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Riley Cooper won't be Eagle for long

Simmering tension over racial slur will inevitably cost embattled receiver his job

Originally Published: August 1, 2013
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- After every drill Riley Cooper ran in practice Thursday, he jogged to the sideline and stood by himself. He didn't interact with teammates. He didn't talk. He was a man among 89 others, yet he was alone.

It is going to be difficult, if not impossible, for Cooper's football career in Philadelphia to continue after video emerged Wednesday of him directing a racial epithet at a security guard during a Kenny Chesney concert last month. Many of his teammates, as Michael ...

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