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Riley Cooper apologizes for racial slur

Published On: Jul 31 2013 06:52:42 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 31 2013 06:52:47 PM CDT
Riley Cooper
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -

Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper says he's "ashamed and disgusted" with himself for making a racial slur at a Kenny Chesney comment that was caught on video.
 
The video of Cooper making the slur surfaced Wednesday on the Internet.

"I want to apologize. I have been offensive. I have apologized to my coach, to Jeffrey Lurie, to Howie Roseman and to my teammates," Cooper said in a statement released by the team. "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."
 
Cooper is entering his fourth season in the NFL. He has 46 catches and five touchdowns in three years with the Eagles.