|08-01-2013, 12:07 PM||#1|
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Says Eagles WR Riley Cooper Won't Face Action From NFL
One day after Riley Cooper became a household name for all the wrong reasons, Commissioner Roger Goodell said punishment for the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver will be left up to the team.
After calling Cooper's racially charged comments "obviously wrong, insensitive and unacceptable," Goodell told ESPN's "Mike & Mike in the Morning" on Thursday, "He's accepted responsibility for it, he has spoken to his team, he has been disciplined by the club, and will go through some training with the club to understand."
Said Goodell: "I'm glad to see the club stepped up and took a decisive action quickly, and that's the important part of this. We do not penalize at the club level and the league level for the same instance. That's not something that we do (per the collective bargaining agreement) ... We will not be taking action separately from the club."
Cooper, who was fined an undisclosed amount by the Eagles, met with his teammates Wednesday after a video surfaced of him using racially insensitive language at a Kenny Chesney concert. The fourth-year pro expressed remorse for his comments, telling reporters, "I'm just extremely sorry."
"I know what type of person he is," quarterback Michael Vick told CSNPhilly.com. "That's what makes it hard to understand but easy to forgive him."
|08-01-2013, 03:08 PM||#2|
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Re: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Says Eagles WR Riley Cooper Won't Face Action From
Smart move on the NFL's part for not pouring gasoline on this media driven topic. It was bad but not worthy of unnecessary outrage.
Not a Whitlock fan for the most part but a eloquent view of it:
Let's all learn from Cooper's gaffe
Rally 'round tha family...with a pocket full of shells
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