We're going to assume that Riley Cooper didn't know a camera was rolling when he made this statement at a Kenny Chesney concert recently. But it was. And, well, it caught him making an incredibly racist statement that is definitely going to have an impact on his NFL career and his life. Good luck trying to talk your way out of this one, man.
Cooper released an apology through Twitter a few minutes ago.
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— Riley Cooper (@RileyCooper_14) July 31, 2013
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— Riley Cooper (@RileyCooper_14) July 31, 2013
Was wrong and I will accept the consequences.— Riley Cooper (@RileyCooper_14) July 31, 2013
Cooper's Wikipedia page was defaced shortly after the video was released.
[via Crossing Broad]