Riley Cooper Apologizes For Racial Slur After Concert Video Goes Viral

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Philadelphia Eagles receiver Riley Cooper apologized for a racial slur he used against an African-American security guard at a Kenny Chesney concert.

Cooper's lengthy apology was only the beginning for Cooper, as he was fined an undisclosed amount by the team and possibly more from the NFL.

The athlete said he intended to apologize later to his teammates, many of whom are African American, following a 7 p.m. walk-through practice.

"It's going to be very difficult for me. I'm going to tell them, 'I'm extremely sorry,' tell them exactly what I'm telling you guys," Cooper told the media.

"There was a confrontation and I handled it extremely, extremely poorly. This is kind of the lowest of lows. This isn't the type of person I want to be portrayed as."

"This isn't the type of person that I am. I know no one in Philadelphia is happy with me. I accept that. I just hope they see the true me. And accept my apology.''

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said later, "The NFL stands for diversity and inclusion. Comments like this are wrong, offensive, and unacceptable."

In a video that has gone viral from the concert (above), Riley Cooper can be heard saying, "I will jump that fence and fight every (N-word) here, bro."

The 25-year-old former Florida star was asked if he had too much to drink that night, when he also was caught on video in a heated argument.

"I was drinking,'' he said. "But that is no excuse for what I said and did."

"I'm willing to accept any consequences.''

Cooper was asked how he let a racial slur come out of his mouth.

"I shouldn't have,'' Cooper said. "I'm disgusted. And I'm sorry. That's not the type of person I am. I wasn't raised that way. I have a great mom and dad at home."

"And they're extremely, extremely disappointed in me. They are disgusted."

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Apologize for what? NFL is becoming more & more effeminate & politically correct.


As long as he does a rehearsal before hand. To apologize just so you can get through the moment and for the most part repeat it again is just another page in the book of political correctness. It's insulting to someone's intelligence and a complete waste of time.