Aug 5, 2014; Richmond, VA, USA; Washington Redskins former tight end Chris Cooley (L) talks with Virginia governor Terry McAulife (R) after joint practice with the New England Patriots on day eleven at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Cooley says he doesn't get paid extra to defend Redskins name

Chris Cooley has taken a front-and-center role in defending the Redskins name against those who would have it buried in the name of striking a blow against bigotry, and the former Washington TE wants you to know that he’s taken on this crusade in the name of love and and not money.

I guess someone must have accused Cooley of taking money from Dan Snyder for becoming one of the faces of the Save the Redskins Nickname movement because he felt compelled to tweet this on Saturday:

Okay Chris, I believe you. I 100% believe that you defend the Redskins name even though you don’t get a dime for doing so. I absolutely trust you when you say it’s all about upholding the Redskins legacy over scraping out a few extra bucks.

I look at Chris Cooley, and listen to Chris Cooley, and I don’t need him to convince me that he is all-in on this Redskins thing. He is a Washington Redskin all the way to his very core. The values of the Redskins are woven into the very fabric of his being.

It’s an insult to suggest that Cooley needs money to do what he would willingly do for free. You can’t put a price on being a defender of thoughtless bigotry. For some people, that’s just who they are.

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