Eagles quarterback Michael Vick said Wednesday that the team had forgiven wide receiver to Riley Cooper for the now-infamous film of him using a racial slur for African-Americans at a Kenny Chesney concert. If Cowboys safety Will Allen’s remarks are any indication, Cooper may have a harder time finding forgiveness outside of his own locker room.
Speaking from camp in Oxnard, CA, Allen didn’t leave any doubt that he was offended by Cooper’s words.
“It’s sad. It’s very disappointing,” Allen said, per the Dallas Morning News. “It’s very disappointing for anybody to have something negative said about any race. We live in a society where we should all come together, whether gender or race. It’s just very sad and disappointing and there should be some repercussions for his actions. That’s just like somebody calling someone homosexual, a negative slur. That’s not what you do, especially if you are African-American. I am extremely offended by it. I am sure everybody else is, whether you are African-American or not. We just don’t live in a society where that should be tolerated.”
Cooper was already fined what he described as a significant amount by the Eagles. Allen believes, at some point, Cooper may face repercussions on the field as well, in the form of opposing players who may target the Eagles receiver.
“I’m just going to be honest. You don’t want to see that, but somebody is,” Allen said. “Somebody is going to be mad and perpetuate the negativity. I don’t think that’s something we should do, but I am sure it will happen.”
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