Marcus Vick allegedly put out a bounty on the head of Riley Cooper today on Twitter.
The brother of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is not a fan of the wide receiver after his racial slur became public.
Cooper is under fire for using the N-word at a Kenny Chesney concert which was caught on video. In the footage that has gone viral, Cooper says “I will jump that fence and fight every n***** here.” According to Deadspin, Cooper was upset that he wasn’t allowed backstage at the concert because he didn’t have the proper pass and that the security guard was black.
Cooper has since apologized both on social media and in a press conference. The Eagles fined him an undisclosed amount.
Marcus Vick tweeted that he would pay $1,000 “to the first Free Safety or Strong Safety that light his ass up.” A follow-up tweet said “… Who want to play on a team with guys like that?” Vick also reportedly called the Eagles player a “racist piece of sh*t” on Twitter.
The Marcus Vick Riley Cooper bounty did not sit well with many social media users. Earlier this evening, Marcus Vick claimed his twitter account was hacked, and all the Riley Cooper-related tweets have now been deleted.
Of the Riley Cooper Marcus Vick bounty tweet, Michael Vick said that “I don’t agree with what my brother is saying,” ComcastSportsNet reports. Added the quarterback: “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.”
Marcus Vick’s latest tweet says “my girl is deleting my Twitter.”
Earlier this month, Marcus Vick blasted the George Zimmerman not guilty verdict on Twitter.
Do you believe that Marcus Vick’s Twitter account was hacked?
Ok ok my girl is deleting my twitter. You guys have fun. Enjoy & be safe I'm out! ✌
— Marcus Vick (@MVFive) August 1, 2013
[Riley Cooper image credit: Matthew Straubmuller]