Philadelphia Eagles’ wide receiver Riley Cooper was chosen as the photo for February in the official team calendar. What’s the issue? Well February is Black History Month and Cooper is Caucasian. Let’s just say this isn’t going over too well for a lot of Eagles/sports fans. Also, let’s not forget back in 2013 Cooper was caught on camera saying, “I will jump that fence and fight every n***** here.” He was fined and issued a public apology. It’s puzzling as to why the Eagles picked him.
Eagles PR rep Brett Strohsacker said “an independent company was used to put the calendar together and the Eagles are investigating to find out why Cooper was selected to be February.” He claimed it was an honest mistake.
Recently, The Eagles issued a statement saying, “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.”