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Eagles' LeSean McCoy on Riley Cooper: 'I Can't Respect A Guy Like That'

Aug 2 2013, 12:24am CDT | by

Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy says he "can't respect a guy like that" when asked about wide receiver and teammate Riley Cooper, who uttered a racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert in June.

It looks like Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper may have to work hard to regain running back and teammate LeSean McCoy's trust. According to Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com, his colleague...

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Eagles' LeSean McCoy on Riley Cooper: 'I Can't Respect A Guy Like That'

Aug 2 2013, 12:24am CDT | by

Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy says he "can't respect a guy like that" when asked about wide receiver and teammate Riley Cooper, who uttered a racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert in June.

It looks like Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper may have to work hard to regain running back and teammate LeSean McCoy's trust.

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 Cooper 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..."

Cooper, a fourth-year Philadelphia wide receiver, was seen on a video telling an African-American secutiry guard, "I will jump this fence and fight every [expletive] here."

He quickly apologized to the entire Eagles organization and fans

"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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