Riley Cooper Says Cary Williams Scuffle Had Nothing to Do with Racial Slur

Riley Cooper Says Cary Williams Scuffle Had Nothing to Do with Racial Slur
September 5, 2013, 2:00 pm
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After watching Eagles corner Cary Williams get into a scuffle with teammate Riley Cooper at practice this morning, most fans immediately wondered if the incident had anything at all to do with Cooper's infamous use of a racial slur at a country music concert this offseason. It's hard not to let your mind take you there. But Cooper spoke with reporters following the little scrap at practice today and shot that notion down.

[VIDEO: Cooper and Williams get into scrap at practice on Thursday]

CSN's Geoff Mosher has a series of tweets explaining Cooper's side of things:

Cooper said the incident had nothing to do with his offseason issue, said Williams never mentioned that. Says nobody on other teams have.

— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) September 5, 2013

Cooper said its cool between he and Cary. Said it was over seconds after. Cary said "good route" later after a different play.

— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) September 5, 2013

Williams, for his part, opted not to discuss the scrap. From the Inquirer's Jeff McLane:

Riley Cooper: "Everything is completely, 100% normal ... We’re all real close. Everybody. Cary included. He’s my boy.” #Eagles

— Jason Wolf (@JasonChadWolf) September 5, 2013

Cary Williams at his locker stall: "Don't even come by here. I'm not talking at all."

— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) September 5, 2013

And Mike Vick's thoughts via CSN's Roob:

Michael Vick on the Cary Williams-Riley Cooper skirmish at practice: “Cary’s a guy who’s very animated, who’s very angry sometimes, and that’s just how he is. We know him, but we love him to death, we embrace him, we accept him. It was early, it was real early to be doing a 1-on-1 competitive period when practice just started, so both of those guys probably had a chip on their shoulder, and they’ve been going back and forth all summer, so it was bound to happen. I just don’t want those guys getting into those type of interactions as of right now. There are a lot of things that we’ve got to focus on, and they’ve got to understand the big picture.”

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