Aug 2 2013, 12:22am CDT | by Poch de la Rosa
According to Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com, his colleague Albert Breer spoke with McCoy regarding the controversial incident in which Cooper uttered a racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert in June. McCoy said he forgives Cooper, but admitted it hurts because it's like "losing a friend...I can't respect a guy like that."
Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com supports this when he captures McCoy's sentiments about forgiveness. He also notes the Eagles running back confirms there are conflicting emotions within the team on what happened.
"I forgive him because he's a teammate, but some things [don't] fit well with myself and other teamates at all."
However, McCoy also told Breer that Riley apparently showed his true colors.
"I guess the real him came out that day. The cameras are off, you don't think nobody's watching or listening, and then you find out who they really are. And to hear how he really came off, that shows you what he's really all about."
Other Eagles such as Jason Avant, Demeco Ryans and Michael Vick accepted Cooper's apology. In fact, Vick chastised his younger brother Marcus for tweeting "Hey I'm putting a bounty on Riley's head. 1k to the first Free Safety or Strong safety that lights his a-- up! Wake him up please..."
"I am so ashamed and disgusted with myself, I want to apologize...What I did was wrong and I will accept the consequences."
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said the team is "shocked and apalled" by Cooper's words and has since fined him for his actions.
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