Riley Cooper blocks tweets
August 6 , 2013
Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper has been receiving threatening messages on Twitter after his video regarding the racial slur became public.
Cooper said he doesn't know the the person and neither does he understand the context of what the person was threatening. He informed his team of the threats after the video became public.
The team alerted NFL security and said "this information potentially speaks to the legal issue that is a matter between Riley and the authorities. Our focus has been on Riley's words and actions."
The video was taken at a Kenny Chesney concert and Cooper apologized both Wednesday and Thursday. He has also left the team to seek counseling.
Eagles coach Chip Kelly said there is no time frame within which Cooper will return to the Eagles.