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Just about every report on Riley Cooper and his racial slur included the element that he was at a Kenny Chesney concert in that now infamous video.
Not surprisingly, Chesney was not too blissful to be related to the story in any means.
An ESPN story stated that Chesney reached out to author LZ Granderson (it is the sort of story you want to back away from as shortly as potential) and the nation music star mentioned he does not condone what Cooper stated in any respect.
“I am as shocked as anybody to see the video of Riley Cooper that’s started circulating on the web. I don’t believe in discrimination in any type, and I feel utilizing language like that is not solely unacceptable, it is hateful beyond words,” Chesney instructed Granderson.
“To judge an entire audience by one loud mouth is not truthful.. not to the NFL, to not town of Philadelphia and that awesome crowd, not to my band and crew and positively not to me, who believes music is about bringing individuals together for friendship and forgetting in regards to the issues in life that bring you down.”
Chesney made certain to also mention that he would not “know every part about every participant who comes to our reveals,” in case there was any query about him being OKAY with Cooper’s actions.
On Thursday, a day after Cooper grew to become a family name for all of the incorrect reasons, the Eagles stated in an announcement they and Cooper will “seek outside assistance” to further educate him on his phrases and actions:
“In meeting with Riley yesterday, we decided collectively that his subsequent step will be to hunt outside help to help him absolutely understand the impact of his phrases and actions. He needs to mirror. As a company, we’ll provide the assets he needs to take action.”
On ESPN Radio, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Cooper would not be suspended or face additional self-discipline by the league. The Eagles introduced they fined Cooper.