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Riley Cooper Receiving Threatening Tweets

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Eagles wide-receiver Riley Cooper is reportedly getting threatening messages.

The Eagles organization released a statement, saying Cooper got the threats via twitter.

The full statement read:

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.

Cooper has been fined by the Eagles, and is now on leave seeking counseling.

A video of him using a racial slur at a concert surfaced on Wednesday. He soon apologized via twitter and in person over the video.

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