accept him. it’s not like he’s very good anyways

    • tay

      Agree

  • G_WallyHunter

    Hopefully CK and crew are giving one last shot, having an 89 man team meeting, getting people’s thoughts, I don’t know, or cut him.

    Judging by this, the locker room atmosphere might just be too damaged, and this is the first step towards cutting him. Or is it different.. I think they’re getting him away so that they can evaluate how the team really feels and get a more informed conclusion on what the players are thinking, without him there is crucial

    • Dutch

      I’m not for cutting him right now. With 89 players in camp, cutting to please the entire team doesn’t make sense being some of those 89 will be employed at athletes foot or sports authority come october and not part of the locker room.

      • G_WallyHunter

        ya that’s true, get together the core of 40 or so guys then that will be making the 53, the bubble players aren’t the biggest concern..
        I hope they’re doing just that. As easy as it is to just cut him, it would look bad on the organization. This looks much better, the education and rehabilitation approach. Cooper didn’t shoot a friend 5 times in an industrial yard, and the guys only 25, he said one word that is thrown around everywhere and yes it is still inexcusable… I think it is right by Eagles not to cut him, not yet anyways. If the cancer in the locker room is too strong, then nothing CK and HR can do, they have to let him go.

        But, its good to see the Eagles putting effort into someone they drafted and not just cutting him loose immediately… Again, he didn’t murder anyone

  • birdz4life

    Why is this so hard for the Eagles front office??? Were talking about a racist, non productive, slooooow, #4 WR… CUT HIM NOW!!!!!!! Question, if Maclin was still healthy and Riley Cooper pulled this BS, would he still be on the team???

    • Brent E. Sulecki

      4.5 40 isn’t too slow for a 6’3″ 225 lb WR

    • G_WallyHunter

      A big question we’ll never know.. does CK and co really care about rehabbing and rehabilitating this homegrown talent? or are they just doing this because they feel they can’t lose him?
      I think it’s the former, they wouldn’t be putting all this effort in for a #3 or 4 talent, I think it’s more about the individual, and doing right as an organization

  • BDAWKS

    how come no none made such a big deal about it when 49ers CB culliver used homophobic gay slurs the week before the super bowl?

    • Brent E. Sulecki

      great point…or Hibbert with his gay slurs in the playoffs

    • G_WallyHunter

      because the league isn’t 86% gay people

      • Brent E. Sulecki

        I was tryin to figure out how to say that…well said.

        • G_WallyHunter

          It’s the same thing I say for people trying to talk about Lesean… sure it’s indirectly offensive but I mean, the league isn’t 86% women either… This Cooper incident deals with much more DIRECT offence

      • BDAWKS

        why should that matter? so if the league was only 5% afro americans then his statment would not be such a big deal?

        • Brent E. Sulecki

          hard to say

        • G_WallyHunter

          Umm well… I agree it shouldn’t matter, but that’s the way it is. There’s a difference between being offended directly or being offended based on your beliefs or morals…

        • Dutch

          The best sources of information for your questions would be your cross culture friends and close associates. Ask them why is the term disrespectful and hurtful coming from a member of another race or culture.

          If you have any black friends you respect or care about on a personal level listen to their reasoning if you can’t understand all the fuss.

        • Joethomas215

          There is the absence of animosity in the club house, as opposed to Cooper insulting large portion of his own team

    • PaoliBulldog

      Does “no one” include me? I thought Culliver was 100% out of line.

      • BDAWKS

        i guess i should have said a the general consensus

    • PaoliBulldog

      But you are correct that, in general, racism primes homophobia. Hibbert and Culligan weren’t excused from team activities in the aftermath of their comments.

      • Joethomas215

        Their roster isn’t largely homosexuals either

    • Dutch

      A big deal was made out of it………..it was just as vile and disrespectful to a segment of the population as the Cooper comments and the NFL took immediate corrective actions to address that situation.

      I’ve seen the NBA do the same. To say this is the first episode would not be a true statement or that the other incidents of hate speech were not adequately dealt with. I can’t remember the 49er player’s name, but Tim Hardaway was banished from NBA events for a long time after making a similar disparaging statement on a broadcast during a NBA all Star event.

  • JofreyRice

    This guy is really not worth the trouble. Just cut him. Beyond the flowery “we forgive him” comments, its clear animosity and tension exist with the players. This year is going to be hard enough without this.

    • MAC

      I agree and feel the same way. It’s not personal and honestly I don’t think Cooper ia a bad guy. Just this team does not need this and honestly some players will not be able to forgive and forget. That is totally understandable and at this point it’s just what’s best for the team.

    • G_WallyHunter

      Agreed, I’m just happy Eagles are at least giving him a chance. I think the animosity will still be too great, and they won’t have a choice but to release. Whatever, he’s no Eric Decker, he’s a 5th rd pick (or was it 4th) who hasn’t shown any sort of superstar ability in his 4 years…. is what it is

    • Token

      Kelly must take a firm stand one way or another. He seems incapable of doing that so far this offseason on anything.

  • OregonEagle

    This is a decision worthy of Solomon. If it works, everybody comes out of it better. It’s hard to see how it could make things worse. Football people are playing football – professionals are helping those who need help. Go Eagles.

    Something appropriate from an earlier post by Shiel about CK

    “If a coach tells me respect is an important part of his program, I should see it in practice. If I go to practice and I see a player who takes a cheap shot at another player and no one corrects him, that program has no respect in it.”

  • Brent E. Sulecki

    who was the last WR excused from team activities?

  • PaoliBulldog

    Cooper’s N-bomb is not as vile as Vick’s dogfighting operation, so if Vick can redeem himself, then so can Cooper. But I think Cooper will have to rebuild elsewhere, just as Vick did.

    • Dutch

      You find some correlations between Vick’s antics with Dogs, and Coopers’ insult to a large segment of the locker room and supporting public?

      Where are the two episodes connected on any level? Unless you equate Vick’s animals with the offended Cooper minorities it’s impossible to run the two incidents together and find any similarities?

      • PaoliBulldog

        Do you really believe that I am equating minorities to animals? Hah.

        “Antics with dogs” means taking Rover to the park to play fetch. “Antics with dogs” might get you on America’s Funniest Videos. “Antics with dogs” does NOT mean underwriting and operating a criminal enterprise dedicated to breeding, fighting, electrocuting, drowning and shooting dogs.

        Riley Cooper is a football player who is a boor and a bigot. Michael Vick is a football player who masterminded a despicable scheme to torture dogs just for kicks. What Michael Vick did was far worse than what Riley Cooper said. That doesn’t mean that Cooper gets a free pass.

        • Token

          Its sick how some fans now have deluded themselves into thinking what Vick did was trivial. They are either sick in the head themselves, or really need to go back and get a better understanding of that case. What Cooper did was not in the same realm as the horrendous things Vick did.

  • jason

    lettuce not forget people… Riley Cooper is not only a redneck. But also a TERRIBLE WR! CASE CLOSED… PACK YOUR SHIT SUNSHINE! (remember the titians)

    • G_WallyHunter

      lol I’ve referred to him as sunshine in the last couple days too… WR and all haha that’s jokes

  • jason

    I totally disagree. The main diffrence in the Vick/Cooper is Vick can actually play football… Riley freakin Cooper can’t even play dead!! HE SUCKS. Guarenteed no other team touches him when/if he gets cut! Welcome to the Philadelphia Soul Riley. YA BUM!

    • Brent E. Sulecki

      I think Vick broke a law and cooper didn’t…that may be the difference

      • JASON

        And I think Vick more then paid for his wrong doing! But at the end of the day, If Riley Coopers talent level was even half worth the drama he is causing, the Eagles would find a way to make it work. but because he’s a redneck that just so happens to SUCK as a football player….. C-YA!

  • BDAWKS

    just a question here and no judgement on my part i have definitely used this word sometimes racially sometimes not do i think im a racist not at all i have told racial jokes about all ethnicity i have used words i shouldn’t out of anger sometimes towards people i love who here can honestly say they haven’t done the same ?

    • G_WallyHunter

      Yup, which is why this is just terribly unfortunate for Riley, he gets all pissed up and a certain security guard pisses him off and he makes the mistake, should his career be ruined because of it? Hell no.. Should he be excused? Hell no…

      • jason

        MISTAKE?!?! A “mistake” is when you lock your keys in your car, a “mistake is when you forget to put your wet clothes in the dryer. Calling a African- American person by that name is NOT a “mistake!” The only mistake was Riley Cooper’s racist ass not knowing he was on camera!!

        • G_WallyHunter

          I never specified how severe of a mistake it was

    • devCal

      bdawk would not be proud.

      • BDAWKS

        you really think b dawks or every other player hasn’t said cracker or honky ever in there life?

  • EaglePete

    Im already sick of this story, get me some more practices notes. Its all I care about anyway until the games start.

  • Eddie the Eagle

    Geez Louise! The level of outrage is totally absurd and unwarranted. If this society was as concerned about the tremendous hardships African Americans face as the word Cooper used, we’d all be much better off.

  • Mike

    I can’t believe the coverage on this, the guy made a stupid comment while under the influence. And for McCoy to comment on “RESPECT” is a joke in it self, coming from a guy who calls his sons mom a “dirty alley girl” via twitter and throws women from limo buses like they are a discarded candy wrapper. I for one is just sick and tired to this group of Eagles, very difficult to root for a bunch of punks!

  • Ascher Levy

    Brandon Lloyd had similar numbers to Maclin last year. Is an unrestricted free agent. Worth signing.

  • EaglePete

    The whole part of this debacle that bothers me most is the fact that Vick is the one to address the team. I have zero problem with him doing it, it just really tells me as a fan that he really is the leader of this locker room. I guarantee over half the players (if not more) look up to him in that role. I think that leads to a serious problem if Foles wins the job. Still wondering why they brought him back in the fold. Ive stated enough times why I want the team to go in a new direction so Im not trying to beat the dead horse of the QB comp. Just the perception factor is glaring. It will be interesting to see how that plays out. Vick wins and it doesnt end up meaning much I guess.

  • john

    #fuckRiley’snotalent havingass!!!

    • Mike aka Wazdakka777

      I do agree that he has no talent.

  • #7

    And when/IF Riley returns to the team, he will jump over that fence and fight every n.. over there lol

    • Johnny Domino

      Just what I’d expect from a Roger Ruzek fan.

  • Mr. Wu

    #lettheeaglesbeafootballteamandnotasoapoperaforonce

    • G_WallyHunter

      #theyneedanicequietoffseasonfirst #attentionwhores

  • Token

    Good lord…. Kelly continues to handle things wrong. Either cut him or let him get the practice time he needs to be a better player. This theme of wanting it both ways is getting old already.

    Kelly appears in over his head. He needs to get this team under control before its too late if it isnt already. So far its just a continuation of the Reid era with a different offense.

    • #7

      He’s been the head coach a couple of months. How do you come up with your assessment so quickly lol. You should have been a team owner or GM instead of a blogging peon

      • G_WallyHunter

        Maybe he can call them up, get hired as an advisor or something

    • Maggie

      You can’t seriously think that Kelly had a say in this action. The Eagles are first and foremost a business. The owner and general manager and the lawyers made this call, to try and shut up the slobbering “media”. Then when they drooling hounds move on to the next “issue vital to national security” Cooper can be quietly cut, without threat of lawsuit. Don’t 12-year-olds commenting on here ever THINK? America supposedly has something called ‘Freedom of Speech’ which is a joke, but could be used to imply that Cooper could say anything he likes.

      • Dutch

        Cooper hasn’t been prosecuted for his idea and rhetoric, thus he has free speech. Now whether his employer wants to continue an association with cooper for his idea which are an affront to their standing policies on inclusion is another story altogether. You are confusing the two.

        As a business the Eagles have an obligation and laws to follow, Cooper’s antics and having Cooper in or associated with the organization is a fiscal liability clear and simple.

  • Uncle Carm

    Reading the comments below from all these perfect people who have never made a mistake in the heat of the moment is heartwarming. I’m glad to be in the company of such a perfect group.

    But really, how can one moment, where only words were spoken, end a career. The statement was disgraceful, but not unforgivable. If he really is a racist, and I think his teammates would know, then that is a different situation. Everyone better be very careful if this is the test of worthiness to play in the NFL. Players of all colors will be dropping like flies in the coming months and years.

    • ICDogg

      If he gets cut, that is not ending his career. He’ll get a second chance somewhere. People deserve and get second chances frequently. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have to face consequences first.

      • Johnny Domino

        There’s always Canada.
        Not near as many black folks up there.

  • Mike aka Wazdakka777

    Ben Kohle , Michael Greger and Brandon Graham retweeted you
    2h:
    Let’s Get #SupportRiley Trending! @JTrotter_54 @BGraham54 @BrianDawkins @Ike58Reese @Bighugh53 @975TheFanatic @SportsRadioWIP @nfl

  • Free coop

    Blacks always wanna blame other people. There is such a double standard. If riley were called a cracker by Vick no one would care. Blacks have been bitching about racism longer then slavery took place. Your great great grandparents have a right to be pissed not you. Herman Cain a black republican once said ” black people slavery is over get over it”

    • #7

      Are you crazy? Vick cannot make one mistake off the field, Period. The fans there in Philly (Caucasians) and around the country are still waiting for Vick to f up so they can say “I told you so”

    • Eagles4Life

      You clearly have no grasp on history or the present state of society.

  • RightsTough

    This is LAUGHABLE!!!!! The Black Eagles will never forgive Cooper. Rgese are morons now scholars and their bitter friends will lean down on them to NEVER ACCEPT THAT CRACKER! Some non-white free safety will “accidentally” blow him up in the pre-seasona byway. So this guy is toast.

    Free Speech, now matter how moronic, is still free speech. EXCEPT when you are white. He can play for the Flyers starting tomorrow however!

    • #7

      Oooh Yeah, he’s gonna get laid out. You best believe it.

    • Eagles4Life

      The n-word is not protected speech.

    • Phils Goodman

      Speak for yourself, buddy.

    • Explorer51

      This is not a “free speech” issue; the only right of Americans specified by the First Amendment allows individuals to express themselves without interference or constraint by the government. Using ignorant, hurtful language is not his “right” nor is it protected by any law.

      • Tony g

        Yes it is his right. No one has to agree with what he says but he has the right to say it. Just like the guy who said rg3 was an Uncle Tom he had a right to say it even though it wasn’t politically correct.

        • Dutch

          He’s not prevented in any manner for expression himself he’s just having to deal with the consequences for his ideas and rhetoric.

          Cooper, like Paula Deem are free to say what he wants, and obviously has. But there’s a price for freedom. Freedom ain’t free.

          Some speech in America is a direct violation of adopted laws in our society. It’s probably a good idea to know what those laws are before embarking on a campaign to run your mouth and find out in a financially painful manner after you’ve violated those laws and policies.

        • Explorer51

          When people say “it’s America, we have freedom of speech” that is a correct statement; however, the only “free speech” as a right protected by the First Amendment is the right to speak without interference or constraint from the government. Riley Cooper has no legal right to say what he did, nor do you; neither is it illegal for him to say that btw. So if the Eagles cut him for his statements, or if your employer fired you for saying something similar, neither Cooper or you have a legal right to sue your employer under a “free speech” provision. None of this has anything to do with the over-used phrase “politically correct.”

    • Dutch

      laws governing speech in America has been on the books for more than 50 years….

      Wake up or else you are the prime candidate, otherwise known as a Liability that eventually will cost your employer in legal fees and settlement cost.

      It’s only a matter of time.

  • cliff henny

    not sure what kelly sees in cooper. he made couple great contested td catches…cause he had too, guy never gets any seperation. hopefully salas, shepherd and dj2 keep showing alot. get benn healthy and let him and avant battle out for the slot/blocking wr. never like cooper before, now he’s just a marginal headache. glad he was sent away, maybe out of site out of mind/press. by time he gets back, surely someone else will have f’d up more and press will move on. players, cooper and kelly can deal with it when it’s not so raw.

    • #7

      Neither did Michael Irvin and he’s in the HOF

      • cliff henny

        mr push-off? god i hated that guy, he just killed us. cooper should not be mentioned in same breathe as irvin

        • #7

          Just an example bro.
          It’s not always about “seperation” although it doesn’t hurt to have it. Avant is slow too. You just have to know how to play the game and we don’t know if he can or not, IMO. Give him 3-4 weeks and lets see hat happens, since you guys say we’re going to lose anyway ( I don’t believe that)

          • cliff henny

            if you asked me 2 months ago, i wouldnt of had cooper in my top 6. i was hoping he would get cut, cause he’s not that good. avant has all world hands and is tremendous route runner. assuming kelly likes cooper for his size. hopefully benn gets healthy, which is doubtful. he’s shown more than cooper to me. neither has shown alot.

        • #7

          #88 knew how to play football. Period

    • EaglePete

      I said same thing yesterday, totally agree. Great post above this one as well. Im pulling for Shepherd

  • ICDogg

    I think that some of you Cooper defenders are doing him a disservice. If Cooper gets back in the league and is able to put this behind him, it will because he does his penance and is re-accepted into the fold. I guarantee you it will not be because a bunch of you try to defend what he has done, or to minimize it, or to say it’s OK because other players do other things that you think are worse. Cooper knows that, and he is doing the right things, and they probably would work except for what some of his defenders are doing.

    • Phils Goodman

      I agree with your sentiment, but fortunately the thoughts in this comment section will have no bearing on how the situation plays out with the team.

      • Mike aka Wazdakka777

        Yes, I do not think the national media will pay much attention to this comments section, except maybe Dan Graziano who steals all his stories for the ESPN NFC East blog from this site.

        • G_WallyHunter

          This or philly.com, I find it funny when I beat Dan to articles
          Or when he does his links to an article on here that is like 2 days old lolol

          • Mike aka Wazdakka777

            Preach it brother!!!! Just don’t tweet him about it, He blocked me a few months ago. I wonder how much ESPN pays for a copy and paste job? #Truth

          • G_WallyHunter

            hey thats for links, Give him credit on some of the articles, they are well thought out. I respect his opinion on many Eagles matters, they are usually the same way I feel.
            Ever since I found this site I go there less and less and less

      • ICDogg

        I see the same kinds of things on Twitter, Facebook, etc. and the nastier the atmosphere gets, the less willing some people will be to forgive. That is my fear about this thing. If it were just teammates and not all this external attention, this would blow over in no time.

  • William

    The eagles should cut bait with him….they have a new coach, new philosophy on Offense and D, don’t have yet a clear direction at QB ….too many unknowns on this team. The dolphins cut chad when he was arrested for head butting his wife. It was wrong but wouldn’t of had a bearing on his teammates. This will separate the locker room, if Riley isn’t phenomenal and they are not winning ( we know winning cures all) . This will only makes things worse. Also on his behalf his mind isn’t in it. He made a mistake but some mistakes have consequences I think everyone should start fresh. This would give him a chance to possibly catch on else where before it is too late.

  • John P

    total fake outrage from phone black players….they use this word 100 times a day and love hearing it as long as it comes out of a black mouth…..also like the comments from white liberal steven a smith wannabee mike missinelli….he lives for situations where he can stand with blacks against whites….f-him

  • TJ111

    At this point, the story is bigger than Coop.

    You’ve got the entire team measuring Kelly now by how he deals with crisis.

    It’s a test of Kelly as much as of Coop.

  • Gary

    I don’t think I’ll be reading the comment section of Riley Cooper articles anymore.

  • Bdawkbdawk

    I understand that this is a very contentious issue and players are having difficulty balancing their values and the importance of the team. But no idea how Cary Williams reconciles those two statements.
    How do you feel about the issue? “We have to get past it for the sake of the season. Oh did I mention that it is more important than the season.”
    wat

  • Peter

    Can we PLEASE get back to covering football???

  • jabostick

    His ‘this supersedes the season’ line… I’d imagine some season ticket holders feel different…

  • Phils Goodman

    Good to hear. I have faith in the professionalism of the great majority of players on this team. They should be able to work through this in due time.

  • ready to move on fan

    RC sensitivity training…they drop him off in Camden and he has to find his way back to novacare…

    • Nick Falana

      let him fight every N*** THERE. the real crime is that he went to a Kenny Chesney concert

  • ar_eagles

    Please let this be the last we hear of this situation for a while. This story has grown beyond what it should have. The team is handling it, let’s moooove on please.

    Practice notes are being pushed back on every site covering the Eagles to cover this overblown issue, leaving us to sift through the incoherent babbling and half thoughts on Twitter.

    Please, Tim & Sheil, I love this site, it is the best for Eagles news. Can we please get back to some football coverage?

  • ojdiddoit

    He should be cut . His actions were inexcusable, deplorable, and repulsive. There is simply no excuse for attending a Kenny Chesney concert.

  • PaoliBulldog

    It ain’t Tim & Sheil’s fault that this story has legs. The fact that the Eagles held a team meeting to discuss Cooper is news. This tempest is a teapot will blow over soon.

  • Tim McManus

    Definitely looking forward to getting back to football. This is a real issue and needs to be covered, but I agree it’s time for ball to take center stage once again.

    • Dutch

      I think you guys, Sheil and yourself are doing an outstanding job providing your loyal followers with seemingly unbiased developing facts. This reply and the piece by Sheil were exceptional as teaching devices which is I believe a benefit to the community you service. I also find Chip Kelly’s leadership during a most stressful time, only 5 days into his first camp amazing. That’s not to say all the decisions are right or wrong, but he’s tackling this head on and not backing away. That is pretty impressive.

      A lot can be said that is positive about the Eagles in how they are handling this, and the writers who cover the Eagles. I’m really surprised at the varying positions taken and the frankness of the articles. Most importantly is the teaching opportunity for all involved and you guys tolerance for honest open debate on this issue .

      Keep up the good work!!!

  • EagerFootball

    First, I can’t imagine how much fun the Skins, Giants and Cowboys are having rolling around holding their sides belly laughing at the Eagles self-destructing before the season starts. Reminds me of Vince Young and the “Dream Team” remark.

    Two, a bit amazed at how out-of-football this whole thing is getting. Everyone seems to forget there’s a season starting.

    Three, we have universal agreement about what he said was wrong. In this over sensitive age – oversensitive about everything, this is probably the worst thing anyone could dream up to say. It is a grand overreaction. Every black player on this team should have to turn in any and all rap songs they have on disc or iPod that have that word on them. It’s not all right for them to listen to that word, talk about that word because “it’s alright for a black guy, to use the word because “nobody understands the experience if they haven’t lived it” so it’s okay for them.

    Four, You also have to understand – these players are kids. They have been told how special they are since they stated excelling in football. They have been pampered, glided through school, given help, have the way shown them, and generally have the skids greased. The adversity they are going to have to face is how to spend all that money while they are now surrounded by people who want to separate them from their money. But, to ask them to get in front of media microphones and describe how they are going to handle this, is way too much – remember 18 year odds have only half formed brains. They guys have had their adolescence socially extended plus that half formed brain has been knocked around the inside of a football helmet for the past 10 years. What are the odds they can make an intelligent statement?

    Five, I’m white so I just can’t tell with any certainty what a black man feels when he hears the term. However, the only ones who should be able to cast a first stone would be that black player who has never felt ill will towards a white person, just because he was white. Show of hands, guys, ever feel racial ill will against any white guy? Stone…anyone…crickets.

    Six- lets play ball and kick the Giants’ ass.

  • Nick Falana

    McNabb, Limbaugh

  • Mr. Wu

    ffs

  • Dutch

    brilliant idea. what’s sad is that I don’t see any other team claiming cooper on waivers if he is indeed cut. People had better get this into their heads, discrimination and racist chatter in a civilized society is totally unacceptable on any level. Times are changing in America.

  • G_WallyHunter

    I assume CK and co will be getting plenty of input from all the players in the coming days, rid the facility of Riley so they can focus in on rest of team. A vote may not be necessary, maybe it’s just glaring one way or the other, and things are resolved. Good idea tho, need to get the opinions of everyone, and then weigh their opinions based on where they are on the roster, the bubble guys don’t matter all that much, but still need to get their take on things

  • jabostick

  • Mike aka Wazdakka777

    Let’s not bring GZ into this, Did Riley do something incredibly stupid? Yes. Should his career be over because of it. NO! Hence #SupportRiley . Not his action but from the insane amount of outcry for him to be cut from the team and for all intents and purposes be blacklisted from the NFL.

    “Let he among you who’ve never dropped an N-Bomb cast the first stone against Riley Cooper.” – Jesus, paraphrased in John 8:7

  • #7

    Man use whatever handle you want

  • barneygoogle

    Can Zimmerman run the 40 in 4.5? If so, bring him in.

  • Johnny Domino

    Are you really just a shadow of the man that I once knew? Are you lonely, are you high, or just an ordinary guy?

    Have you done all you can do?

  • barneygoogle

    “eliminate the residue…. of intimidation?” You sound like a little Hitler. Riley did nothing to compare with McCoy’s antics, yet he gets more bad publicity than…Aaron Hernandez.
    You are the racist.

  • Maggie

    Impedes hateful speech??? Are you serious?? How many ugly names have you and your male “brothers” called members of HALF of the HUMAN race??? You call women vicious names when they won’t have sex with you and you call women vicious names when they won’t have sex with you. A football player shoves some woman who won’t right off the “party bus” and you think it’s funny. Many “brothers” are out there beating the supreme daylights out of 12-year-old little girls then SELLING them to other males, like you, to be used, over and over, yet you give those disgusting pieces of dog excrement praise and glory. Pimping (gag!) is slavery! The rappers brainwash little boys and girls that girls are pieces of meat to be used, abused, beaten, raped, murdered and all of you oh so wise males say NOTHING. The ranting media says NOTHING. Half the HUMAN race.

  • Mike aka Wazdakka777

    Regardless, #SupportRiley

  • Eagles4Life

    Spot on, my man.

  • barneygoogle

    Wu wu wu.

  • Mike aka Wazdakka777

    Wu there it is! #90sHipHopReference

  • cliff henny

    blame espn for changing to facebook. the trolls are spreading everywhere.

  • Chris

    totally unacceptable? then have the black community eradicate using the word as well. And while we are on the subject of being offended, do you think the female employees of the eagles are offended by what LeSean McCoy has said and done this offseason in regards to his treatment of women?

  • Maggie

    Pleeease.

  • Eagles4Life

    If you put Riley Cooper in the context of an office with the majority of his coworkers being black and aware of this situation that occurred, he likely gets his pink slip. Not saying I am in favor of that happening, but that is a reality.

  • theycallmerob

    man, I give up. I’m taking a hiatus. bryce harper would declare this whole situation as some serious clown commenting.

  • G_WallyHunter

    yeaaaaa…. so anyways.. I says to Mabel I says

  • #7

    LMAO

  • G_WallyHunter

    Alright, this is getting out of hand….

  • Dutch

    Did you develop these and other assumptions based on the common stereotypes or from you close association with “Brothers”? Just wondering. Don’t be so quick to believe a few white citizens is equally offended and it’s just not divided along racial lines. The Fact is that Cooper Riley’s speech and sentiments are unacceptable and an affront to American values. And should you fee that same way you are equally unAmerican in your ideas.

    Hate speech in America has been a violation of the law for more than 50 years, so it’s not that you don’t know this but refuse to accept the illegalities of hate speech, discrimination and ethnic intimidation. Most individuals unfit for society have those common traits.

    For no other reason than it being illegal rhetoric at a function associated with his employer Cooper should be cut immediately, but compassion is the Eagles bending over backwards to help the young man recognize the foolish behaviors and warped mindset he has and make this a teaching opportunity for the broader society.

  • G_WallyHunter

    rob we need your comments around here to help stabilize the situation, the trolls will filter out eventually

  • Dutch

    you have a reasonable approach and your comments are needed. I think you’re an educator and if so you definitely recognize the missing lesson plans.

  • Explorer51

    I’m not sure you’re replying to me but as I said, this is not a free speech issue and in a civil society there is no reason to use hateful, hurtful language if it offends co-workers or the public at large.

  • Dutch

    I have to call BS on this, degrading women in the workplace is equally a vile and unacceptable antic and there are consequences in the form of what Cooper has to accept for such behavior and rhetoric. I’ll straight say you’re lying and a paranoid delusional everyone isn’t talking about you as they stand around a water cooler at work.

    It’s the law. I can’t imagine many of you discussion this subject works in any setting beyond being a goat herder.

    Every example you put forth is a direct violation of standing and enforceable public policy and laws. How is it possible to exist in any productive fashion in America and not be apprised of the Law governing conduct and speech?

    it’s not possible an individual living in today’s society and has any awareness of current events or the internet not know these things.

  • Free coop

    Blacks have more advantages then ever before but you people are always pointing the finger and looking for the easy way out. I know a ton of great African Americans but as a whole u need to move past a word. Give me a break. It just shows how ignorant your culture is

  • cliff henny

    lol….bet those parties were great though! how much weed did nate newton get caught with…wasnt it like the whole cargo area of an SUV…wasnt just bricks, it was haybails? he then told the cop it was for personal use. funny part is, it probably was

  • illadelphia21

    Dude shut your bigoted ass up and take that sh!t back to Tommy’s site. You love getting I your soapbox when black players mess up, ie…the back and forth we had over the Peters incident. But you don’t have anything to say against Cooper. You just keep bringing up other black players to try and use against the argument of his asinine remarks. Sad thing is I could read how you thought (bigot) w/ out you even having to spell it out. It’s a damn shame that so many of you and mainly you are coming over to this site now!

  • Dutch

    actually, Hitler and Mussolini were two lasting promoters and stanch supporters of cultural intimidation. Seems your position and sentiment on the matter is inline with their thinking.

  • OregonEagle

    Maybe the Eagles can get a group discount for any fans that want to take advantage of counseling.

  • Guest

    He also made some comment about this being bigger than the season. I’d imagine some season ticket holders feel different…

  • G_WallyHunter

    Ya, supercedes the season? Really?
    How about that 3 year 17 million dollar contract you just signed, does it supercede that? Did the Eagles sign you to top corner money so you could open your mouth whenever a mic got in your face?
    I’m starting to really not like C-Dub at all, I hope his performance changes my opinion there

  • Dutch

    There are some of us who are equally offended by the comments we find totally unacceptable in a civilized society. Though the Eagles have had to previous mediocre campaigns they are a winning organization with a good character. The fact there may be a divisive force within our mitts is appalling and reprehensive. It’s very true that we demand corrective actions and immediately or else we can’t say the Eagles as an organization is inclusive, fair and presents equal access and opportunity. Their reputation is definitely on the line here.

    It’s ok that everyone doesn’t subscribe to that theory or understand the extent of the violation that has taken place. Acts of discrimination, intimidation and supremacy doesn’t have the same effect on all members across the American society.

  • G_WallyHunter

    lol I still don’t even know what the hell a sconce is

  • G_WallyHunter

    ya agreed here, I want Marsh or Lindley to outplay Williams lol

  • The Answer

    I’d like to see something out of Marsh…he was another ‘Andy Reid reach’ this might be his last shot here

  • Johnny Domino

    Try Gary or East St. Louis, negate the home field advantage.

  • G_WallyHunter

    HAHA exactly eh, and he’s been out all camp with this hammy thing, SHUT UP and focus on the 17 million you were just given. This is what we all heard when he got signed, and what do you know, now we see it..

  • Johnny Domino

    Yep, and not the least offensive.

  • Dutch

    Maybe his dignity as a man and American isn’t for sale at any price. He has a right to take a stand on what he may perceive as unfair and unequal treatment. I don’t think he should be quiet because some people are uncomfortable with the situation at hand. That’s part of the problem with race issues in America.

  • Dutch

    A lighting fixture that mounts on a wall

  • PaoliBulldog

    Sixteen sconces equals one pound.

  • Dutch

    Those who can’t find any identification with discrimination, hate speech and acts of racist intimidation don’t fully understand the reasoning behind the hurt and anguish Cooper’s word created not only within the locker room but throughout the entire minority fan base of the NFL. If you don’t have minority friends and associates chance are you don’t see minorities as your societal equals. That’s evident with comparing Vick’s transgression with Dogs, to Coopers antics in offending a large segment of the NFL and Eagles fan base. In some minds the two Dogs, and Offended Minorities are of equal status in the American pecking order.

  • BDAWKS

    and a n…. is a fixture that hangs from a tree lol that was a crude joke had to do it

  • Dutch

    If it were you or any one of the hordes of NFL Fans on your job or at a function related directly or indirectly to your employer you’d been fired and probably on the spot.

    It’s not difficult to understand there are public policies in place intended to prevent this mindless rhetoric. There is no way of you have a job with a human resources department you don’t know this is a serious work place violation

  • ICDogg

    At the moment they are offended, but that’s not a permanent state.

  • Dutch

    Anyone with a Sister, Mother or daughter would be equally offended in Shady’s rants on twitter. Why would you assume that’s a matter of question separate from your own anguish with Shady for his antics?

    However, I see no correlation between the two issues, the Eagles fan base isn’t dominated by Females, whereas Minorities are a major block of financial support for the Eagles and NFL, and 75% of their employees in the NFL are minority and all were equally offended by Cooper’s remarks.

  • Dutch

    I’d like to see his ideas rehabilitated and he remains able to play here. I see this adversity as an opportunity for the Eagles.

  • Johnny Domino

    Should be worth a flag a game.