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Eagles WR Riley Cooper issues apology for racial slur

Riley Cooper apologized for uttering a racial slur on video during a Kenny Chesney concert. (Ronald C. Modra/Getty Images) Riley Cooper apologized for uttering a racial slur during a Kenny Chesney concert. (Ronald C. Modra/Getty Images)

Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper has issued an apology via Twitter for using a racial slur during a Kenny Chesney concert in June. Video of Cooper's outburst was obtained by Philadelphia blog Crossing Broad.

Here's a link to the video of the incident. (Warning: Video contains explicit language.)

During the concert, Cooper is seen on the video pointing to the crowd saying, “I will jump that fence and fight every [expletive] here.”

Cooper attended the June 9 concert at Lincoln Financial Field along with several Eagles teammates and coach Chip Kelly, who Chesney invited onstage to help sing "Boys of Fall."

Here's how Cooper's apology played out on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/RileyCooper_14/status/362672311092002816

https://twitter.com/RileyCooper_14/status/362672504944336896

https://twitter.com/RileyCooper_14/status/362672589581193217

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