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Jul 31, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper (14) addresses the media concerning an internet video at the Eagles NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles Players Not Happy With Riley Cooper

By now we are sure you have heard about the crude comments made by Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper considering he had to stand in front of the media at training camp and make a public apology.

We will not go in to the details of what he said once again here, but suffice to say not all of the players on the team are content with just an apology from Cooper.

Anonymous players have come out in Philadelphia and spoke against Cooper (per Darin Gantt of PFT):

Via to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the anonymous players are beginning to sing, and they’re not signing “Kum ba yah.”

“I’ll tell you one thing, if it was Andy Reid, he would have gotten more than a fine,” one player said without using his name.

“The coaches are saying we should think team first, but this is just crazy,” another said. “Was he thinking about the team when he said that?”

“If he’s on the team, he’s on the team,” a player said. “Don’t mean I have to like him.”


The Spin: Did we really expect anything else here? Of course not everyone is going to just up and forgive Cooper for his insensitive comments.

It’s hard to blame some of the players on the Eagles for not jumping right to forgiveness. They don’t have to, even if Cooper is still a member of the team after his comments. We’re not sure if he will be for long anyway, especially with a potential divide in the locker room growing.


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