Philadelphia Eagles' wide-receiver Riley Cooper has issued a public apology for his actions following the emergence of video footage that saw him using racist language at a concert.
Cooper, who has been fined for by his club, and reportedly apologised to his team-mates in person last night, told of his regret, and insisted he was "not that type of person."
The damning footage went viral in a matter of hours and Cooper was bombarded with complaints from all quarters.
Jeffrey Lurie, owner of the Eagles released a statement that read: "We are shocked and appalled by Riley Cooper's words.
"This sort of behaviour 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."
Cooper himself publicly apologised for his actions. In his speech he declared he was "disgusted and sorry," and went on to say: "I wasn't raised that way. I've got a great mum and dad at home, and they're extremely, extremely disappointed in me."
A number of Cooper's Philadelphia team-mates have expressed their views on the matter, including quarterback Michael Vick.
Vick said: "I know what type of person he is. That's what makes it hard to understand but easy to forgive him."
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