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Deadspin: Cooper was mad he couldn’t get backstage

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to Deadspin.com, in a follow-up to the Crossing Board story that Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper used a racial word, he was made he did not receive backstage access. He was attending the Kenny Chesney concert at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

In addition, Cooper says he has reportedly been fined over the incident. It’s not clear exactly how much he’s been fined.

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper is being tackled by E.J. Biggers against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after making a reception during their game
Riley Cooper is being tackled by E.J. Biggers against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after making a reception during their game (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

The publication had a tipster send in an email with new information about the situation. Cooper was mad, allegedly because of the denied backstage access, that he used a racial slur. He allegedly claimed he was going to ‘fight every n*gger in here, bro.’

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“Riley was going f*cking nuts because he wasn’t allowed backstage,” the email wrote to Deadspin.com. “He didn’t have passes, like some of the other players and was so p*ssed that the stadium people wouldn’t let him back just because he was Riley Cooper.

“He had been drinking since 11 am (Kenny didn’t go on until 8).”

Cooper completed his third season with the Eagles in 2012. The Oklahoma City, Oklahoma native, who was the team’s fifth-round draft pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, appeared in 11 games with five starts.

He had 23 receptions for 248 yards and three touchdowns.

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“I am so ashamed and disgusted with myself,” Cooper said on Twitter. “I want to apologize. I have been offensive. I have apologized to my coach, Jeffrey Lurie, Howie Roseman, and 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.”

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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