Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Cary Williams created some buzz last week when he said he wasn’t crazy about joint practices scheduled with the New England Patriots, who he referred to as “cheaters.”
Asked about it again this week, Williams didn’t back down.
“Did I say the wrong thing? No,” Williams told The News Journal of Wilmington, Del. “I stand firm on what my beliefs are and that’s just that. I didn’t tell a lie. At the end of the day, that did happen. It’s in the history books. As far as I’m concerned, I made a comment about it and that’s that.”
Last week, Williams said the Patriots were cheaters because they had been fined in 2007 for illegally filming opponents’ practices. He intimated that was the reason behind the franchise’s three Super Bowl rings, pointing out last week:
“They haven’t won a Super Bowl since they got caught.”
As far as whether the Patriots will put a target on his back in their three joint practices in Foxborough, Mass., next week prior to their preseason game on Aug. 15?
“I don’t care,” Williams said. “That’s the whole point. I don’t care if they come after me or not. That doesn’t scare me. My mentality is I’ve never been a punk, never been a sissy, never been a guy that’s going to be a scared guy.
“I don’t play this game in fear at all. I don’t fear no man. As far as I’m concerned, you put your pants on as well as I put my pants on. We’re going to man up when we get there.”
Just so we’re all clear on that.