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Okla. native excused from Eagles after using racial slur


PHILADELPHIA- After using a racial slur while intoxicated, a wide-receiver, who was born in  Oklahoma, was excused from the Philadelphia Eagles to attend counseling.

Riley Cooper apologized after a video surfaced of him using a racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert last month.

The Eagles immediately fined him and eventually excused him from all team activities on Friday.

In a statement, the team said, “He will meet with professionals provided by the Eagles during this period of time to better help him understand how his words have hurt so many, including his teammates.”

The Eagles did not give a date when Cooper may return to the team.