Marcus Vick Puts Bounty on Riley Cooper Over Racist Comment

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Philadelphia Eagles receiver Riley Cooper has become public enemy #1 since a video surfaced of him using the N-word at a Kenny Chesney concert.

Cooper, who is white, apologized and was fined by the team. He later held a news conference at the team's headquarters where he apologized at length.

On Twitter, both athletes and fans alike chimed in, as you would expect. But what you might not expect was that Marcus Vick put a bounty on Riley Cooper:

  • Marcus Tweets
  • R-Coop

Vick, a former college football star and brother of Cooper's Eagles teammate Michael Vick, quickly deleted the Tweet after his girlfriend made him (apparently).

Michael, for his part, took a different view:

Mike Vick Tweets

It's unclear if Marcus Vick even has $1,000 to give up, or whether a linebacker would also qualify for the payout, but clearly Mike wants nothing to do with it.

Hard as it is to believe that Mike Vick is the voice of reason on anything, he's certainly been in Cooper's shoes, and you have to respect his even-handed approach.

What do you think? Do you forgive Riley?

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Before people use that word out of their mouth, look it up and understand the two meanings. It doesn't matter what color you are, that word shouldn't be used because people get offended. Social media take things to far out of context alot. The video shouldn't have been put up there, that's in violation of others privacy

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this is the way they see the black society today.