What Too Much Alcohol (And A Video Camera) Does To Your Career

After a video surfaced Wednesday of Riley Cooper wanting to “fight every ‘racial slur’ out there” at a Kenny Chesney concert in June, the Philadelphia Eagle Wide Receiver’s life has changed…

Not only does he alienate a large portion of his teammates, but his opponents will be gunning for him as well. If you think the Saints bounty scandal was bad, wait until players start chipping off on Riley during games.

Of course, Riley apologized to fans and his teammates:

Riley Cooper’s Apology – Philadelphia Eagles

http://www.philadelphiaeagles.comThu, 01 Aug 2013 13:15:00 GMT

I have apologized to my coach, Jeffrey Lurie, and. — Riley Cooper (@Riley Cooper_14) July 31, 2013. Howie Roseman and to my teammates. I owe an apology to the fans and to this community. I am so ashamed, but there are no excuses.

Roger Goodell, ’The Commish’ weighed in:

Riley Cooper won’t be punished by NFL, Roger Goodell says

http://www.sbnation.comThu, 01 Aug 2013 15:19:21 GMT

The Philadelphia wideout will not be punished by the league after a video of him using racially insensitive language surfaced earlier this week.

But the Eagles do not have the same patience as the commish. They levied a hefty fine on the player – although many NFL insiders are saying he should have been dropped like a hot potato after the video surfaced.

Riley Cooper — White Philadelphia Eagles Player Apologizes for N

http://www.tmz.comWed, 31 Jul 2013 21:10:00 GMT

2:54 PM PT — The Eagles tell TMZ … Cooper has been FINED for making the comments and “has accepted responsibility for his words and actions.”The team…

Players around the league are not buying the apology, however…

Dallas Cowboys safety Will Allen on Philadelphia Eagles WR Riley

http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.comThu, 01 Aug 2013 20:54:28 GMT

Philadelphia Eagles receiver Riley Cooper has come under fire after a video was published online Wednesday, catching him using a racial slur in a confrontation with an African-American security guard at a Kenny Chesney

And even his own teammate, LeSean McCoy, has lost respect for Cooper.

LeSean McCoy On Riley Cooper: ‘I Can’t Respect A Guy Like That’

http://www.huffingtonpost.comFri, 02 Aug 2013 00:12:23 GMT

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper has lost the friendship of at least one teammate after a video of him uttering a racial slur went viral this week.

Let’s face it. Drugs and alcohol serve to remove the inhibitions that keep us from saying things like that. Cooper is beginning to see why too much drink can injure you in more ways than a hangover. Of course, trusting the people around you who have video cameras can also help keep things like this from blowing up…

From The Twittersphere:

Skip Bayless

Thu Aug 01 21:28:10 +0000 2013

Anonymous Eagle said Andy Reid would have dealt w/ Riley Cooper much more harshly. Agree. Would’ve cut him. Now it’s a troubled team.

Racial Draft

Thu Aug 01 03:28:44 +0000 2013

Rednecks put franchise tag on Riley Cooper.

SportsCenter

Thu Aug 01 01:26:25 +0000 2013

“We all do and say things that maybe we do mean or we don’t mean. But as a teammate, I forgave him.” – Michael Vick on Riley Cooper

Bleacher Report

Wed Jul 31 23:48:54 +0000 2013

Marcus Vick, brother of Michael, put a $1K bounty on Riley Cooper via Twitter after Cooper’s racist remarks http://t.co/reDY3FZOTJ

The Fake ESPN

Thu Aug 01 23:55:13 +0000 2013

Riley Cooper a little worried after Michael Vick slaps him on back and says: “It’s cool man, you’re still one of my dogs!”

What are your thoughts?

1 comments
MichealSavoie1
MichealSavoie1 moderator

I don't agree with what Riley Cooper said. What is it about the damage inflicted that makes players and announcers become so polarized? Watching the NFL Network and some of the announcers are having a hard time composing themselves as they talk about it.