Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper used a racial slur while attending a Kenny Chesney concert which was caught on video tape.
On Wednesday he spent the day apologizing and Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is ready to put the issue aside.
“He apologized for what he did, and as a team we understood,” Vick said Wednesday evening outside team headquarters, via the LATimes.com. “We all make mistakes in life and we all do and say things that maybe we do mean or we don’t mean. But as a teammate, I forgave him.”
Those comments came abouter Vick’s brother Marcus offered $1,000 for a safety to lay Cooper out.
“To address my brother’s situation and what he’s saying, I don’t think it’s really relevant,” said Vick, via CSNPhilly.com. “You can’t allow yourself to be encumbered in what’s going on. I don’t agree with what my brother is saying.”
The Eagles have fined Cooper an undisclosed amount of money and the NFL is considering punishment of their own.
“Riley is still my teammate and he just stood in front of us and apologized for what he said. Somewhere deep down you’ve got to find some level of respect for that. To people in the outside world who don’t know how we’re dealing with it, they’re going to forge their own opinions, but my brother has to not show a certain level of ignorance himself.”
Of course Marcus Vick is using the old twitter got hacked excuse at this point.