this is a classic example of the media making a big deal out of a very little mistake by a football player who was drunk and said something stupid.
Congrats for making this some huge crapfest people.
The NFL network had a professor from UC Berkeley on--an African American professor--who basically said the same thing. He said he accepts Cooper's apology and that should be enough. Then he basically called out the black community and the media which throws the N word around like it's going out of style.
Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised by what this African American professor had to say on the subject.