Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver, Riley Cooper, had a Paula Deen moment at a Kenny Chesney concert recently. Sadly for him, he has to share a locker room with a lot of African-Americans. I don’t know much about Riley Cooper, nor do I know much about Kenny Chesney personally.
What I do know is that Kenny Chesney is a superstar country singer; and, that Cooper was caught on camera at one of his concerts recently using the n-word. I imagine that word is tossed around quite a bit by the good ole boys at Kenny Chesney concerts when patrons get fueled up.
So I suppose Riley Cooper was in “good” company and felt quite at home. You can view the video which has since gone viral here. In it, you can clearly hear Cooper say, “I’ll hop over this fence and fight every n*gger in here.” Of course Riley Cooper is in damage-control mode for the moment.
However, I have a sneaky suspicion that he has more than a few big hits coming on the field next season. Yes, Mr. Cooper, I see more than a few concussions coming your way buddy.
Watch the video below:
In response to his brother’s tweets, Michael Vick said the following, “I don’t agree with what my brother is saying. Riley is still my teammate. And he just stood in front of us as a man and apologized for what he said. And somewhere deep down, you have to find some level of respect for that. Riley wished he never said it.” I have new respect for Michael Vick and his handling of this situation, and as a fan, I’m hoping this doesn’t spill over to the football field. Cooper has apologized and has been fined by the Philadelphia Eagles organization, and the next move is up to the NFL.
Check out Cooper’s pres conference: