Amari Cooper has confirmed that he has not been involved in a shooting in the United States.
The Dallas Cowboys wide receiver was the subject of an internet rumour on Wednesday which insisted that he had been targeted in the streets.
But he has since confirmed on Instagram that he has not been involved in an incident.
A Twitter account, which has now been deleted, wrote: "BREAKING NEWS: Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper shot in a parking garage in Dallas area. Coopers health is unknown, will follow with updates."
But shortly after the post went viral, Cooper took to Instagram to respond.
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On a black screen, he wrote: "That was fake news y'all, everything good over here."
The report was also dismissed by Cooper's team-mate and friend Dez Bryant, who took to Twitter to say: "This world have some real messed up folks in it…
"Coop just text me… I don’t get it… why would anybody start a rumor like that?? Weirdos seriously."
The Dallas Police Department also responded: "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.
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"At this time, there has been NO shooting incident occurring in the city of Dallas."
Cooper has recently finished his first full season with the Dallas Cowboys.
He was a first round draft pick by the Oakland Raiders in 2015 but twas traded to the Cowboys in October 2018.
The four-time Pro Bowler is scheduled to become a free agent when the new season begins on March 18.
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