Earvin “Magic” Johnson doesn’t believe Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper’s teammates will ever forgive him for using the “N-word” while attending a concert recently, but in a tweet today he did say he believes Cooper deserves a second chance regardless.

Riley Cooper’s teammates will never forgive him, I don’t care what they say publicly. Riley should be given a second chance. People will never look at Riley Cooper the same.

Johnson’s statement didn’t fit into 140 characters, but with a little selective editing, MSNBC host Touré managed to pass along some of Johnson’s thought — it’s a shame the part about a second chance didn’t make it to Touré’s followers.