Riley Cooper apologizes, will not be disciplined by NFL

Cooper was caught on video using a racist term to describe black people. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper will not face supplementary discipline from the NFL in the wake of racist comments that were caught on camera.

According to, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told ESPN's Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic that the league will not take extra disciplinary action against Cooper.

"We will not be taking action separately from the club," Goodell told Mike and Mike.

Deadspin originally posted cell phone video of Cooper (WARNING: video contains strong language), who is going into his 4th season with the Eagles, using a derogatory term about black people during a rant at a concert.

Cooper apologized on Wednesday after the video came out and said that the team had already fined him. He also issued a lengthy apology on Twitter.

I am so ashamed and disgusted with myself. I want to apologize. I have been offensive. I have apologized to my coach, Jeffrey Lurie, and

— Riley Cooper (@RileyCooper_14) July 31, 2013

Howie roseman and to my teammates. I owe an apology to the fans and to this community. I am so ashamed, but there are no excuses. What I did

— Riley Cooper (@RileyCooper_14) July 31, 2013

Was wrong and I will accept the consequences.

— Riley Cooper (@RileyCooper_14) July 31, 2013