The Philadelphia Eagles opted not to suspend Riley Cooper for his racial slurs at the country music concert. Cooper went off on a black security guard who wouldn’t let him backstage to meet Kenny Chesney. “I’ll fight every nigger in here,” Cooper said.
The Eagles announced Friday that Cooper “has been excused from all team activities as he seeks counseling for his recent actions.” There was no timetable for when Cooper may return to the team.
Cooper said the following in a statement:
“The last few days have been incredibly difficult for me. 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.
“Right now, I think it’s important for me to take some time to reflect on this situation. 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.
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