Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper — who is white — is begging for forgiveness after a video surfaced showing the 25-year-old threatening to fight “every n**ger” at a country music concert.
The video was shot June 9 during a Kenny Chesney concert in Philadelphia … where a sleeveless Cooper turned to the camera and says, “I will jump that fence and fight every n**ger here.”
Now, after the video, which first appeared on CrossingBroad.com, began making the rounds on various websites, Cooper has released a statement saying, “I am so ashamed and disgusted with myself. I want to apologize.”
“I have been offensive. I have apologized to my coach, to Jeffrey Lurie, to 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 was wrong and I will accept the consequences.”
The Eagles had high hopes for Cooper going into the 2013 season — and was expected to be a starter when the season kicks off in September.
It”s unclear if this video will change those plans …