Re: Maclin Replacement at WR (Riley Cooper) = Racist
posted at 8/2/2013 11:52 AM EDT
In response to russgriswold's comment:
I am surprised at your take. If this happened here, say with Julian Edelman, ESPN would have flown in and Mt Hurl, RKrap, and all the rest would be in here outraged, demanding he be released and blaming BB left and right.
In response to redsoxfan94's comment:
Obviously Riley Cooper made a big mistake, and it may end up catching up to him eventually.....but the reaction to this story is ridiculous. most people who are outraged about this, have used racial slurs in their lifetime, and if you say you havent, you are full of sh.it. just because there was a camera on this man while he used that word, doesnt mean he is any less of a person than you. he deserved the punshment he got and probobaly deserves more, but all these self-righteous morons are just sickening.
There is never going to be complete racial equality, there are always going to be some from each race who continue to be ignorant. The quicker you accept this and move on, the better off we will be. Its important to not let someone else's ignorance bother you. you should be proud of your race, regardless of what color you are. you really are sensitive if you let something this little bother you. cooper will get his on the football field, theres no reason to harp on this further.
That said, I am stunned Philly hasn't released him.
This is about being an employee of a company. This isn't about Cooper not liking black people or tossing racial epithets in the air at a horrendous concert.
This is the point. You rep a company that makes millions. If you did that at a company XMas party or did something else to embarrass the company or hurt the company's brand, you'd be fired.
Personall, I think this is a prime time for an NFL team to take a stand on situations like this, with a zero tolerance in reflection of the anti-gay crap or anything else for that matter. If you notice, a lot of these problems are occcurring with the YOUNGER NFL players from the 22-28 type age group.
IMO, this is not a coincidence. I am not saying this kind of thing could not happen with the older NFL players, but all of this drama, lack of respect, entitlement, poor professionalism, etc, is a pattern with younger players.
If the NFL was serious about slapping these situations and stopping them cold in their tracks, Philly would be wise to take a stand in principle here. They're not because Maclin went down.
So, I don't want to hear any BB did this or that or failed the NE Patriots or Bob Kraft. As you can see, other teams aren't really as principled in these areas like this team is.
If this happened here, you can bank on Cooper being released. It wouldn't even be a question. Just the stupidity of it alone is enough for him to be released.
if this happened with a player on the Pats, I would be calling for his release. I simply feel that this specific issue is too much for a locker room to over come, and the division of the team would be too much to over come. to the best of my knowledge, other than Vick, I have not seen another player on the Eagles, or in the NFL speak up on behalf of Cooper
I would not blame BB for having a player like Cooper on the team. I would blame BB if that player was not released.