Born in Oklahoma City Riley Cooper is a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles. He attended college at the University of Florida where he trained under coach Urban Meyer on a full tuition sports scholarship. In 2010 former Florida Gators wide receiver turned Philadelphia Eagle signed a four year contract. His contract is worth $1.962 million, and Cooper will receive a $171,500 signing bonus. He was selected in the 5th round 159th overall. His net in 2013 is estimated at $2.5 million from his contract and small investments. Before signing with the Eagles he was also offered a MLB contract worth $250,000 when he was 18 years old. But he declined to focus on football.
During the 2012 season he missed a lot of time and became a bench warmer due to a broken collarbone. After he returned he scored a one handed touch down in a game against the Dallas Cowboys. Despite a successful comeback he recently landed himself in hot water during an incident caught on camera. At a Kenny Chesney concert Riley Cooper alleges he was intoxicated when he had an altercation with a Black security guard. He threatened the guard and said he would “jump over that fence and fight every n*gga in there.” The incident was immediately sent to TMZ who were the first to publish the video on their site garnering over 1 million views within 24 hours. After the publication Riley was immediately forced to apologize. As of now the Philadelphia Eagles has put him on a “timeout.” He was fined and two days later excused from team activities to seek counseling.