After four days of sensitivity training, dejected and disgraced Philadelphia Eagle Riley Cooper has rejoined his team for training camp in Philadelphia. He is expected to play in the preseason game opener on Friday against the New England Patriots. 

Was he gone long enough?

I have never been to nor do I purport to know what happens at the NFL sensitivity training sessions, but one would think that his racist rant would at least deserve a seven day absence. Riley Cooper’s return is like a small rub against a wound that hasn’t even started to heal, and I wonder if he should have stayed out a little longer. Even Cooper admits that the healing process will take more time:

“During this time I’m going to be speaking with a variety of professionals to help me better understand how I could have done something that was so offensive, and how I can start the healing process for everyone. As long as it takes, and whatever I have to do, I’m going to try to make this right.”

I think Riley Cooper is sorry he said it. Perhaps this incident made him realize something about himself he didn’t want to admit. However, one thing I do believe is that it takes longer than four days to work on it.

Cooper has been the target of threats and I hope his team has truly forgiven him. 

He’s going to need to coverage on the field.

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

~Angela Davis