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What really upsets me about this story is not the fact that Riley Cooper said the racial slur but the hypocrisy of the main stream media,  they appear shocked that someone would actually say that word.

Are you kidding me!

I'm a Latino and somehow folks around me feel comfortable saying the N word, actually my dear friends  I hear the word 3 or four time a week, that figure double while the Trayvon Martin case was going on.

Let's not act like this is an isolated incident or something  rare, I would bet most of us hear some kind of racial slur in a weekly basis.

Most minorities know the score, most of us understand the -wall of silence and the behind the back talk- so please lets all  get over this and move on , it is what it is, all the media exposure or false concerns are not going to change anything in our lifetime.

No one but God can change peoples heart.

If one uses the N word I believe it is part of his core believes, there is no crime in that folks, he has every right to his opinion.

A racial slur is like a bullet, you can't take it back, if you shoot somebody dead , they're dead no matter how many apologies one makes.

We can agree on that.

The best thing we can do is to move forward, including the media, dropped it, let it go, his problem will be resolved among his peers.

Once  again I want to make it clear - is not a crime to have an opinion - period, he has every right to say whatever he wants, of course there is always a time for discretion. Using  a racial slurs when you work in League where Black folks are a majority is just not a bright thing to do.

Now is it?

As always this just a fan's opinion and from what I understand everybody has one and I'm thankful for that.

Enough said.

August 2, 2013  12:14 PM ET

Tebow isn't racist.

August 2, 2013  12:32 PM ET

There is NOBODY in this country that hasn't uttered a 'slur' of some kind.. I have.. in this day and age just be sure there isn't a camera phone or some kind of video recorder around when you utter something like that.. that was Riley Cooper's mistake..
It took 55 days.. almost 2 months.. for this to become public.. why so long??.. did whoever tape it wait for the attention from Paula Deen & the Zimmerman-Martin trial to die down so this could be the next all white people are racist hot-line topic??..
The 'word' is offensive to people and ALL PEOPLE.. black & white.. need to STOP USING IT.. no matter if there is an 'er' or an 'a' at the end of it.. used in a derogatory manner or not.. EVERYBODY needs to remove this word from their vocabulary

August 2, 2013  03:14 PM ET

I wrote a blog about the same issue. What I brought up in mine is the fact, that some African-Americans use the same word, and yes some of these people play in the NFL. They don't receive any sanctions for using that word. Why should they receive no sensitivity training? It seems to me that those same people are being derogatory toward their members who share the same skin color, and therefore, should be respectful of EVERYONE as well.

I'm not saying Cooper doesn't deserve any punishment or sanctions, just that others should receive the same treatment.

August 2, 2013  07:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I wrote a blog about the same issue. What I brought up in mine is the fact, that some African-Americans use the same word, and yes some of these people play in the NFL. They don't receive any sanctions for using that word. Why should they receive no sensitivity training? It seems to me that those same people are being derogatory toward their members who share the same skin color, and therefore, should be respectful of EVERYONE as well. I'm not saying Cooper doesn't deserve any punishment or sanctions, just that others should receive the same treatment.

It's pretty much hit a point where if a white person drops the 'N-word" they're treated like the equivalent of a pedophile.

No other race receives the same level of backlash for any word.
No other word receives the same level of backlash; not even close.

Honestly I'm surprised there aren't civil rights groups outside the Eagles practice facility demanding he be cut/fired/released immediately. Because that's pretty much the general reaction.

August 2, 2013  09:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

There is NOBODY in this country that hasn't uttered a 'slur' of some kind.. I have.. in this day and age just be sure there isn't a camera phone or some kind of video recorder around when you utter something like that.. that was Riley Cooper's mistake.. It took 55 days.. almost 2 months.. for this to become public.. why so long??.. did whoever tape it wait for the attention from Paula Deen & the Zimmerman-Martin trial to die down so this could be the next all white people are racist hot-line topic??..The 'word' is offensive to people and ALL PEOPLE.. black & white.. need to STOP USING IT.. no matter if there is an 'er' or an 'a' at the end of it.. used in a derogatory manner or not.. EVERYBODY needs to remove this word from their vocabulary

Well Said......and agree.

August 2, 2013  09:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I wrote a blog about the same issue. What I brought up in mine is the fact, that some African-Americans use the same word, and yes some of these people play in the NFL. They don't receive any sanctions for using that word. Why should they receive no sensitivity training? It seems to me that those same people are being derogatory toward their members who share the same skin color, and therefore, should be respectful of EVERYONE as well. I'm not saying Cooper doesn't deserve any punishment or sanctions, just that others should receive the same treatment.

Good points.....agree with this too.

August 2, 2013  10:33 PM ET
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It's pretty much hit a point where if a white person drops the 'N-word" they're treated like the equivalent of a pedophile.No other race receives the same level of backlash for any word.No other word receives the same level of backlash; not even close.Honestly I'm surprised there aren't civil rights groups outside the Eagles practice facility demanding he be cut/fired/released immediately. Because that's pretty much the general reaction.

Do you think players are not going to go after him??

Unforrtunaly this a shameful event....... If I was him I would quit and do something else it is a safety issue. Maybe he can be a bouncer for a country band....

August 2, 2013  10:36 PM ET
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Do you think players are not going to go after him??Unforrtunaly this a shameful event....... If I was him I would quit and do something else it is a safety issue. Maybe he can be a bouncer for a country band....

He was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2006. Then spent some time on the Texas Rangers roster.

When the Eagles drafted him there was fear that he'd never play a down in the NFL and run straight back to the MLB. Basically, he's got options.

August 2, 2013  10:37 PM ET

No, I don't think any players will go after him anymore than usual.

You don't think they hear (and say) that and worse on the field? And probably in the locker room as well.

August 2, 2013  10:54 PM ET
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He was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2006. Then spent some time on the Texas Rangers roster.When the Eagles drafted him there was fear that he'd never play a down in the NFL and run straight back to the MLB. Basically, he's got options.

He should play baseball, a hit from a ball wont be as bad as a broken leg from a tackle.........Look I don't feel bad for the guy, he appears to be one of those arrogant muscle bound guys, specially on that clip, but he does have the right to be as disgusting as he wants to be.
After reading the (IT READ LIKE) prepared statement I really have a hard time believing him.

August 2, 2013  10:55 PM ET

I hope you are right....

August 2, 2013  10:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

He should play baseball, a hit from a ball wont be as bad as a broken leg from a tackle.........Look I don't feel bad for the guy, he appears to be one of those arrogant muscle bound guys, specially on that clip, but he does have the right to be as disgusting as he wants to be.After reading the (IT READ LIKE) prepared statement I really have a hard time believing him.

I don't feel bad for the guy... I feel bad for my team.

He was a solid player. Good hands. He was like the white Jason Avant: only younger & taller.

August 3, 2013  09:59 AM ET

Nothing wrong reading from a prepared statement. It allows you to compose your thoughts. You don't want to sound stupid....again.

I heard about 5 different former NFL coaches and players say the decision rests with players in the locker room on if they'll allow him to come back. If Cooper is a huge distraction and no body wants to play with him or be around him, he's done in Philly and may not get picked up.

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August 4, 2013  04:52 PM ET
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Nothing wrong reading from a prepared statement. It allows you to compose your thoughts. You don't want to sound stupid....again.I heard about 5 different former NFL coaches and players say the decision rests with players in the locker room on if they'll allow him to come back. If Cooper is a huge distraction and no body wants to play with him or be around him, he's done in Philly and may not get picked up.

Exactly.

August 4, 2013  08:27 PM ET
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"I am Latino"So are you Esteban Colberto?

Ohio State fan ..go figure ...I've been to High street after a game ..lots of rude drunken idiots there, you statement does not surprise me...lol

August 5, 2013  03:44 PM ET
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Ohio State fan ..go figure ...I've been to High street after a game ..lots of rude drunken idiots there, you statement does not surprise me...lol

There are rude drunken idiots everywhere after every game in the U.S... not just at OSU.. you should know that

August 5, 2013  08:00 PM ET

I guess if a black calls a white man a Honky or a cracker that is okay. All media related to stir trouble as usual.

August 5, 2013  10:01 PM ET
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I guess if a black calls a white man a Honky or a cracker that is okay. All media related to stir trouble as usual.

Well.. YEAH.. everybody knows only white people can be racists..
so if a black person calls a white person ''crack-a'' instead of ''crack-er''.. is it OK or not??.. I'm still confused with the 'N' word ending with an 'a' or an 'er'.. one being OK while the other one isn't

 
August 5, 2013  10:05 PM ET
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There are rude drunken idiots everywhere after every game in the U.S... not just at OSU.. you should know that

True that!!!

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