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Richard Sherman wonders why Eagles kept Riley Cooper and cut DeSean Jackson


A lot of eyebrows have been raised when news that the Philadelphia Eagles cut wide receiver DeSean Jackson amid allegations of gang connections. In particular, it drew comparisons to last summer’s scandal surrounding Riley Cooper who was caught on camera using the n-word.

Amongst those who doesn’t understand the decision is Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman.

“The Seattle Seahawks get it. The Philadelphia Eagles apparently do not,” Sherman writes at TheMMQB.com. “This offseason they re-signed a player who was caught on video screaming, ‘I will fight every n—– here.’ He was representing the Philadelphia Eagles when he said it, because, of course, everything we do is reflective of the organization. But what did they do to Riley Cooper, who, if he’s not a racist, at least has ‘ties’ to racist activity? They fined him and sent him to counseling. No suspension necessary for Cooper and no punishment from the NFL, despite its new interest in policing our use of the N-word on the field. Riley instead got a few days off from training camp and a nice contract in the offseason, too.”

“Commit certain crimes in this league and be a certain color, and you get help, not scorn.”

It is an interesting article to read, keep in mind that Sherman and Jackson are childhood friends. He also also addresses the emerging double-standard in how Colts owner Jim Irsay is being treated versus players who get arrested.

Tags: Philadelphia Eagles Seattle Seahawks

  • Dr Muon Funk

    5 mil vs 10 plus red zone play. Mac and Desean can’t both be wr 1 plus Desean can’t block

  • Beagles Fan

    MMM, seems to me you forgot to mention Mike Vick in this conversation Mr. Sherman????

  • Troy Smith

    Cary Williams made racist comment during a practice and nothing happened to him. Did not see Sherman complain then.

  • joe

    Sherman is a trouble maker.

  • trinity

    Sherman is completely right. Oh well. The eagles will get bitten in the end. They cut their best player, and then he turned around and went to a division rival. Lol the eagles f*cked themselves majorly with this. But hey, they still have Riley Cooper, right? Lol!

  • Julie

    Sherm is a good man. If he believes in DeSean, and obviously has known him a long time, then I’ll stand behind Richard’s thought in this piece. Lots of politics’ go on behind the scenes in many professions /businesses, I have no doubt the NFL is not immune to such problems beyond the view of the public. Hope DeSean is able to land with a good organization move past all this and continue his career.