The Problem With Riley Cooper's Redemption

There are two legitimately fascinating stories hiding in ESPN's "Hot Read" on the redemption of Riley Cooper, and neither of them are told. One is buried and glossed over, the other ignored altogether, in favor of a trite and vaguely insulting tale of overcoming self-inflicted adversity. » 12/18/13 3:24pm 12/18/13 3:24pm

Riley Cooper Hasn't "Been Through" Anything

Nick Foles, a quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, gave an interesting quote to Peter King after a seven-touchdown performance today. One of the day's storylines was that Riley Cooper, one of Foles's receivers—you may recall that he made headlines over the summer for calling someone a "nigger"—finished the day with… » 11/03/13 9:29pm 11/03/13 9:29pm

Riley Cooper And Cary Williams Got Into A Fight At Eagles Practice

And several teammates had to step in and break it up—including Michael Vick, as you can see in the photo above, which was tweeted out by Philadelphia Daily News photographer David Maialetti. » 9/05/13 12:15pm 9/05/13 12:15pm

A Tale Of Two NFL Buddies Who Call Each Other "Nigger" And "Cracker"

A fascinating story in today's Detroit News about Tony Scheffler and Louis Delmas, friends since college and teammates on the Lions. Like many friends, they have pet names for each other. Unlike many interracial friends, those pet names are racial slurs. » 8/08/13 10:33am 8/08/13 10:33am

Riley Cooper Is Back. How Did He Spend His Time Off?

Riley Cooper returned to Eagles practice yesterday, four days after being excused from camp in the wake of a video showing him angrily using a racial slur. Where did Cooper go? What did he do? And how did his teammates handle his return? All very good questions. » 8/07/13 9:02am 8/07/13 9:02am

Riley Cooper Reportedly Knew About Racist Video Before It Was Released

When it was revealed that the video of Riley Cooper threatening to "fight every nigger" at a Kenny Chesney concert was sold to Crossing Broad for a little more than $100, many people asked the same question: Why didn't the person with the video try to sell it to Riley Cooper for what would have likely been a sum much… » 8/05/13 9:48am 8/05/13 9:48am

Here's Riley Cooper Taking Questions About His Racist Remark

Eagles receiver Riley Cooper met with the media at the team's practice facility a little while ago to talk about this. He apologized repeatedly and said the team had fined him "a good amount of money." Cooper acknowledged that he "was drinking" the night he made the comment but added that it "was no excuse for what I said… » 7/31/13 6:33pm 7/31/13 6:33pm

Eagles WR Riley Cooper At Concert: "I Will Fight Every Nigger Here"

Crossing Broad brings us video of Riley Cooper, the guy who is supposed to replace the injured Jeremy Maclin as the Eagles' No. 2 wide receiver, being a racist hillbilly at a Kenny Chesney concert. » 7/31/13 3:47pm 7/31/13 3:47pm