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 Post subject: Riley Cooper's Apology
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:25 am 
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Obviously, his original act was indefensible

But the reason I put this thread here and not in the NFL forum was to comment on the nature of his apology.

There's no way of knowing his inner feelings or the level of sincerity, but his apology seemed like the apology of someone who is really embarrassed and remorseful

While it was certainly premeditated, it was far from what we've come to expect of public figures, where the apology is clearly written by someone else, giving it the air of something that is done more out of PR than out of genuine remorse. Or even worse, the pseudo apology given to "anyone I may have offended" without taking full responsibility that the offending act was fundamentally offensive.

The fact that Cooper was caught on an iPhone and outed on YouTube is also part of an ongoing saga of how difficult it has become to evade or deny things that not so long ago could be brushed aside with no recorded evidence of the truth

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