Fight Breaks Out At Eagles Practice Between Cary Williams And Riley CooperBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, General News, News Thursday, September 5th, 2013
A fight just broke out all of sudden at the Eagles practice at the Nova Care Complex. Eagles cornerback Cary Williams was covering wide receiver Riley Cooper as he ran an inside slant route during the one-on-one drills near the beginning of practice.
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick threw the ball to Cooper, who dove for the football but Williams knocked the ball down with his left hand. He also had his right arm wrapped around Cooper as he took him to the ground.
Cooper felt like he had been tackled and the practice was only in shorts, helmets and shells, so he got up and approached Williams to grab him. But Williams stepped back and started firing punches. The cornerback was landing punch after punch on Cooper, but the wide receiver had his helmet on to protect himself. Cooper tried to lift his hands to protect himself, but he didn’t fire back any punches. Williams also grabbed Cooper’s helmet to prolong the scuffle.
Cornerbacks Bryce Brown and the newly acquired Shaun Prater came into grab Williams and break up the fight, but the former Ravens cornerback wasn’t interested in breaking it up, so he continued pursuing Cooper can yelling at him.
Eventually Vick came in and grabbed Williams to cool him down. Defensive back coach Todd Lyte came into help Vick as they tried to talk some sense into Williams. It seemed that Williams said something that fired up Vick, so Lyte stepped in to get Vick out of the altercation and back into the huddle. At the end of it all, wide receiver DeSean Jackson came in and escorted Williams out of the action.
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