Riley Cooper will get “outside assistance,” Eagles say

August 1, 2013
Riley Cooper explained and apologized Wednesday evening. (Yong Kim / AP)
Riley Cooper explained and apologized Wednesday evening. (Yong Kim / AP)

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday morning that Riley Cooper would be receiving “training” after a racial slur he made in June came to light Wednesday evening.

Early this afternoon, the team announced that Riley, who apologized to teammates, would be getting “outside assistance.”

“In meeting with Riley yesterday, we decided together that his next step will be to seek outside assistance to help him fully understand the impact of his words and actions,” the team said in a statement. “He needs to reflect. As an organization, we will provide the resources he needs to do so.”

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