When are people going to get it? You DO NOT use the N word. Well, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper was the latest idiot to drop the N bomb. He was caught on cell phone video uttering the racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert.
In the video, Cooper vowed to “fight every n—–” at the July concert in Philadelphia. Cooper issued an apology Wednesday afternoon.
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said Cooper has been fined by the team.
“We are shocked and appalled by Riley Cooper’s words,” Lurie said in a statement. “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.”
The NFL also issued a statement on Cooper: “The NFL stands for diversity and inclusion. Comments like this are wrong, offensive, and unacceptable.”
Cooper, 25, has 46 catches for 679 yards and five touchdowns in 40 career games. He is expected to assume a larger role in the Eagles’ offense this year after the season-ending injury to Jeremy Maclin.
All I can say is you better wear some extra pads on the field, considering that 65% of the players are African American. Maybe that will teach him to keep his mouth shut.
And that’s today’s helping of The Online Dish with Maggie.