Vick Backs Cooper, McCoy Doesn't

Published on 1-Aug-2013 by Stacey Mickles

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Vick Backs Cooper, McCoy Doesn't

Just when you think Riley Cooper was starting the healing process among his teammates about the racial slur he blurted out, the madness continues.

After Cooper's apology, Michael Vick ,who started a few games at quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, came out in support of Cooper and forgave his teammate with an eloquent statement about forgiveness.

"Riley is still my teammate. And he just stood in front of us as a man and apologized for what he said. And somewhere deep down, you have to find some level of respect for that. Riley wished he never said it.

"What if your son or daughter made a mistake of this factor? How would you want people to perceive it? I've been there before."

This statement also came after Vick's younger brother, Marcus, was offering a bounty of $1000 on Cooper's head. 

Who would have thought that Michael Vick would be the voice of reason in this situation?

But not all the Eagles are accepting Cooper's apology. Running back LeSean McCoy is not forgiving or forgetting any time soon.

McCoy told the NFL Network's Albert Breer that he basically will never forgive Cooper and that he lost a friend. When pressed by Breer to clarify what he said, his comment was: "I can't respect a guy like that."


Keep in mind, folks, these two will have to play alongside each other in the same backfield. How do you line up with someone whom you don't respect?

Personally, I don't know, but I do know Chip Kelly is going to have one hell of a time finding out.