Philadelphia’s receiver, Riley Cooper has become the target this year on the Eagle’s football team. What could have Riley Cooper done?
Well while at a Kenny Chesney concert Cooper was caught on tape in a confrontation with a black security guard calling him a “nigger.”
Coopers exact words were,
“I will jump that fence and fight every (N-word) here, bro.”
The video went viral and landed Cooper in the position he is in now apologizing to fans and teammates for his actions. He recognized that he was intoxicated at the time of the racial slur but the people is not taking that as an excuse.
“I was drinking,” he said. “But that is no excuse for what I said and what I did. I’m willing to accept any consequences.”
“I shouldn’t have,” Cooper said. “I’m disgusted. And I’m sorry. That’s not the type of person I am. I wasn’t raised that way. I have a great mom and dad at home. And they’re extremely, extremely disappointed in me. They are disgusted with my actions.”
Mike Vick has went public saying that he forgives Coopers actions. Even after Vick’s brother went on twitter putting a bounty on Cooper.
This is one of those cases where when you are a public figure you have to be careful of what you say and do. Lets’s be real, the only reason why this was taped in the first place is because someone recognized that he was the Philadelphia Eagles receiver Riley Cooper. Then when the racial slur was said of course that person was going to post it online to get a reaction. If this was any regular status white guy who was to say this on video there would not be a care in the world.
Cooper has gotten a big taste of what it is like to be under a micro scope at all time and i am sure he will think twice before reacting again. In this day and age technology is so quick that his career could have been ended before he made it home from that Kenny Chesney Concert. In my opinion I am glad that action was taken in this case. Even though he was in a heat of a moment what he said was still wrong. Players get fined and ridiculed for gay slurs and racial slurs should be dealt with just the same.
When Cooper was asked if he expects to be a marked man in the league now, he responded,
“I haven’t thought that far ahead,” he said. “I just know how sorry I am right now.”
But me not knowing Cooper like his teammates, My question would be , are you sorry for what you said and did or are you sorry you just were caught?”