Earlier today, a video surfaced of Eagles receiver Riley Cooper using one of the ugliest words in the English language.
We weren’t entirely sure that it was Cooper, so we waited to address it. Cooper has now addressed it, with an apology.
“I am so ashamed and disgusted with myself,” Cooper said in a statement released by the team. “I want to apologize. 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.”
The video was first posted by CrossingBroad.com. In it, Cooper says, “I will jump that fence and fight every n—– in here.”
Cooper is being counted on to step up in 2013, now that receiver Jeremy Maclin is out for the year. Instead, he has provided the organization with an unwanted distraction that may only go away when Cooper does.