Outed By Video, Eagles WR Riley Cooper Apologizes For Using Racial Slurs At Concert

Riley Cooper is on the apology tour this week after a video circulated around the Internet of the Philadelphia Eagles’ wide receiver using a racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert in Philadelphia.

Cooper is expected to take on a much more significant role in the Eagles’ offense this season with the new that Jeremy Maclin will be out all season with a torn ACL. He certainly didn’t need this distraction to take place with training camp opening this past week.

As for what Cooper said in the video, the wide receiver appeared angered towards something that happened previously not captured in the video, but Eagles’ receiver stated that he would ‘fight every n-(bleep)” in the concert.

Cooper issued an apology, and hopes to move on from the incident. Teammate Michael Vick said that he accepts Cooper’s Apology and believes that the team will move on from this.

In terms of football, Cooper will be very important to the Eagles offense this season. In two seasons, he has 46 receptions for 679 yards to go along with five touchdowns. With Maclin out, he will be the No.2 option behind DeSean Jackson.

The Eagles are entering their first season under the direction of new head coach Chip Kelly from Oregon. Kelly is an offensive guru and knows how to put up points. This would lead to believe that Cooper’s numbers could equal this year, what he’s done in his past two seasons. Of course, incidents like this do not help matters.

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