Lil Wayne took to Twitter to blast Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper, who was fined after a video surfaced of him using racially insensitive language at a Kenny Chesney concert.
Lil Wayne took to Twitter to respond to the comments Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper made at a Kenny Chesney concert.
In a video that was released Wednesday (July 31), the NFL player was reportedly upset that he was not allowed backstage at the country music concert. Cooper then went on a rant, using a racial slur reportedly aimed at the Black security guard who would not let him backstage.
Cooper was fined Wednesday for his comments and yesterday (August 2), he left the team and was excused by the Eagles from all team activities.
“Right now, I think it’s important for me to take some time to reflect on this situation,” Cooper said in a statement released by the team, as per NFL.com. “The organization and my teammates have been extremely supportive, but I also realize that there are people who will have a tough time forgiving me for what I’ve done. The best thing for me, and for the team, is to step away for a period of time.”
The Eagles also provide a statement. “Riley Cooper will be seeking counseling and we have excused him from all team activities,” the statement said, as per NFL.com. “This is all new territory and we are going to evaluate this timetable every step of the way. He will meet with professionals provided by the Eagles during this period of time to better help him understand how his words have hurt so many, including his teammates.”
Cooper’s Eagles teammates are divided on Cooper and his comments. Quarterback Michael Vick said that he could accept Cooper as a teammate, while running back LeSean McCoy described learning of his teammate’s comment as “losing a friend,” saying, “I can’t respect a guy like that,” as per NFL.com.