Huffpost Sports

Riley Cooper Set For Sensitivity Training Following Racial Slur

Posted: Updated:

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles are setting up Riley Cooper with sensitivity training after the wide receiver was caught on video making a racial slur.

"In meeting with Riley yesterday, we decided together that his next step will be to seek outside assistance to help him fully understand the impact of his words and actions," the team said in a statement Thursday. "He needs to reflect. As an organization, we will provide the resources he needs to do so."

Cooper apologized profusely Wednesday after a video of him using the N-word at a Kenny Chesney concert last month surfaced on the Internet. The Eagles immediately fined him.

Cooper, an Oklahoma City native, was selected in the 2010 fifth round by the Eagles out of the University of Florida. He had 248 yards receiving and three touchdowns last season.

Also on HuffPost:

2012 NFL Season Highlights
Share this
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Eagles send Riley Cooper for sensitivity training

Franklin: N-word is wrong, regardless of color

Roger Goodell Announces That the NFL Won't Discipline Riley Cooper for His ...

Training Camp Day 8: Free speech is not free

Philadelphia Eagles: Should Team Cut Ties With Riley Cooper After Controversy?

EAGLES: WR Riley Cooper apologizes for using...

Eagles WR Riley Cooper issues apology for racial slur

From Our Partners