Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper and cornerback Cary Williams got into a fight in practice early Thursday. It is kind of surprising that this didn’t happen sooner given the tension earlier in training camp between Riley Cooper and his teammates following the release of a video of him using racial slurs.
We had a picture earlier, and now there is video thanks to CSNPhilly.com:
This is how Jeff McLane of Philly.com describes things:
The altercation began after the two were matched up in one-on-ones. Williams and Cooper got into each other’s face and then a few players stepped in and tried to break it up. They were clenched together for several moments until cornerback Brandon Boykin was the first to step in.
Williams had to be forcibly pulled away. The fiery cornerback then walked to a separate field and strolled up and down by himself.
Cooper looked visibly distraught and stayed out of one-on-one drills that involved receivers and defensive backs until DeSean Jackson came over to him. Jackson eventually walked over to Williams and had a conversation.