video via Press of Atlantic City
Riley Cooper apologized on Twitter earlier. He then met with reporters outside the NovaCare Complex. He told them that he will speak with teammates tonight. He seemed genuinely sorry, but, perhaps in trying to shield others from being roped into this mess, said that he was alone at the concert. He wasn’t. Jason Kelce can very clearly be seen in the video, and they appeared on stage later in the evening, along with Chip Kelly.
Jeffrey Lurie’s statement:
“We are shocked and appalled by Riley Cooper’s words. 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.”
And an NFL spokesperson with the necessary comments to Pro Football Talk:
“The NFL stands for diversity and inclusion. Comments like this are wrong, offensive, and unacceptable.”
Michael Vick told the media that he forgives Cooper and doesn’t agree with what his idiot brother is saying. From Philly Mag:
“Riley came to us as a man and apologized for what he did,” Vick said. “As a team, we understood because we all make mistakes in life and we all do and say things that maybe we do mean or we don’t mean. But as a teammate, I forgave him. As a team, we forgave him. We understand the magnitude of the situation. We understand that a lot of people may be hurt and offended, but I know Riley Cooper. I know him as a man. I’ve been with him for the last three years and I know what type of person he is. And that’s what makes it easy, at the same time hard, to understand the situation, but easy to forgive him. I forgave him.”
He spoke with Cooper for 15 minutes and the pair addressed the team in a five-minute “open dialoge session” at Chip Kelly’s urging.