Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper and cornerback Cary Williams reportedly got into a scuffle during Thursday’s practice. Fights during training camp and practice are nothing out of the ordinary, but they become newsworthy when they involve a player that has teammates who have admitted that they can no longer respect him.
According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Williams had to be “pulled away” from Cooper after the two tangled with one another during drills. Michael Vick was one of the players who stepped in to separate the two.
McLane added that Cooper looked visibly distraught after the disagreement and opted to stay out of drills involving receivers and defensive backs until DeSean Jackson came over to speak with him. Jackson also reportedly got in Williams’ face and had a conversation with him after the melee.
Again, this will probably end up being a whole lot of nothing. However, most of us have seen the video of Cooper’s racist outburst at a concert earlier this summer which resulted in him taking a leave of absence from the Eagles to seek counseling. Earlier this summer, Williams said he thought there was an “elephant in the room” with Cooper. It will be interesting to see if the incident from July played any role in the fight at practice on Thursday.
UPDATE: CSNPhilly.com shared a video of the fight, which you can see above. Eagles insider Geoff Mosher also added that Cooper said the incident had nothing to do with his racist remark and that the two quickly made amends.Google+