Amari Cooper, Dallas police address Twitter hoax that WR was shot
Some concerning news involving Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper began spreading on social media Wednesday, but fortunately there was no truth to it.
For whatever reason, someone started a rumor that Cooper was shot in a parking garage in the Dallas area. It’s unclear exactly where or why the rumor came to be, but the Dallas Police Department issued a statement on Twitter saying Cooper has not been shot and there had been no reports of shootings in the Dallas area as of midday on Wednesday.
There has been a tweet going viral that Amari Cooper has been shot in the Dallas area. We have NOT found any validity to that tweet occurring in the city of #Dallas. At this time, there has been NO shooting incident occurring in the city of Dallas. @ChiefHallDPD
— Dallas Police Dept (@DallasPD) February 19, 2020
Cooper then took to Instagram to assure fans he is fine and that any talk of him being shot is “fake news.”
— RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) February 19, 2020
This unfortunately is not the first time we have seen a disturbing hoax involving an NFL player, and it’s another reminder to not believe everything you read on social media. We’re glad to hear Cooper was not involved in a shooting.