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Riley Cooper thinks penalizing for racial slurs ‘a good rule’


Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper found himself at the center of controversy early in training camp when video of him using a racial slur at a country music concert surfaced. It took some team meetings and time for the team to heal and Cooper had a pretty solid season in 2013.

Now, following reports that Dan Rooney of the Pittsburgh Steelers tried to ban the n-word, comes news that the NFL might consider installing a 15-yard penalty for using the word on the field. So how does Cooper feel about the proposed rule?

“I think it’s a good rule,” Cooper said, via John Gonzalez of CSNPhilly.com.

John Wooten, head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, told CBS Sports that he would be surprised if it doesn’t become a rule.

“I will be totally shocked if the competition committee does not uphold us on what we’re trying to do,” Wooten said. “We want this word to be policed from the parking lot to the equipment room to the locker room. Secretaries, PR people, whoever, we want it eliminated completely and want it policed everywhere.”

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