Eagles WR Riley Cooper blocked Twitter accounts of racist video owners

Either Riley Cooper doesn't check his Twitter account or he knew about the racist video prior to its public release last Wednesday. Credit: Getty Images
Either Riley Cooper doesn’t check his Twitter account or he knew about the racist video prior to its public release last Wednesday. Credit: Getty Images

Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper blocked the accounts of two people who had been direct tweeting at him about a racist video that surfaced last Wednesday, according to Crossingbroad.com.

Cooper was “tweeted at” 10-15 times by three separate accounts regarding the video for a month and a half before it was released, according to the website. He blocked two of those accounts “at some point last weekend.”

Cooper told reporters Wednesday that the video, which created a media uproar, was brought to his attention just hours before it was originally posted online.

The Eagles released another statement on the matter on Sunday, saying that “[Cooper] informed us he blocked the tweets because he did not know the person nor understand the context of what that person was threatening.”


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