Monday's roundup: Eagles release receiver Cooper
Philadelphia — Eagles officials announced Monday they have released wide receiver Riley Cooper after six seasons.
Cooper’s best season came in 2013, when he had 47 receptions for 835 yards and eight touchdowns. He played in half the offensive snaps last season.
He was perhaps best known for his troublesome training camp in 2013, when he left for three days to deal with fallout after a video surfaced of him using a racial slur at an African-American security guard at a Kenny Chesney concert.
Cooper remained with the team and had to win back the trust of teammates.
McCoy under investigation
Bills running back LeSean McCoy is under investigation over the alleged assault of two off-duty police officers at a Philadelphia nightclub.
The fight broke out early last Sunday after an argument over a bottle of champagne, police said in a report released Monday. One officer suffered a broken nose, broken ribs and a sprained thumb, police said, and the second was hospitalized with a possible skull fracture.
The officers had purchased four bottles of champagne, according to the report. A man in McCoy’s party tried to claim one bottle as his own and a shoving match ensued, leading to the fight, the incident report said.
JohnnyManziel’s ex-girlfriend says in an affidavit the Browns quarterback hit her so hard during a late-night confrontation she lost hearing in one ear.
Colleen Crowley’s affidavit was obtained by KXAS-TV and published online. Crowley suffered a ruptured eardrum, which is expected to eventually heal, Crowley’s attorney, Kathy Kinser, told the television station.
... Former Wisconsin and Broncos running back Montee Ball won’t face felony charges after an apparent argument with his girlfriend.
Prosecutors charged Ball with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, for an incident at a downtown Madison hotel early last Friday.
The woman told police she and Ball were arguing when he threw her in the air and she landed on a table, cutting her leg.
... The Falcons released a pair of defensive starters: safety William Moore and former Lions linebacker Justin Durant.
... Marshawn Lynch intends to retire from football.
Doug Hendrickson, the agent for the Seahawks running back, confirmed his client’s plans.
... The Saints released four-time All-Pro right guard Jahri Evans.