NFL’s Riley Cooper
Black History Month Selection was ‘Honest Mistake’
… Eagles Say
7 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
The Philadelphia Eagles tell TMZ Sports the fact that Riley Cooper was selected as the photo for February in the official team calendar was an “honest mistake” … and they’re looking into it.
Of course, Cooper made national headlines at a Kenny Chesney concert back in 2013 when he was caught on camera saying, “I will jump that fence and fight every n***** here.”
The Eagles fined Cooper for his actions at the time. He later apologized for his actions and then-QB Mike Vick vouched for him and said he wasn’t a racist.
Which is why it was surprising that the wide receiver was picked to represent February — Black History Month — in the official team calendar.
“If anything, it was an honest mistake,” Eagles PR rep Brett Strohsacker tells TMZ Sports.
“It never crossed our minds. I will look into this issue and see what the thought process was.”