Posted September 05, 2013

Eagles’ Riley Cooper, Cary Williams get into practice scuffle

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Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick, restrains Cary Williams from Riley Cooper, (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick restrains Cary Williams from Riley Cooper. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper and cornerback Cary Williams got into a fight at practice today and several players including quarterback Michael Vick had to separate the two.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Williams threw punches at Cooper after the two were engaged in one-on-one drills and had to be forcibly pulled away after he went back after the wide receiver after the initial fight.

Williams went to another field and paced around after the fight, while wideout DeSean Jackson went over and talked to Cooper.

Vick was upset after the incident.

“I try to be the peacemaker, but these young dudes don’t respect me,” he said. “Our maturity level’s gotta be on a whole different plane. Regardless of who the catalyst was for the whole fight, that doesn’t matter. We’ve gotta be men. We’re not guys who are out on the street, fighting one another. We’re teammates … It’s game week. We don’t have time for that. I don’t. It’s a distraction.”

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Cooper was embroiled in controversy in late July when a video surfaced of him saying racial slurs at a Kenny Chesney concert. Williams was one of several players who said he had a problem with what Cooper said. Cooper later took a leave of absence from the team to seek help.


9 comments
saulndahcpt
saulndahcpt

I bet Cary is not going to do that to Dez . Bet Dez is going to put Cary in the new again bet.

jshunk16
jshunk16

Calm down people! It was only a "practice scuffle". They will get better with more practice.

OwG
OwG

Wonder if he still felt like fighting "every n****r in there" right then...LOL

RobertJacke
RobertJacke

This probably was a no contract drill when Williams decided to push Coop to the ground and talk crap......

DavidWayneHenley
DavidWayneHenley

Level of significance of this story reminds me: A "story" in the Tucson paper a few years ago headlined "CATS HOOPSTERS PLAY PICKUP GAMES IN OFFSEASON"

m.guszak
m.guszak

A scuffle between two players at a practice? That never happens! It must be racially motivated and one player clearly wrong.

captaincone9
captaincone9

The first of many scuffles Mr. Riley.......just wait until you start playing the opponents......At the end of the day Riley is still a teammate that said something stupid, Either you can move on or be a bigger part of the problem.. ...and if Eagles management deem you part of the problem, guess who is going to be cut....

x72
x72

Cary Williams is a loser, always will be.