How Riley Cooper put slur in past

Teammates' support, Eagles' success among factors in WR's rapid redemption

Originally Published: December 18, 2013
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

He was finished, at 25. He was toxic, an enemy in his own locker room, and if Riley Cooper survived training camp, surely there was no way he'd make it past Week 2, not with all the angry defensive backs out for him. "I own a Riley Cooper jersey … What should I do with it?" was the subject of a message-board thread on philadelphiaeagles.com in early August. "Burn it," some said, and then someone came up with an idea that the Eagles hold a Riley Cooper jersey exchange weekend, just like the ...

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