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When it was revealed that the video of Riley Cooper threatening to "fight every nigger" at a Kenny Chesney concert was sold to Crossing Broad for a little more than $100, many people asked the same question: Why didn't the person with the video try to sell it to Riley Cooper for what would have likely been a sum much greater than $100? According to Crossing Broad, Cooper was in fact made aware of the video's existence multiple times before it was eventually sold.

The video had been circulated amongst a small group of friends, several of whom contacted Cooper via Twitter over the past month and a half. Two of the people who contacted Cooper, one of whom eventually provided us with the video, confirmed that Cooper blocked them on Twitter, perhaps as recently as Sunday night.

Before releasing the video, we knew that Cooper had been contacted about its existence, but were unaware of the extent to which attempts to reach him occurred. Our source estimates that, since mid-June, Cooper was “tweeted at” 10-15 times by at least three separate accounts about the video in which he threatened to “jump the fence and fight every nigger” at the Chesney concert. All of those Tweets have since been deleted, but we’ve seen several of them and can confirm their existence.

One of Cooper’s friends was also contacted about the video, in a more direct manner. There was no response.


Cooper probably shouldn't have ignored those tweets. Head on over to Crossing Broad for the rest of the details, including a rather hilarious bit of prescience concerning Marcus Vick from one of the video's owners.


[Crossing Broad]

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