Roger Goodell Discusses Cooper Situation
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell appeared on ESPN radio Thursday morning to discuss Riley Cooper’s racial comments and the Eagles’ handling of the situation.
During an appearance with Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic on ESPN Radio, Goodell said that Cooper’s words were offensive and unacceptable and that he was glad that the Eagles disciplined Cooper with both a fine and “training” designed to address the situation. He also explained why the league would not be adding any further punishment to the plate.
“We do not penalize at the club level and league level for same incident,” Goodell said. “We will not be taking action separately from the club.”
“There cannot be discipline imposed for something by both a team and the league,” according to NFL spokesman Greg Aiello.
The Eagles did consult with the league before handing down punishment. Cooper did not say how much he has been fined, only that it was “a good amount of money.”
Riley Cooper’s salary for ’13 is $630K. So by rule, w/o suspending him, the max the Eagles can fine him for conduct detrimental is $37,058.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 1, 2013
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