This is in response to our post from yesterday:
Riley Cooper made us aware of the tweets when the video became public. He told us that he did not know about the video. He informed us he blocked the tweets because he did not know the person nor understand the context of what that person was threatening. We promptly alerted NFL Security. This information potentially speaks to a legal issue that is a matter between Riley and the authorities. Our focus has been on Riley’s words and actions.
Besides being extraordinarily vague, that statement feels a bit misleading. If Cooper was aware of the Tweets but did not know about the video, then why was he so quick to connect the two once the video came out? It is my understanding that the Tweets were specific and frequent enough so that Cooper should have understood what they were referencing.
I didn’t see all the Tweets that were sent to Cooper about the video, but the ones I did see did not make any mention of money or payment (the implied extortion attempt), and our source claims they weren’t trying to “blackmail” or extort Cooper.