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August 1, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
PHILADELPHIA -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday that the league will not be taking any additional action against Philadelphia Eagles receiver Riley Cooper, who has been fined by the team for using a racial slur in a viral video. In an appearance with Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic on ESPN radio, Goodell called Cooper's transgression offensive and unacceptable, and explained why the league has decided not to punish him under the personal-conduct policy. “We do not penalize at the club level and league level for same incident,” Goodell said, according to ProFootballTalk.com.
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November 5, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
When video surfaced this summer of Riley Cooper using racial slurs at a concert, the Philadelphia Eagles receiver apologized profusely. He met with the media and looked to be on the verge of tears. He briefly left the team to seek sensitivity training. He came back on bended knee. That hasn't been the case so far with Miami guard Richie Incognito, who has been suspended indefinitely by the Dolphins for conduct detrimental to the team. Teammate Jonathan Martin provided at least one voice message and text messages, allegedly from Incognito, that are harassing and include racial slurs.
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August 6, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Riley Cooper made a splash upon his return to the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday. The controversial receiver, who came back to practice after a video  of him using a racial slur had surfaced, caught three long passes for touchdowns. Cooper, who has apologized publicly and to his teammates for the video  that went viral last week, declined to elaborate on what type of professional help he received during his four-day hiatus from training camp. Eagles Coach Chip Kelly also declined.
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September 5, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
After a lengthy closed-door meeting with pitchers Jered Weaver, Jason Vargas and Garrett Richards before batting practice Thursday, Manager Mike Scioscia said he will not scale back the workload of the Angels starters in the final three weeks of the season. Richards has thrown 115 1/3 innings, considerably less than the 148 combined innings he threw for triple-A Salt Lake and the Angels last season, but he was moved from the bullpen to the rotation twice this season, which can be physically and mentally taxing.
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July 31, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Eagles receiver Riley Cooper has apologized for using a racial epithet in a video that surfaced Wednesday and immediately went viral. In what looks to be a video shot with a cellphone , an agitated Cooper says, “I will jump that fence and fight every … in here,” using a slur for a black person. The video, which reportedly was shot June 8 at a Kenny Chesney concert at Lincoln Financial Field, first appeared on CrossingBroad.com. Cooper, who is a key player for a team that just lost receiver Jeremy Maclin to a season-ending knee injury, released an apology through the team and on Twitter: “I am so ashamed and disgusted with myself,” he said.
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August 1, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
A video went viral Wednesday of Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper making a racist comment at a Kenny Chesney concert. Chesney was not pleased and decided to weigh in on the incident. "All I do is get off my bus and try to give the fans all the heart and passion I got. That's where it starts and stops; that's all I think about," Chesney told ESPN. "I'm as shocked as anyone to see the video of Riley Cooper that's started circulating on the Internet. I don't believe in discrimination in any form, and I think using language like that is not only unacceptable, it is hateful beyond words.
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July 31, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
PHILADELPHIA -- Saying he is "extremely embarrassed, extremely hurt, and extremely sorry for my actions," Philadelphia Eagles receiver Riley Cooper apologized Wednesday for a video that showed him using a racial slur at a recent concert. "I'm disgusted and I'm sorry," said Cooper, speaking to a cluster of reporters outside team headquarters. "That's not the type of person I am. I wasn't raised that way. I've got a great mom and dad at home. They're extremely, extremely disappointed in me. " The apparent cellphone video, which surfaced on the Internet earlier in the day, shows Cooper at a Kenny Chesney concert June 8 at Lincoln Financial Field.
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August 16, 2009 | Phil Rogers
Kudos to Brewers owner Mark Attanasio for biting the bullet and swallowing approximately $10.5 million in releasing Bill Hall . . . Jordan Zimmermann's out-of-nowhere Tommy John surgery is a huge setback for the Nationals, adding even more pressure on them to sign Stephen Strasburg . . . Sandy Alderson's name continues to pop up with teams facing some transition after the season . . . Cecil Cooper , who long ago lost the faith...
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September 5, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
After a lengthy closed-door meeting with pitchers Jered Weaver, Jason Vargas and Garrett Richards before batting practice Thursday, Manager Mike Scioscia said he will not scale back the workload of the Angels starters in the final three weeks of the season. Richards has thrown 115 1/3 innings, considerably less than the 148 combined innings he threw for triple-A Salt Lake and the Angels last season, but he was moved from the bullpen to the rotation twice this season, which can be physically and mentally taxing.
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November 5, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
When video surfaced this summer of Riley Cooper using racial slurs at a concert, the Philadelphia Eagles receiver apologized profusely. He met with the media and looked to be on the verge of tears. He briefly left the team to seek sensitivity training. He came back on bended knee. That hasn't been the case so far with Miami guard Richie Incognito, who has been suspended indefinitely by the Dolphins for conduct detrimental to the team. Teammate Jonathan Martin provided at least one voice message and text messages, allegedly from Incognito, that are harassing and include racial slurs.
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August 6, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Riley Cooper made a splash upon his return to the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday. The controversial receiver, who came back to practice after a video  of him using a racial slur had surfaced, caught three long passes for touchdowns. Cooper, who has apologized publicly and to his teammates for the video  that went viral last week, declined to elaborate on what type of professional help he received during his four-day hiatus from training camp. Eagles Coach Chip Kelly also declined.
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August 6, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Riley Cooper has run a comeback pattern, and few people might have predicted it would come this quickly. The humiliated Philadelphia Eagles receiver is returning to the team just four days after announcing he planned to step away from the NFL to work on personal issues. On Tuesday, the Eagles tweeted: "WR Riley Cooper has returned from his excused absence and is scheduled to practice with the team today. " A video surfaced last week of an apparently intoxicated Cooper using a racial slur for black people while at a country music concert in June.
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August 2, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy said his relationship with Riley Cooper will change after Cooper recently used a racist slur for black people. “He said how he felt,” McCoy said, according to CSNPhilly.com . “He's still a teammate. I'm still going to block for him. I'm still gonna show great effort. Just on a friendship level, and as a person, I can't really respect somebody like that. I think as a team, we need to move past it. There are some things that are going to be hard to work with, to be honest.
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August 2, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Riley Cooper has decided to step away from the NFL for an undetermined amount of time. The Philadelphia Eagles receiver, who was caught on camera using a racist slur for black people, released a statement Friday saying he needs time to “reflect on the situation.” “The last few days have been incredibly difficult for me,” Cooper said. “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.
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August 1, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
A video went viral Wednesday of Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper making a racist comment at a Kenny Chesney concert. Chesney was not pleased and decided to weigh in on the incident. "All I do is get off my bus and try to give the fans all the heart and passion I got. That's where it starts and stops; that's all I think about," Chesney told ESPN. "I'm as shocked as anyone to see the video of Riley Cooper that's started circulating on the Internet. I don't believe in discrimination in any form, and I think using language like that is not only unacceptable, it is hateful beyond words.
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August 1, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
PHILADELPHIA -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday that the league will not be taking any additional action against Philadelphia Eagles receiver Riley Cooper, who has been fined by the team for using a racial slur in a viral video. In an appearance with Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic on ESPN radio, Goodell called Cooper's transgression offensive and unacceptable, and explained why the league has decided not to punish him under the personal-conduct policy. “We do not penalize at the club level and league level for same incident,” Goodell said, according to ProFootballTalk.com.
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November 6, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Andy Reid should be fired. The Eagles have given up on their longtime head coach. They're all just phoning it in. Really? Fire the guy that called this play? Check out the video above. The Eagles trailed the New Orleans Saints by 15 points late in the third quarter of their "Monday Night Football" game, when Brandon Boykin received a kickoff in the end zone. Instead of taking a knee for a touchback or running it back himself, Boykin surprised everyone by throwing the ball to teammate Riley Cooper, who popped up on the other side of the end zone after lying down and hiding in the Saints' logo.
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August 6, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Riley Cooper has run a comeback pattern, and few people might have predicted it would come this quickly. The humiliated Philadelphia Eagles receiver is returning to the team just four days after announcing he planned to step away from the NFL to work on personal issues. On Tuesday, the Eagles tweeted: "WR Riley Cooper has returned from his excused absence and is scheduled to practice with the team today. " A video surfaced last week of an apparently intoxicated Cooper using a racial slur for black people while at a country music concert in June.
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July 31, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Eagles receiver Riley Cooper has apologized for using a racial epithet in a video that surfaced Wednesday and immediately went viral. In what looks to be a video shot with a cellphone , an agitated Cooper says, “I will jump that fence and fight every … in here,” using a slur for a black person. The video, which reportedly was shot June 8 at a Kenny Chesney concert at Lincoln Financial Field, first appeared on CrossingBroad.com. Cooper, who is a key player for a team that just lost receiver Jeremy Maclin to a season-ending knee injury, released an apology through the team and on Twitter: “I am so ashamed and disgusted with myself,” he said.
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