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Eagles' Riley Cooper apologizes for slur

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Saying he was ``ashamed and disgusted'' with himself, Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper apologized repeatedly for making a racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert that was caught on video and led to him getting fined.

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The video of Cooper using the N-word surfaced Wednesday on the Internet. Cooper issued a statement of apology then met with reporters outside the team's practice facility.

``This is the lowest of lows,'' Cooper said. ``This is not the type of person I want to be portrayed as. This isn't the type of person I am. I'm extremely sorry.''

Cooper said he was drinking when he directed the slur at an African-American security guard at the concert in June.

``That's no excuse for what I said. I don't use that term,'' he said. ``I was raised better than that. I have a great mom and dad and they're disgusted with my actions.''

Cooper said he was fined a significant amount of money by the Eagles.

``We are shocked and appalled by Riley Cooper's words,'' Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said. ``This sort of behavior or attitude from anyone has no role in a civil society. He has accepted responsibility for his words and his actions. He has been fined for this incident.''

The league released the following statement: ``The NFL stands for diversity and inclusion. Comments like this are wrong, offensive, and unacceptable.''

A fifth-round pick out of Florida, Cooper is entering his fourth season in the NFL. He has 46 catches and five touchdowns in three years with the Eagles.

Cooper had tentatively moved into a starting role after Jeremy Maclin tore his right ACL in practice last Saturday. Still, he's not guaranteed a roster spot in Chip Kelly's new offense.

``I'm willing to accept all consequences,'' Cooper said. ``I know no one in Philadelphia is happy with me right now. I accept that. I hope they see the true me and accept my apology. I know it will take a while.''

Cooper planned to speak to teammates after talking to the media.

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