Eagles' Cooper to seek 'outside assistance' after comments

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Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper will seek "outside assistance" after making racially insensitive comments earlier this year.

Video surfaced Wednesday of Cooper uttering a racial slur while at a Kenny Chesney concert in June. He made a public apology on Wednesday.

The Eagles fined Cooper an undisclosed amount of money and on Thursday decided to further supply the 25-year-old Florida product with aid for his sensitivity issues.

"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 Eagles said in a statement. "He needs to reflect. As an organization, we will provide the resources he needs to do so."

Cooper is expected to have an increased role in the Philadelphia offense this year after the season-ending knee injury to Jeremy Maclin. He caught 23 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns in 2012.

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