Riley Cooper Filmed Being a Total Racist Idiot

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    Hell yeah lol I bet of Riley Would have said "Niggas" instead of "Niggers" it wouldnt be so bad. There is a difference between the two no matter how you cut it.

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    The NFL will do nothing in response to this case. There is absolutely no way that the NFL will fine an NFL player for using the N-word regardless of color because it would be a legal nightmare. If they did try to fine Cooper than the Ginger Hammer would spend all his time each week this fall having to determine how many time the word was used each Sunday, who used it, and in what context so he could determine the fine. And if he fined the white players more they would appeal as they would claim they were being discriminated against.

    Social norms don't translate to law or labor agreements, so context isn't a valid argument when trying to say why the NFL should fine Cooper but not African American player who say it. There was actually a lawsuit about this involving an white anchor who used the term after a African American colleague had just said it. (I think they settled out of court because I can't find anything on how the jury ruled)
    http://slaw.practicesource.com/blog/tag/use-of-the-n-word/

    The Eagles might cut him but that is up to their management.
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    People are blowing this way out of proportion. If you looked at what happened, Cooper got in an argument with another white guy. He was not implying that he was going to fight all the black people in the concert, he was mad with the altercation and made that statement. It doesn't excuse him from saying it but man people say stupid things when they are upset. He didn't mean it towards black people folks...

    http://www.crossingbroad.com/2013/0...do-fighting-at-the-kenny-chesney-concert.html
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    Are you being sarcastic, or are you actually one of those who can't tell the difference between African-Americans using the word and white people doing the same?
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    In that setting? Nah, he'd still have hell to pay.

    You got me there, it's not a balanced equation
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    Anyone who thinks this is no big deal should have their head examined.

    No matter how you slice it....he got caught saying something very idiotic and very unacceptable.

    Especially right now after the George Zimmerman acquittal.

    I have no idea if and/or how he could be penalized by the league and/or team - but I would be disappointed if he were not.

    The Eagles should fine his azz at the very least. And this season - oh yeah....I'm sure he will be the recipient of some on field payback as well.

    :no:
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    The paradigm is changing...

    People are being recorded and its published instantly for the world to see.


    Think Riley would have apologized if it wasn't recorded? :no:
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    Our oldest boy could use that word around his teammates because the blacks accepted him as one of them. If most others used it, not acceptable.
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    Truth is they pronounce it different and it means something different. I agree they shouldn't say it either...but this ones on Coop and he has to be better than that.

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    He certainly said it with hate and violent intent. It was racist. Horribly racist.

    That was the context. Incidentally, he is going to be fined by the NFL.

    But his real punishment will come on the field. And he will deserve every damn bit of it. It will suck for him when he is at the bottom of a pile.
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    The Eagles and the League wrote his MANDATORY apology statement.
    I wish blacks would quit using the word as it makes it too easy for everyone to think it is o.k.
    I am a proud native panhandle Cracker or craka!
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    Thought that was a bootleg video of Silver Linings Playbook.
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    wow...just stop...
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    It looks like his employer, the Eagles, just fined him. I doubt he's contemplating legal action.
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    PTI said that the NFL will fine him. Undisclosed amount. Yeah, pretty much take your racist medicine and take the fine and move on. No need to bring extra attention to it.
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    Riley it's ok for people to think your an idiot, but don't open your mouth and remove all doubt. Kid is about as sharp as a marble.
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    How is it different that the African American communities that follow Trayvon call Zimmerman and his followers crackers, than Riley calling blacks the N word?

    They're both out of hate, and racism. There is no difference no matter how you spin it. Racism comes from all forms. He's probably pissed, and irritated that the blacks are calling Zimmerman a "white" male, and trying to make everything racist right now, like the rest of America is.
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    Rumor on sports talk radio this afternoon is that he may be cut by the Eagles...Eagles not very happy...

    His apology was saying...please dont cut my A$$!
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    Loved this quote from the comments in the article:


    That's like threatening to fight every heterosexual at a Melissa Etheridge concert.
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    I think he said it with hate but I don't think it was with racial intent? He was arguing with another white guy.

    I've heard a lot of guys getting in arguments (white, black, Hispanic, even Chinese) use the Nword out of anger. They call anyone, not just black people the nword. I don't think it's always about color.

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