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Philadelphia Eagles' Riley Cooper Apologizes for Using Racial Slur at Kenny Chesney Concert

Image courtesy of PhiladelphiaEagles.com (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of PhiladelphiaEagles.com (via ABC News Radio)

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper has issued an apology after a video surfaced Wednesday showing him using the N-word at the June 8 Kenny Chesney concert in Philadelphia.  In the clip, Cooper pointed at the crowd in the stands and said, "I will jump that fence and fight every (racial slur) here."

According to ESPN , Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie says Cooper has been fined. Lurie states, "This sort of behavior or attitude from anyone has no role in a civil society. He has accepted responsibility for his words and his actions."

Cooper issued an apology Wednesday saying he was "ashamed and disgusted" with himself. The apology continues, "I have been offensive. I have apologized to my coach, to Jeffrey Lurie, to Howie Roseman and to 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."

Riley Cooper joined Kenny Chesney and a few other Philadelphia Eagles players on stage at that concert to sing Kenny's football-themed hit, "The Boys of Fall."

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