The Philadelphia Eagles 2015 team calendar uses a picture of wide receiver Riley Cooper for February—Black History Month—despite the fact that Cooper came under fire in 2013 after he was recorded using a racial slur at a concert.
“It was an honest mistake,” Eagles spokesman Brett Strohsacker told TMZ, which first pointed out the flub.
A video of Cooper using a racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert in the summer of 2013 went viral, forcing the wide receiver to publicly apologize on Twitter. Cooper has yet to comment on the calendar, but the Eagles did release a statement to ESPN:
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…
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