The morning after, video of him in a parking lot (let’s call it) disagreement was posted on this site and others. The person who sent us that video provided little context at the time, but, in light of what came out yesterday, we decided to follow up with that tipster to find out what he saw before the concert. His words:
A big group of us were tailgating in K lot at the end of the row. Based on our location there were a lot of people walking by us as they were heading into the concert. Out of the corner of my eye I saw two guys, arms locked up with each other and one guy (who turned out to be Cooper) was clearly winning and pushing the guy backwards pretty fast and eventually took him to the ground – as expected, an NFL receiver can put a really nice block on an average person. Unfortunately I missed that part but started rolling once I realized who it was. They both got up and were pushing and yelling at each other. That’s when I saw Coopers friend and the kids friend come in too and try to keep them separated.
Cooper was with one guy who I don’t believe is associated with the Eagles – of the two pictures of mine that I sent that are in the original blog you did, he is in the bottom picture on the left hand side in a similar outfit to Cooper of cutoff jeans and a blue plaid shirt. From everyone I talked to, he and Kelce were tailgating nearby but Kelce wasn’t with him at the time of this “disagreement”
Also, from what I heard Cooper was walking around like a drunk idiot messing with people in the parking lot and I suppose this kid decided he would say something back and the video/photos was the result.
A commenter on the original post claiming he was “in the white shirt” in the video provided the following:
that is in fact riley cooper, i am the guy in the white shirt in the pictures. i didnt see him shove my buddy in the black to the ground but when i turned around they were going at it. riley walked away then came back and told my buddy “watch who you mess with i’m riley cooper” such a tool, wasnt my first run-in with him either, saw him at a delco bar a while back, tried to shoot the shit and was a total douche told me he wasnt riley cooper when he obviously was cause he was with chad hall, and kafka
Today, “guy in the white shirt” gave us more detail:
Basically what happened was me and my buddy were walking from Jetro, through K lot to go into the concert. I was a little bit ahead of him so I turned around and saw Riley and my friend going at it. Apparently Riley ran up to him and started dancing on him and my friend didn’t like that he did that so they started wrestling. When I got to them they were standing up yelling at each other with their faces 2 inches apart. I was a little intoxicated so I don’t recall exactly what was said but Riley had friends trying to pull him away (they all looked like they haven’t left their moms basement in 10 years) I was in between them trying to break it up, as you can see from the videos and pictures, I’m in the white cutoff. But I do remember not knowing it was Riley until the very end when he finally walked away and it settled he screamed in my face “you better watch who you mess with, I’m Riley Cooper, I’m Riley Cooper” and walked away.
Now that wasn’t my first run-in with him because probably a year and a half ago I was at a local delco bar on MacDade on a random Wednesday night when who walks in but Riley, Chall Hall and Mike Kafka. They were being the usual tools drinking while everyone was hanging on their every move. Me and my friend were just minding our own business chilling at a table watching ESPN on the tv. This is the time when one of the big stories on ESPN was Tim Tebow. Couldn’t tell you what story it was cause he’s got plenty of headlines haha But they eventually make their way to the dance floor. Me and my buddy still at the table, when out of no where Riley walks up right in between us and starts watching the tv. My friend goes “yo what’s was it like playing with Tebow and what was it like being his room mate?” Riley says “I have no idea who Tim Tebow is.” and then says “Tim Tebow is a douchebag” and then walks away.
Needless to say I’m not a huge fan of Riley. Guy doesn’t know how to handle his alcohol.
According to a number of sources, Riley Cooper wanted to be treated as if he was Bradley Cooper at the Chesney concert. He was an unruly “drunk who wanted the red-carpet treatment and security to basically kiss his a–, because he was ‘Riley Cooper, an Eagle,’ from what I saw,” said someone close to what happened that night. Apparently, when Cooper pulled out the “Don’t-you-know-who-I-am” card, it wasn’t acknowledged. “Security wasn’t having it” and Cooper apparently had a snit-fit.
A camera phone at a Kenny Chesney concert may have revealed what Riley Cooper thought about a “lowly security guard doing his job, and we get cussed at all of the time,” said the source who witnessed the Cooper meltdown
Cooper eventually found his way backstage and then onto the stage, along with Jason Kelce, Chip Kelly and others. Cooper slapped Chesney’s ass on at least one occasion and attempted to sing into a microphone which appeared to be switched off. He, um, wasn’t sober.
At the conclusion of The Boys of Fall, Cooper was the last player to linger on the stage. He eventually had to be directed off by what was presumably a member of Chesney’s crew. You can see that in the video after the jump. It has been on YouTube for almost two months.