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Eagles Calendar Features Riley Cooper for February — Black History Month

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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper. (Chris Szagola/CSM/Landov, file)

By    |   Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 07:39 PM

A team calendar for the Philadelphia Eagles is raising eyebrows for including wide receiver Riley Cooper, who was caught using a racial slur in a video that went viral in 2013, as the featured player for February, which is Black History Month.

Team spokesman Brett Strohsacker told TMZ the selection was an “honest mistake” that they are looking into.

In an official statement, the team said: "We do not oversee the production of the annual team calendar. We do not provide any input about the players who are featured or where those pictures appear in the calendar. The NFL licenses the production of that calendar to a third party and we do not have an opportunity to review the material.”

Cooper attended sensitivity counseling after the 2013 incident in which he yelled at an African-American security guard at a Kenny Chesney concert. He apologized for the comment, and his teammates, including Michael Vick, whose brother posted heated tweets against Cooper, forgave him.

The calendar snafu got widespread attention on social media.









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A team calendar for the Philadelphia Eagles is raising eyebrows for including wide receiver Riley Cooper, who was caught using a racial slur in a video that went viral in 2013, as the featured player for February, which is Black History Month.
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