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Saying he was ‘‘ashamed and disgusted’’ with himself, Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper apologized repeatedly for making a racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert that was caught on video and led to him getting fined.
The video of Cooper using the N-word surfaced Wednesday on the Internet. Cooper issued a statement of apology then met with reporters outside the team’s practice facility.
‘‘This is the lowest of lows,’’ Cooper said. ‘‘This is not the type of person I want to be portrayed as. This isn’t the type of person I am. I'm extremely sorry.’’
Cooper said he was drinking when he directed the slur at an African-American security guard at the concert in June.
‘‘That’s no excuse for what I said. I don’t use that term,’’ he said.