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Settle The Beef: LeSean McCoy: ‘I’ve Lost Respect’ For Cooper

Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has recently spoke about his teammate Riley Cooper’s use of a racial slur. Like quarterback Michael Vick, he said he forgives Cooper for his behavior, but he can’t be friends with him anymore.

“I forgive him. We’ve been friends for a long time,” McCoy said Thursday. “But in a situation like this, you really find out about someone. Just on a friendship level, I can’t really respect someone like that.”

McCoy said his friendship with Cooper will only be on the football field and he will not associate with him outside of business.

“Ain’t nothing to prove. He said how he felt,” McCoy said, according to CSNPhilly.com. “He’s still a teammate. I’m still going to block for him. I’m still gonna show great effort. Just on a friendship level and as a person, I can’t really respect somebody like that. I think as a team, we need to move past it. There are some things that are going to be hard to work with, to be honest.”

In June, Cooper was videotaped using a racial slur after a confrontation with an African-American security guard at a Kenny Chesney concert.

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