• December 10, 2022

LeSean McCoy Regarding Riley Cooper Comments: “Can’t respect a guy like that”

RileyCooper10When asked about the Riley Cooper comments LeSean McCoy told Albert Breer of NFL Network  what hurts about Cooper’s remarks is “losing a friend …can’t respect a guy like that.”

“I definitely think it will be different,” McCoy said after practice. “That’s somebody that I’ve known for a couple of years. So it’s like, once somebody shows you who they really are, leave it.

“I’m thinking like, I think I know him very well and then you do something like that, when you don’t think no cameras are around, you don’t think nobody’s around, everything is in closed doors, you show who you really are. I just think I know him a little better than I thought I did.”

Quite a few Eagles players have come out and said that they’re willing to forgive Cooper and his use of the N-word in a video shot at the This could mean trouble for Cooper.

The Eagles released the following statement about dealing with Riley Cooper after he used the N-word in a video that circulating on the internet. “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 issued Thursday.  “He needs to reflect.  As an organization, we will provide the resources he needs to do so.”

Chip Kelly talked about the situation after practice.

“I think Jason Avant said it the best yesterday, this isn’t a situation that you brush underneath the rug. I think it’s going to take some time. I think the guys that know Riley and are a little bit closer to him, I think it may be a little bit easier for them. But there are also some guys who have just met him and just got here and they’re still trying to wrap their arms around it. This isn’t a situation that’s going to go away tomorrow and we certainly understand that.”

Who knows where this thing is going?  Cooper had to have been hoping that all his teammates would stand by him and vouch for him.  That doesn’t look like that’s going to be the case.

 

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Xevious
Xevious
August 1, 2013 4:24 pm

Sad Day!!

mhenski
mhenski
August 1, 2013 4:26 pm

the guys a stiff and now lost a ton of respect and for the first time in his career made espn. Cut the guy and his spandex jean shorts

haveacigar
haveacigar
August 1, 2013 4:31 pm

yeah lesean was such an upstanding guy on twitter last year… the hypocrisy is just unpalatable.

mhenski
mhenski
August 1, 2013 4:38 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

hahaha oh the memories of that… although big difference

RealTalk777
RealTalk777
August 1, 2013 4:38 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

hahaha wow…shady…I get the feeling Shady and Cooper never really had a relationship…Probably never held a real conversation with one another.

– Somethings are frowned upon worst than others..Thats the world, the way things work. You weren’t born yesterday, hypocrisy is full blown. There is no, wrong is wrong…there’s more of a how wrong is it mentality.

haveacigar
haveacigar
August 1, 2013 5:14 pm
Reply to  RealTalk777

Right shadys comments and ignorance was ONLY made about a lowly woman

lewdoggie20
lewdoggie20
August 1, 2013 4:36 pm

On the bright side cooper better turn into a star or his but will be cut.

daggolden
daggolden
August 1, 2013 4:49 pm

From PFT

As if the earlier remarks of LeSean McCoy were not indication enough, it’s now clear that Eagles coach Chip Kelly has a serious and perhaps defining situation on his hands thanks to Riley Cooper’s racist remark.

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 simple fact of the matter is, not every player on the roster is going to be as forgiving as quarterback Michael Vick, who is inclined to offer second chances having received a considerable one himself.

Kelly admitted concern with how the situation was going to play out, and whether his locker room would be divided.

“Yeah, there is a concern with that,” Kelly said, via CSNPhilly.com. “Obviously, it’s a very hot topic and that’s why I encouraged our team [that] we’ve got to have some open communication so everybody knows what went on and what Riley is doing to atone for it.”

The easy choice for Kelly to make would be to deem Cooper more trouble than he’s worth, especially in light of the immediate anonymous backlash. If two or three guys are already chirping, more are in the background waiting to join the chorus, especially if they have no background with the third-year wideout.

And the question of value is a real one. Even with Jeremy Maclin out for the year, Cooper’s a guy who has caught 46 passes in three seasons. There are players on the street who could offer that, if not more.

But keeping him, managing the situation, and reeling in the strong emotions could also strengthen Kelly’s hold over the team.

That’s worth more, especially for a first year coach, than any single player. But Kelly’s going to have to handle this one delicately, because feelings are obviously raw, and they’re not going to be smoothed over today or tomorrow

tsjohnson5
tsjohnson5
August 1, 2013 8:20 pm
Reply to  daggolden

We’ll see how it plays out. But I won’t be surprised if Cooper doesn’t make the team.

koolbreeze
koolbreeze
August 1, 2013 8:54 pm
Reply to  daggolden

Anyone who watched the video now knows what Riley Cooper is like…the sorrow filled apologies simply does not hide that this guy is a racist. Mike Vick paid some serious dues before he was given a second chance. The reality is that Riley Cooper is not that good, he’s not worth the headache…let him pay his dues…kick him off the team and let him get a second chance some where else in the NFL!

haveacigar
haveacigar
August 1, 2013 5:12 pm

Funny there is franchise in the nfl that’s name and mascot is a racial slur and one idiot player gets this much shit … Wow

daggolden
daggolden
August 1, 2013 5:43 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

I dont find nothing “funny” about it. Go to work tomorrow and try it out maybe you will get a better understanding.

haveacigar
haveacigar
August 1, 2013 5:55 pm
Reply to  daggolden

How do you think native Americans feel about that slur everyday the f. Ing tomahawk chop is accepted. We pick and choose which ethnic groups we can slur

jott1972
jott1972
August 1, 2013 6:13 pm

its ok for blacks to call each other the n word but when someone of another race says it, the world stops and they condemn that person as if they killed someone …..get over it and stop using it yourselves if you don’t want to hear it anymore or are offended… booo hoooo!

IrishEagle
IrishEagle
August 1, 2013 6:16 pm

I think you have to get rid of this distraction if you’re the head coach. Andy Reid would have fired him yesterday. If it makes it on Good Morning America it’s too big to contain in the locker room….

This is a rule that exist in every schoolyard. You don’t use that word if you truly respect your friends and teammates, and people in general.

It’s inexcusable. Who the hell does Cooper think he is? Let him go to NE… they don’t have any rules.

haveacigar
haveacigar
August 1, 2013 6:25 pm
Reply to  IrishEagle

So desean and all the cornerbacks never say that word

upperdecker19
upperdecker19
August 1, 2013 6:55 pm

Nice leader LeSean……blab about losing respect for a guy to media hacks and twitter. How about looking the guy in the eye and telling him directly???!!!! Handle it in house, man to man….that’s what leaders do.

greentimes
greentimes
August 1, 2013 8:07 pm
Reply to  upperdecker19

Real nice and typical. Blame a black man for not being able to smile and take whenever a bigot takes off his hood and shows his true self. “Its not coopers fault you people don’t want to hear it from him at a hoedown.”

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
August 1, 2013 8:17 pm
Reply to  greentimes

Just like his ex-girlfriend, mother of his child should just smile and take McCoy’s abuse?

Just sayin’

tsjohnson5
tsjohnson5
August 1, 2013 8:22 pm

He doesn”t go to work with his ex-girlfriend.

This is a work place issue. You insult 3/4 of your work place – you have a problem – just like Shady would have had a problem if the NFL was as sexually integrated as it is racially integrated.

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
August 1, 2013 9:51 pm
Reply to  tsjohnson5

Shady insulted every married man in his locker room, and any one of his teammates with a daughter.

upperdecker19
upperdecker19
August 2, 2013 11:59 am
Reply to  greentimes

Uh, no. Black man….beige man…..brown man…white man….orange man W/ purple lips (A-Roid)….whatever. Don’t smile and take it. TELL THE MAN DIRECTLY THAT YOU DON’T RESPECT HIM!!!

jakedog
jakedog
August 1, 2013 8:17 pm

Shady is damn soft, crying to the media, if someone got blasted and made a reference to a white man in the most derogatory manner he would here from me I would not be.crying to the media. Shady you are a puss

jakedog
jakedog
August 1, 2013 8:18 pm

Mike Vick is a real man too bad he can’t play qb

coldbrewski
coldbrewski
August 2, 2013 12:27 pm

McCoy would do the team, himself, as well as blacks/whites who get it a world of good by not complaining to the media. These people are jackals. They could care less whether Cooper is a racist or about any negative effects his comment have on race relations. As long as they can keep this going, they’ve satisfied they race-baiting agenda. If you are going to say something, try letting it be something that promotes and fosters healing and closure like Avant and Vick did.

The more the media and clueless insist on propping Cooper up as the face of racism; the further we get away from reaching any true understanding and clarity of what truly ails this nation. To insist that this kids ignorant comments are the real problems is CONVENIENT and BULLSHIT. It’s insulting to those who have and are still experiencing true racism in this society.

Also to bring up how often other blacks use the word is a butt fukking stupid example. I’ve already educated those of you who continue down this disingenuous line. LOTS OF BLACKS HAVE PROBLEMS WITH OTHER BLACKS USING IT AMONGST THEMSELVES AS WELL IN MIXED COMPANY. To suggest some silly as social parity along race lines knowing the historical ramifications of this word is bullshyt. Know why? because other race and ethnics also use words that have a historical negative connotation as well amongst themselves. And if myself or any other black were to refer to them with the same familiarity just because they do; the punch in the mouth would be well deserved.
WELL DESERVED FOR SAYING AND BEING STUPID ENOUGH FOR BELIEVING I COULD JUST BECAUSE THEY USE IT.

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
August 2, 2013 1:20 pm

Last year Desean called someone a “gay-assed faggot” on a radio program

Lesean dropped a ton of twitters that should have been an offense to women everywhere.

I don’t put a lot of stock into whether guys like these “respect” other people or not.

Lotta stone throwers in the Eagles’ glass house right now.