Riley Cooper Returns To Eagles, Broker Gives Manziel Money For Autographs

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Published on August 7 2013 10:28 am
Last Updated on August 7 2013 10:29 am
Written by Millie Lange

(Philadelphia, PA) -- Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper is back with the team and practicing. Cooper was excused last Friday to seek counseling after video surfaced of him using a racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert in June. Cooper says he apologized to all of his teammates for the incident.

The 25-year-old Florida product has 46 receptions for 679 yards and five touchdowns in his first three NFL seasons. He's expected to play a much larger role in the Eagles offense this year with the absence of Jeremy Maclin, who suffered a season-ending torn ACL.

 

Eagles' Benn, Chargers' Alexander Tear ACL's

A pair of NFL wide receivers went down with torn ACL's during training camp practices yesterday. The Philadelphia Eagles will be without Arrelious Benn for the rest of the season.  The Eagles are already dealing with the loss of wideout Jeremy Maclin to the same injury. The San Diego Chargers are also going to be without Danario Alexander after he sustained a torn ACL. He was expected to start for the Bolts.

 

Broker Gave Manziel $7,500 For Autographs

An autograph broker says he paid Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel for signing memorabilia. ESPN reports the broker paid "Johnny Football" $7,500 for signing about 300 mini and full-sized helmets in January. The broker recorded Manziel signing the memorabilia. He said they were initially shot without Manziel's knowledge for authenticating purposes. The broker also said he does not plan on cooperating with the ongoing NCAA investigation involving Manziel.