Eagles’ LeSean McCoy Reacts to Riley Cooper Using Racist Slur


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Scott Halleran/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) — As the Philadelphia Eagles attempt to move on from wide receiver Riley Cooper being caught on video using a racial slur, running back LeSean McCoy is having a hard time forgetting the incident.

While at a Kenny Chesney concert in Philadelphia in July, Cooper was caught on a cell phone video yelling a racial slur at a security guard.

Cooper has since apologized, but McCoy is still upset over what happened.

“I forgive him. We’ve been friends for a long time,” McCoy said. “But in a situation like this, you really find out about someone. Just on a friendship level, I can’t really respect someone like that.”

“I don’t think he’ll get the same treatment and people talking to him as he did before the incident happened,” McCoy told CSNPhilly.com. “Which is expected, though. I don’t think you can say things like that and think everything will be the same. He’s looked at differently.”

McCoy and Cooper have been teammates since Cooper’s rookie year in 2010. After an injury to fellow wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, Cooper was expected to fill in as the team’s number two receiver.

Cooper has been fined by the team, and will not be further disciplined by the NFL, according to Commissioner Roger Goodell.

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