A video of Riley Cooper using a racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert has gone viral.
Earlier today, CrossingBroad.com posted a video of an agitated Cooper yelling, “I will jump that fence and fight every (N-word) here, bro.” It appears that teammate Jason Kelce was trying to calm Cooper down in the video. Obviously, this is not good for anybody.
From a football standpoint, Cooper was viewed as Jeremy Maclin's most logical replacement after Maclin was lost for the season with a torn ACL. In fact, Nick Foles referenced exactly that in his post-practice press conference. "I think Riley Cooper is stepping into a role," Foles said. "He's out there playing for (Maclin)."
Shortly after the video surfaced, Cooper took to Twitter to issue the following apology:
Cooper also released the following apology through the team:
“I am so ashamed and disgusted with myself. I want to apologize. I have been offensive. I have apologized to my coach, to Jeffrey Lurie, to Howie Roseman and to my teammates. I owe an apology to the fans and to this community. I am so ashamed, but there are no excuses. What I did was wrong and I will accept the consequences.”
Cooper apologized via a press conference at the NovaCare Complex. Check out the video:
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said the team is "shocked and appalled by Riley Cooper’s words. This sort of behavior or attitude from anyone has no role in a civil society. He has accepted responsibility for his words and his actions. He has been fined for this incident."
The NFL released the following statement on the issue: "The NFL stands for diversity and inclusion. Comments like this are wrong, offensive, and unacceptable."
The original video is below, but contains offensive language and may not be suitable for all viewers.
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