The Philadelphia Eagles are setting up Riley Cooper with sensitivity training after the wide receiver was caught on video making a racial slur.
“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 Thursday. “He needs to reflect. As an organization, we will provide the resources he needs to do so.”
Cooper apologized profusely Wednesday after a video of him using the N-word at a Kenny Chesney concert last month surfaced on the Internet.
49ers deal with injuries
All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis wore a black cast around the base of his right hand and wrist and did not participate in the San Francisco 49ers’ practice.
Willis was injured in one-on-one blocking drills during Wednesday’s practice. He was among more than a dozen players sitting out Thursday, including fellow All-Pro middle linebacker NaVorro Bowman, who has been dealing with a groin injury.
League trains female official
A woman who could become the NFL’s first female official is training at New Orleans Saints training camp in Metairie, La.
Sarah Thomas, who lives near Jackson, Miss., is a former college basketball player who started officiating high school games at age 23 and says she never dreamed then that she could become a candidate to officiate NFL games.