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Eagles WR Cooper Apologizes For Racist Slurs At Concert

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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper is apologizing for a racist rant caught on camera at a recent concert.

The footage, posted to YouTube by the blog site CrossingBroad.com, has Cooper with beer in hand saying, "I'm going to jump that fence and fight every one of n----- here, bro."

The clip apparently came from a Kenny Chesney concert.

In three successive messages on Cooper's Twitter account Wednesday afternoon, the wide receiver said, "I am so ashamed and disgusted with myself. I want to apologize. I have been offensive. I have apologized to my coach, Jeffrey Lurie, and … 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 later gave a statement to the press. He said, "I'm extremely sorry for my actions. I wanted to come up and tell you guys that."

"I talked to Mr. Lurie, I talked to Howie Roseman and I talked to coach Kelly and explained to them about the whole situation. I'm willing to accept any consequences," he said. "There was a confrontation, and I handled it very poorly."

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie responded with a statement afterwards, saying, "We are shocked and appalled by Riley Cooper's words. 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. He has been fined for this incident."

You can watch the clip in the video at the bottom of this page, or click here. WARNING: The clip contains offensive language and may not be suitable for all viewers.

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