Riley Cooper back with Eagles after excused absence

FILE - Philadelphia Eagles' Riley Cooper is seen at the NFL football team's training camp in Philadelphia, Sunday, July 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
August 6, 2013 4:01:34 PM PDT
Riley Cooper has returned to the Philadelphia Eagles after he was caught on video using a racial slur and given four days off.

The team says Cooper is expected to be at practice Tuesday. The Eagles and Patriots are to hold a joint practice.

The wide receiver was fined by the Eagles after his slur became known Wednesday. He left the team Friday to seek counseling.

The video of Cooper was taken at a Kenny Chesney concert in June. Cooper apologized profusely Wednesday and Thursday.

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie released the following statement Tuesday:

"I want to make this clear; the words Riley Cooper used were totally unacceptable. His words may have been directed at one person but they hurt everyone. Riley has apologized to the team and community and has made a personal commitment to work hard to try and gain their trust and earn his position on the team."


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