Eagles WR Riley Cooper Uses Racial Slur At Concert: “I’ll Fight Every N***** Here!” [VIDEO]
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper is kicking himself right now. Cooper is apologizing for using a racial slur while attending a Kenny Chesney concert last month. NSFW video from Crossing Broad shows the Eagles' No. 2 wideout vowing to "jump that fence and fight every n***** here" for reasons that aren't made clear in the 20-second clip.
Riley Cooper has apologized via Twitter, saying he is "so ashamed and disgusted" with himself for his "offensive" behavior. He also added that there are "no excuses" for what he said and he plans to "accept the consequences" accordingly.
Cooper has also been fined by the team and Eagles owner said the team was "shocked and appalled by his words" in a statement earlier today.
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 also issued a statement on Cooper stating that "the NFL stands for diversity and inclusion" and comments like this were "wrong, offensive, and unacceptable." I'm not sure if many remember, but before Riley Cooper got famous for dropping racial slurs, he was mostly known for this.
On a side note, Marcus Vick - brother of Eagles QB Michael Vick - who is known for his wild comments went on a Twitter rant over the incident and even put a bounty on Riley Cooper's head. Yes, his own brother's teammate... a $1000 bounty. Jeez.
Best of luck facing any DBs this season that may have been offended by your comments Riley.
Riley Cooper racial slur - Forgivable mistake? or Apology not accepted?