By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to ProFootballTalk, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper has reportedly been fined for using the N-word. He used the comment in June at a Kenny Chesney concert at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
97.3 ESPN’s Ryan Messick is reporting Cooper told reporters that cover the team that he was fined. It is an undisclosed fine, as no details were released.
“It was a good amount of money, but that’s not really important,” Cooper said. “I’m willing to accept all consequences.”
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Cooper reportedly will not lose his job from this racial tirade. That’s because the Eagles are thin at the position and need his services.
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.
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He had 23 receptions for 248 yards and three touchdowns.
“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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